Next “Tombs By Twilight” Tour Is January 23, 2016

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Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk with be on January 23, 2016 – we hope you’ll join us!

Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to provide a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. This exclusive evening cemetery tour departs from Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar at the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel. After a guided tour of the cemetery, guests return for complimentary drinks, appetizers and post tour socializing.

Founded in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just steps outside of the French Quarter at the corner of St. Louis & Basin Streets. It is a maze of wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs that artistically showcase the unique burial customs & traditions of New Orleans.

Our January tour will begin at 4:30pm. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. Ticket price is $45.00 per person, and advance reservations are required.

Make your reservation online easily by heading to the following page: www.saveourcemeteries.org/exclusive-tombs-by-twilight-tour/

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Our Next ‘Tombs By Twilight’ Tour Is Saturday, November 28th

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Our next “Tombs by Twilight” tour is this Saturday, November 28th – the perfect way to share our historic cemeteries and beautiful city with your guests!

Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries to provide you with a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. This exclusive evening cemetery tour departs from Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar at the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel. After a guided tour of the cemetery, guests return for complimentary drinks, appetizers and post tour socializing.

This weekend’s tour will begin at 4:00pm. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. Ticket pice is $45.00 per person, and advance reservations are required.

Founded in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just steps outside of the French Quarter at the corner of St. Louis & Basin Streets. It is a maze of wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs that artistically showcase the unique burial customs & traditions of New Orleans.

Make your reservation online easily by heading to the following page:
www.saveourcemeteries.org/exclusive-tombs-by-twilight-tour/

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“Tombs by Twilight” Tour Featured In Clarion Herald

Save Our Cemeteries “Tombs by Twilight” tour is featured in an October 29, 2015 article by the Clarion Herald, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese Of New Orleans.

Excerpt:
“’Tombs by Twilight’ is held the fourth Saturday of the month with the next tours set for Nov. 28 and Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. Advance reservation through Save Our Cemeteries is required. The tour is open to those 21 and older and includes a 75- to 90-minute tour, a tour pamphlet, hors d’oeuvres and a drink at the nearby Chateau LeMoyne Hotel’s Richard Fiske Martini Bar. The tour begins and ends at the hotel, where guides meet those with reservations. The Archdiocese of New Orleans receives no compensation from this tour.

“We tried to make it more elegant,” Walker said about the tour with an after party held at the hotel. “It’s been great. Some people hang out and talk for an hour after the tour.”

Walker, whose Save Our Cemeteries office overlooks the cemetery, said St. Louis No. 1 “is beautiful at night. And, with their dusk tour the only one in the cemetery, those who take it “feel more special. People are calling to see if there are cancellations.”

You can read the whole article here.

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“Mourning In Louisiana” Tour Starts This Friday, October 16th

Save Our Cemeteries Mourning In Louisiana TourPhotograph by Tulane Public Relations

 

Will you be joining us this Friday, October 16th for our first “Mourning In Louisiana” tour? Save Our Cemeteries and the Pitot House & Louisiana Landmarks Society have partnered together to present a special tour on 19th century mourning and interment customs! The tour showcases both the historic Pitot House museum and St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, with light refreshments to be served afterwards.

Tour groups meet at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John at 1:30 pm and walk to the historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 with a trained and licensed tour guide. After a tour of burial customs and the historic figures located in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, the tour returns to the Pitot House with a short tour of the house and collections. The Pitot House will display 19th century mourning attire and other period necro-artifacts and textiles from a private collection on loan.

Located on historic Bayou St. John, the Pitot House is the only Creole colonial country house that is open to the public in New Orleans. It tells the story of life along the bayou since the earliest days of settlement. The Pitot House has had a variety of owners from prominent lawyers to austere nuns. One of the most prominent was James Pitot, the first mayor of New Orleans after the city’s incorporation who lived here from 1810-1819. The Pitot House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Partner Place.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 is located near the end of Esplanade Avenue, near Bayou St. John. The cemetery had its beginnings in 1848 when an Act was passed by Legislature in March of that year under which the City Council privileged the Cathedral wardens to establish a new cemetery. It opened in 1854. The crypts on average are more elaborate than at the other St. Louis cemeteries, including a number of fine 19th century marble tombs. Those entombed include ragtime composer Paul Sarebresole, photographer E. J. Bellocq, and painter Ralston Crawford.

Tours are conducted 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm every Friday afternoon from October 16th through November 20th, 2015.

Admission is $30/person.

To make your reservation now: http://www.saveourcemeteries.org/mourning-in-louisiana-tour/

Download: Mourning In Louisiana Tour Flyer (PDF)

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Tombs by Twilight Tour Starts Next Weekend (9/26)!

Exclusive: “Tombs by Twilight” TourWill you be joining us next Saturday, September 26th for our first “Tombs by Twilight” tour? With the beautiful fall weather, it’s a wonderful time to visit, and we’re very excited to offer our first tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. “Tombs by Twilight” tours, offered exclusively through Save Our Cemeteries, will depart from Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (located in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel), & return to the bar after the cemetery tour for complimentary drinks and appetizers. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older.

Upcoming Tour Dates & Times:
• September 26, 2015, 6:00 pm.
• October 24, 2015, 5:30 pm.
• November 28, 2015, 4:00 pm.
• December 26, 2015, 4:00 pm.

Founded in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is located just steps outside of the French Quarter at the corner of St. Louis & Basin Streets. It is the burial ground of some of the most illustrious citizens of New Orleans, including Etienne de Bore, pioneer in sugar development; Daniel Clark, financial supporter of the American Revolution; Paul Morphy, world famous chess champion; and other local and national figures.

Notable structures include the wall vaults, the supposed final resting place of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and the magnificent tombs of the French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish pleasure & aid society groups.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans. It is a maze of wall vaults, family tombs, and society tombs that artistically showcase the unique burial customs & traditions of New Orleans.

Save Our Cemeteries is the only non-profit in New Orleans that offers cemetery tours. Proceeds from your tour ticket price will go directly towards our mission of cemetery restoration, education and advocacy.

More Info and Tour Bookings:
http://www.saveourcemeteries.org/exclusive-tombs-by-twilight-tour/

Download: Tombs By Twilight Tour Flyer (PDF)

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