Save Our Cemeteries offers cemetery tours in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 seven days per week and a tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 on the fourth Sunday of each month, and on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
General Tour Information:
• Tours typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Please allow at least 2 hours to take our tours.
• 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: hats, umbrellas, bottled water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes.
• The Archdiocese of New Orleans requires that you stay with your tour group at all times.
• Tours fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot in advance. You must book online at least two hours before the tour begins.
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, Monday through Friday.
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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the historic Garden District
Daily at 10:30 am
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).
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 just outside the historic French Quarter
Monday through Saturday at 10:00am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm
Sunday at 10 am
Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts inside the lobby of Basin Street Station at 501 Basin Street.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, a few blocks from the historic French Quarter
This tour is only offered on the fourth Sunday of the month, and the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 10:00 am
Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at the entrance to the cemetery on Conti Street. Reservations are required, so please book your tickets online.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
Exclusive: “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.
Save Our Cemeteries has partnered with the Archdiocese of New Orleans to provide you with a unique tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 at dusk. This special cemetery tour is EXCLUSIVE ONLY to Save Our Cemeteries, no other tour company has been granted access to the cemetery after normal cemetery hours. Price: $45/person.
Tombs By Twilight
Special Tour Events & Lectures
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. Tours are conducted 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm every Friday afternoon from October 16th through November 20th, 2015. Admission is $30/person.
Mourning In Louisiana
The Canal Street cemeteries
Group tours can be arranged by request
Group tours can be arranged by request
Depending on guide availability, tours can also be conducted in French, German, Spanish, and Italian. To arrange a group tour or for questions, please contact Lora Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 regular 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.
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.Share This: