CEMETERY TOURS

Save Our Cemeteries - New Orleans Cemetery Tours

Save Our Cemeteries offers cemetery tours in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 seven days per week and a St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 and 2 Combo Tour, every Monday, Friday and Saturday, and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am.

General Tour Information:

  • Tours typically last 1 1/2 hours. Please allow at least 2 hours to take our tours.
  • Children under 12 years of age can take a tour for free
  • All tours leave on-time, rain or shine.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour begins, as our tour guides start their tours promptly at the scheduled times.
  • Suggested items to bring: bottled water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, hats, umbrellas (to protect from rain and provide shade).
  • When touring St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, you are required to stay with your tour group at all times. Leaving your group is strictly prohibited by New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries, the owner/operator of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
  • Tours fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot in advance. You must book online at least two hours before the tour begins.
  • Beginning October 1st, 2017, there will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.

 

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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the historic Garden District

Daily at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

$15 per person

Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at the entrance to the cemetery at Washington Avenue (across from Commander’s Palace restaurant). Beginning October 1st, 2017, there will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 just outside the historic French Quarter

Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm
Sunday at 10 am

$20 per person

Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin Street, Ste. 1 New Orleans, LA 70112. (MAP)

Beginning October 1st, 2017, there will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.

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St. Louis Cemeteries No. 1 & 2 Combination Tour, just outside the French Quarter

This tour is offered every Friday, Saturday, and Monday, as well as the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, at 9:30 am.

$35 per person

Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin Street, Ste. 1 New Orleans, LA 70112. (MAP). Reservations are required, so please book your tickets online. Beginning October 1st, 2017, there will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.

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“Tombs by Twilight” Tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

This exclusive evening cemetery tour is held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Advance reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of each tour. Tour is only available to persons 21 years of age and older.

$50 per person, includes complimentary cocktails and appetizers

Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries to provide you with a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk!

Metairie Cemetery

Sunday, July 15th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sunday, August 19th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Metairie Cemetery is one of New Orleans’ largest cemeteries, containing over 7,000 monuments with its spacious grounds which total over 150 acres. Walk through this park-like setting with greenery and palm trees as well as an extensive collection of elaborate tomb styles, including the largest concentration of marble tombs and statuary in the city.

This tour requires a significant amount of walking. There will need to be a minimum of 3 guests for the tour to not be cancelled. Any tours with less than 3 reservations will be cancelled 2 hours before the scheduled tour time, and full refunds will be issued.

$25 per person

Tour meets at the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in front of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, on the grounds of Metairie Cemetery.

Map

Space is limited to 25 guests. Please call (504) 525-3377, ext 101, to book this tour.

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Cancellation Policy:

Customers who cancel their tour at least 24 hours in advance will receive a full refund. If cancellations are made under 24 hours there is no refund. If Save Our Cemeteries cancels a tour SOC will provide a full refund or offer the customer the opportunity to reschedule for another day/time. If you need to cancel your tour for any reason, you can call 504-525-3377 during regular business hours or email tours@saveourcemeteries.org. The rescheduling link does NOT allow you to cancel, only reschedule a tour.

PLEASE NOTE: Although SOC conducts tours 7 days per week, our office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and all major holidays. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm CT, Monday through Friday. No one is in the office to take calls on the weekends or on holidays. If you need to reschedule your tour, please click here. Call the office at (504) 525-3377 to cancel your tour. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you on the next business day regarding the cancellation.

Group Tours

Save Our Cemeteries offers a unique & educational tour experience for school field trips, corporate groups, and other larger parties. To ensure that all groups enjoy their tour experience, we recommend visiting St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 for smaller groups or during the weekday to avoid peak hours and cemetery overcrowding.

Group tours are offered in the following cemeteries:
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
St. Louis Cemetery No. 2  
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Metairie Cemetery

For adults, group tour tickets are $20 per person, with a minimum of 10 people.
For school children, we offer a discount based on the number of students. Please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in a special tour for your school or group, please contact Michelle Harrison at tours@saveourcemeteries.org.

Tour Prices 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. 

Bookings Online: The price to reserve a space on a regular tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & No. 2 is $25.00* per person (ages 12+). Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 tour reservations can be made at a cost of $20.00* 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: Please call us at (504) 525-3377 to book your group tour. Our business hours are 9 am -5 pm Monday through Friday.

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