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: SOCAUG16 at check out.

*Rules And Restrictions: Only valid for tickets purchased online through Save Our Cemeteries website www.SaveOurCemeteries.org. 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) 2016 only. Promo codes are non-transferable. Code applies to tours of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 & 2 Combo Tour, and Tombs by Twilight tours. Other restrictions may apply.

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All Saints Day 2015 SOC Activities

Vaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints DayVaults of old St Louis Cemetery No. 1, All Saints Day postcard, date unknown (public domain)

 

Have you made your plans for All Saints Day on November 1?

Here are the activities that we have planned for All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1st:

Information tables will be staffed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 from from 10 am to 1 pm. We will also be selling Save Our Cemeteries merchandise with all proceeds going directly to our preservation and restoration efforts in New Orleans’ historic cemeteries.

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Tour St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 on All Saints Day

Looking for something special to do for All Saints Day? Spend the early morning taking care of your family’s tomb, and then join us for a tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. The tour will begin on November 1, 2014, at 10:00am.

Tickets for the tour are $15 for SOC members & $18 for non-members and reservations are required. To RSVP, please call 504-525-3377.

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Security on Sundays in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

Save Our Cemeteries and the Archdiocese of New Orleans are pleased to announce that security will be provided every Sunday from 8:00am – 12:00pm for interested historians, genealogists, cemetery buffs and family members to visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, bounded by Claiborne, Robertson, St. Louis and Iberville Streets.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 was established in 1823 and is located in the Faubourg Treme neighborhood, three blocks behind St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It is the largest early Creole cemetery in New Orleans, covering three city blocks.

The cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and was listed on the 2010 World Monument Funds “Watch List” of most endangered cultural sites because the site is threatened by neglect, vandalism, theft and natural disaster.

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Thank you to our fantastic volunteers!

A HUGE thank you to our amazing volunteers who came out last Saturday. They worked on seven (!) tombs in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, restoring the ironwork surrounds & gates.

A special thank you to the two SOC board members (you know who you are!), the 3 former-interns (plus friend) who continue to volunteer their time with us, the repeat volunteers, and to Harry & Ryan, our volunteer leaders from Hands On New Orleans. We love you!

Working with Hands On has been a wonderful experience, so if you are looking for places to volunteer in New Orleans, I highly recommend their services.

The next volunteer project will be on February 25, and we’ll be back in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 working on ironwork restoration, and maybe even a bit of marble cleaning. If you’re interested in signing up, please do so ASAP as the spots fill up quickly.

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Upcoming Cemetery Clean-Ups: Call for Volunteers
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