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 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.

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).

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. 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
Reservations are required, so please book your tickets online.

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Special Events & Lectures

2015 Cemetery Tour and Seminar – All Day
Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Greenwood Funeral Home,
5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

$50 All-day pricing includes a morning bus tour of Metairie and Cypress Grove Cemeteries, lunch, and admission to the afternoon seminar (space limited to 25 people). A full day of cemetery knowledge!

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2015 Cemetery Seminar – Afternoon Only
Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Greenwood Funeral Home,
5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA

$15 pricing per person includes admission to the afternoon portion of our annual seminar! Boxed lunches will be available for an additional cost of $10. Lunch will be held from 11:30am-12:30pm, with the first speaker starting at 12:45pm.

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Group Tours

The Canal Street cemeteries
Group tours can be arranged by request

Metairie Cemetery
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 programs@saveourcemeteries.org.

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