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Cemeteries of New Orleans

There are more than 40 cemeteries in New Orleans in need of our help in our 300 year-old city. Over the years, the cemeteries have suffered from flooding, looting and the ravages of time. Through restoration, education and advocacy, Save Our Cemeteries strives to increase the public's interaction, appreciation and enjoyment of the architectural, historic and cultural value of these important places.

Each tomb is a chapter in the riveting tale of New Orleans. Privateers. Voodoo queens. Grand Creole ladies and gentlemen. Jazz greats. War heroes. Yellow fever victims. Storyville madams. Poets. Artists. Architects. Chefs. Fascinating New Orleanians, enslaved and free. Save Our Cemeteries makes sure their stories continue to educate, entertain and inspire.

Listed on the National Register
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

Eligible for the National Register
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Other historic cemeteries in New Orleans

  • Ahavas Sholem Cemetery
  • Carrollton Cemetery
  • Congregation Agudath Anshe Sfard Cemetery
  • Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Congregation Cevra Thilim Cemetery
  • Dispersed of Judah Cemetery
  • Eureka Lodge Cemetery
  • Gates of Prayer Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Hebrew Rest Cemetery
  • Katrina Memorial/Charity Hospital Cemetery
  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 2
  • Masonic Cemetery
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • St. Bartholemew Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemeteries No. 1 & 2
  • St. Mary Cemetery (Carrollton)
  • St. Mary Cemetery (Algiers)
  • St. Patrick Cemeteries No. 1, 2, & 3
  • St. Roch Cemeteries No. 1 & 2
  • St. Vincent Cemeteries No. 1 & 2
  • St. Vincent de Paul Cemeteries No. 1, 2 & 3
  • Valence Street Cemetery