CEMETERY WALKING TOURS
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 Cemetery No. 2 - a few blocks from the historic French Quarter.
This tour is only offered on the fourth Sunday of the month, and the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 10:00 am. *After October 1st, this tour will no longer be offered as a regular tour. It will be offered as a special tour, twice a month, TBA.*
St. Louis Cemeteries nos. 1 & 2 Combo Tour - this combination tour is offered every Friday, Saturday, and Monday, as well as on the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, at 9:30 am.
The Karstendiek tomb restoration project is near completion!
Save Our Cemeteries contracted Irish Channel Iron Works to begin the work on the tomb approximately one year ago. We are so excited to see how far it's come and how beautiful the tomb now looks!
Although it is one of many unique tombs that occupy Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in Uptown New Orleans, the Karstendeik tomb is a particular treasure because it is the only cast iron tomb in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, and one of only 16 in all of Orleans Parish. The tomb is also popularly known as the “Vampire Lestat Tomb” because of its striking resemblance to the tomb prop featured in the film adaption of famed author Anne Rice's novel Interview with the Vampire. Click on the "Restoration" tab at the top of this page to see pics!
Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans, LA. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.
Save Our Cemeteries depends on the kindness & generosity of people like you to support our work of preserving, protecting & promoting the historic cemeteries of New Orleans.