SOC Offices Closed December 23rd – December 26th, 2016.


Please note that Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 and Monday, December 26th, 2016, in observation of the Christmas holiday. We wish all of you a happy, and healthy holiday season, and look forward to connecting with you when our offices reopen on Tuesday, December 27th, 2016. Cheers!

SOC’s next “Tombs by Twilight” tour is Saturday, November 19th!

Twilight 1

Photo credited to Sally Asher.

Have you joined us for our “Tombs by Twilight” tour? Our next tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk will be conducted on Saturday, November 19th  at 4:00 PM – we hope you’ll join us!

Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to provide a unique walking tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. This exclusive evening cemetery tour departs from Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (RF’s) at the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel. After a guided tour of the cemetery, guests return to the hotel lounge 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 and Basin Streets. It is the final resting place 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 famed oven wall vaults, the supposed tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and the magnificent tombs of the French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish societies.

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

Save Our Cemeteries is the only non-profit in New Orleans that offers cemetery tours. A portion of the proceeds from your tour ticket price will go directly towards cemetery restoration in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older. Ticket price is $45.00 per person, and advance reservations are required.

To make your reservation:



Photo of St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, credited to photographer Beth Trepagnier

Save Our Cemeteries is very pleased to announce the development of a new tour, the “St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 & 2 Combo Tour” – we would love for you to join us! The first opportunity to take this tour will be on June 18th, 2016 at 12:30pm

Tours to be offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, and the first and third Saturday of the month at 12:30pm.

The St. Louis cemeteries are the final resting place for many of New Orleans’ most illustrious citizens.Hear about the lasting influence of diverse individuals, from governors and mayors to jazz musicians, early civil rights activists to veterans of the Battle of New Orleans.

This is a 2 hour tour that involves considerable walking. The cemeteries are approximately two blocks apart. Tour cost is $30.00 with advance registration for participants over the age of 12. Proceeds from all tours help fund Save Our Cemeteries restoration program.