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Save Our Cemeteries is the only non-profit in New Orleans that offers cemetery tours.
A portion of your tour ticket price will benefit Save Our Cemeteries’ education and
restoration efforts.


We offer engaging yet historically accurate small-group tours of the following cemeteries:

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 
Tours are Monday through Saturday 10 am, 11 am, 11:30 am and 1 pm. Sundays at 10 am, 11 am and 11:30 am.
$25.00 pp, children under 12 are free.

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St. Louis No. 1 and St. Louis No. 2 Combo Tour
Tours are every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 am and 1 pm.
$40.00 pp, children under 12 are free.

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Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 
Tours are seven days per week at 10:30 am and 1 pm.
$20.00 pp, children under 12 are free.

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St. Roch Cemetery
Tours are on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am or by appointment (call Save Our Cemeteries for assistance).
$25.00 pp, children under 12 are free.

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Metairie Cemetery
Tours are on the third Sunday of every month at 10:00 am or by appointment (call Save Our Cemeteries for assistance).
$25.00 pp, children under 12 are free.

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"Tombs by Twilight" tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
This special cemetery tour is conducted in the cemetery after normal cemetery hours. Proceeds from the Tombs by Twilight Tours benefit restoration efforts in historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

This evening cemetery tour is held on the fourth Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of each tour. You must be 21 and over to take this tour.

Details:
• Price: $50/person
• Total event time: 3 hours
• Cemetery tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes
• Includes one complimentary drink and an appetizer at the Batch Lounge at the Hyatt Centric Hotel post-tour

Additional Info:
Discounted Valet Parking is available at The Hyatt Centric at the rate of $15.00.
On-street parking is also available in the area but is extremely limited.

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GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION:

  • Tours typically last one and a half hours. Please allow at least two hours to take our tours.
  • There is no charge for children under 12 years of age.
  • 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: bottled water, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, hats, umbrellas (to protect from rain and provide shade).
  • When touring St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, you are required to stay with your tour group at all times. Leaving your group is strictly prohibited by New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries, the owner/operator of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
  • Please reserve your spot in advance. In busy months, tours can fill up quickly. On the other hand, if no one is signed up, the tour will be cancelled. If you are booking online please reserve at least two hours before the tour begins. Otherwise call 504-525-3377 to book.
  • Marking a tomb is an act of vandalism and desecration of a grave site. In addition to breaking the law and causing physical damage, the vandalism of any tomb or gravesite is extremely disrespectful to the families associated with the tomb and to the deceased themselves. Marking and scratching into the stucco causes permanent damage to the exterior and increases the structural vulnerability of a tomb. Removing brick pieces from other tombs to use as markers can completely destroy what is left of an already crumbling tomb. SOC asks that if you see vandalism occurring in any of the cemeteries, please photograph the tomb if possible and contact SOC and/or the cemetery owner/operators to report the activity.