SOC News

Beginning February 26th, All St. Louis 1 and St. Louis 1&2 Combo tours will meet at a new location: BACKATOWN COFFEE PARLOUR, 301 Basin Street, Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112
SOC is now accepting contractor bids for marble surround and tablet repairs to the DeGruy tomb inside historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Click on the restoration tab for more info.
PLEASE NOTE: Although SOC conducts tours 7 days per week, our office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all major holidays. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm CT, Monday through Friday. No one is in the office to take calls on the weekends or on holidays.
The new meeting location for the Tombs by Twilight tour is the Hyatt Centric French Quarter, in the Batch Lounge.
The address is 800 Iberville, on the corner of Iberville and Bourbon, and the main entrance to the hotel is at the valet drop off. Batch Lounge is directly to the left when you enter the hotel.
SOC's Annual 1 Mile, 5K through Metairie Cemetery is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018. Registration is now open!
We are pleased to announce that the restoration of the cast iron Karstendiek Tomb located in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is complete!


Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 - in New Orleans' historic Garden District.
Daily at 10:30 am & 1:00 pm.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 - just outside the historic French Quarter.
Monday through Saturday at 10:00am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm. Sunday at 10 am.

St. Louis 1 & 2 Combo Tour

Offered every Friday, Saturday, and Monday, as well as the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, at 9:30 am. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For more information about group tours, school tours, and/or private tours, please call the office at (504) 525-3377 or email

The 2018 A Run & Walk Through History is Sunday, April 22!

The largest run/walk held inside a cemetery in the nation offers a spectacular course for runners and walkers to enjoy the rich history of those that played a role in building New Orleans.

1 Mile Run & Walk begins at 8:30 am followed by a 5K Run & Walk beginning at 9:00 am.

On-site registration and packet pickup opens at 7:30 am.

Visit to register!

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