Am I able to bring my pet with me on a tour?

Neither the City of New Orleans nor the Archdiocese of New Orleans allow pets on tours, with the exception of service animals (ie: Seeing Eye dogs/ guide dogs). Service animals are animals that have been trained to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities. Therapy dogs/animals are not considered Service Animals.

Where do we meet for our tour?

• If you are taking the tour for St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, Tours will begin at the front entrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112. – THE TOUR DOES NOT MEET OR START AT THE CEMETERY ENTRANCE. –
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• If you are taking the tour for Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, it meets at the main gate to the cemetery located on the 1400 block of Washington Avenue across from Commander’s Palace Restaurant.

• If you are taking the St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 tour, you will meet at the Conti Street gate at the cemetery.

What do you suggest we bring with us for the tour?

The weather in New Orleans can be unpredictable, stormy and hot. SOC suggests you bring hats, umbrellas, bottled water, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes.

How long are your tours?

Tours typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Please allow at least 2 hours to take our tours. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before tour begins, as our tour guides start their tours promptly at the scheduled times.

Do you conduct tours in bad weather?

We conduct tours rain or shine. The exceptions are for severe thunderstorms in the cemetery area or for imminent threat of a hurricane. Cancellation of tours are at Save Our Cemeteries discretion.