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 CT, Monday through Friday.
Book A Tour
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 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112. (MAP)
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
St. Louis Cemeteries No. 1 & 2 Combination Tour, just outside the French Quarter
This tour is offered on the second and fourth Wednesday of the Month, and the first and third Saturday of the month at 12:30pm.
Please meet the SOC tour guide 15 minutes before the tour starts at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112. (MAP). Reservations are required, so please book your tickets online. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & 2 Combination Tour
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 Catholic Cemeteries 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
Photo credited to photographer Emily Newman.
Join Save Our Cemeteries for our Annual Seminar on July 16th, 2016. Guests interested in joining SOC for the full-day will enjoy guided tours of St. Louis No. 3, Metairie and Cypress Grove Cemeteries (transportation between cemeteries will be provided via bus), before the afternoon lecture sessions commence. Sally Asher, author of Stories from the Cemeteries of New Orleans and Hope & New Orleans: A History of the Crescent City, and published photographer, will present on the history of cremation. Mr. Jerry Schoen will follow with his discussion of cremation in present day New Orleans.
Full day registration will cost $60, and includes the cost of lunch. For guests only interested in attending the afternoon lectures, registration costs are reduced to $10. Afternoon guests may also order lunch for an additional cost of $10. A variety of sandwich options will be available to select from, catered by the Honey Baked Ham Company.
To make your reservation: Book Now!
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.
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 Lora 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.
Please remember that if you need to cancel or reschedule your tour/activity for any reason, you can call us at 504-525-3377, or email us at email@example.com. We return calls from our after-hours voicemail the next day.Share This: