Archives for July 2015

Save $3 Off Your Cemetery Tour In August!

Save $3 Off Your Cemetery Tour In August

Save $3 per ticket when you book your SOC tour online during the month of August*! Just enter Promo Code: SOCAUGTOUR at check out.

*Rules And Restrictions: Only valid for tickets purchased online through Save Our Cemeteries website Not valid for phone bookings and walk-ups. Code applies for each ticket sold when a booking is made during the month of August (1st-31st) 2015 only. Promo codes are non-transferable. Code applies only to tours of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 & Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Other restrictions may apply.

Save The Date! 2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale

2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale invite (Click to enlarge)

2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale

Please join SOC for the 2015 Soirée de la Société Internationale, a Save Our Cemeteries fundraiser in partnership with the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) New Orleans, on Wednesday, September 9th 2015, from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT) at the Audubon Tea Room, 6500 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA.

The evening event is inspired by New Orleans unique and historic society tombs, which will be reflected in an extraordinary four course wine pairing dinner highlighting the culture and cuisine brought to the city by its diverse immigrant population. The event will feature premier New Orleans chefs, a gala patron party and silent auction for an anticipated audience of approximately three hundred guests. Proceeds from the soiree will benefit the efforts of Save Our Cemeteries to ensure these beautiful iconic New Orleans landmarks are protected for generations to come.

Patron Party & Dinner Individual Ticket – $150.00/ticket.
Dinner (Only) Individual Tickets – $100.00/ticket.
Patron Party & Sponsor Level (Table of 10) – $2,000.

– Limited number of tickets available.
– Confirmation deadline: August 10, 2015.
– Cocktail attire required.

To make reservations for this year’s event, you may do so by sending a check to Save Our Cemeteries, 501 Basin Street #3C, New Orleans, LA 70112 or by purchasing your TICKETS ONLINE.

Download Forms:
2015 Soiree Donation Form (.pdf)
Corporate Sponsorship Form (.pdf)

Action Report: Open Graves Found At Second Cemetery

A video report from WWL-TV’s Bill Capo about SOC’s “Open Tombs” project and our efforts to close 16+ open tombs at the Valence Street Cemetery. SOC’s Director, Amanda Walker, was interviewed for the segment. Give it a watch!

Action Report: Open graves found at second cemetery (WWL-TV video) [Click to Open]  Click on image to play video

Donations of any amount are always helpful and greatly appreciated. Contributions to the “Open Tombs” project can be made by sending a check to Save Our Cemeteries at: 501 Basin Street, Suite 3C, New Orleans LA 70112. They can be also made online at the following link:

The Valence Street Cemetery opened in 1867 in what was the city of Jefferson, a suburb of New Orleans.

Airdate: 7/22/15

Video: Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 Repairs By Save Our Cemeteries

Some video goodness from our friends at on SOC’s “Open Tombs” project at Lafayette Cemetery No. 2. – Published on Jul 13, 2015. Give it a watch!

(Video courtesy of | The Times-Picayune)

New Cemetery Tour Pricing Structure Effective 7/15/15

Save Our Cemeteries has enacted some changes to our tour pricing structure, going into effect July 15, 2015. We have decided to make these changes in order to best meet the increased demand for tours, given the present restrictions for St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in particular.

Unless otherwise noted, the prices listed below are for our regular/daily tours of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Special tours, themed tours and group tours may have their own individual pricing and restrictions. We highly recommend that you book your tour online, in order to guarantee your reservation. Tour bookings made online will receive a reduced rate.

Bookings Online: The price to reserve a space on a tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & No. 2 is $20.00* per person (ages 12+). Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tour reservations can be made at a cost of $15.00* per person (ages 12+). *-an additional small service fee will apply. Additional discounts, (such as promo codes) can only be redeemed online. Reservations online must be made at least 2 hours prior to the tour.

Bookings By Phone: If your reservation is made at least 12 hours in advance, you will be given the online discounted rate. Reservations made by phone less than 12 hours before the tour will be charged the “walk-up” price, and the additional service fee.

Walk-ups: Individuals who have not booked a tour through our website or phone will be charged $25.00 per person (ages 12+) to tour St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & No. 2. Tours of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 will be at a cost of $20.00 per person (ages 12+). Walk-up prices are Cash Only.

You can book our cemetery tours HERE.