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Save Our Cemeteries

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Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1539 Jackson Ave, Suite 415, New Orleans, LA 70130-5858
Garden District
+1 504-525-3377
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All reviews louis cemetery non profit our tour guide great tour money goes toured st great organization burial practices wear a hat bring water marie laveau above ground nicholas cage interesting stories nola history small group highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the advice of a friend, we decided to use the Save Or Cemetery tour in place of some other guides. Our Guide Jeannie was outstanding, peeled back the onion from fact and fiction.Her knowledge of the subject and the detailed back story of many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eocs82
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great tour full of facts, stories, and history. Our tour guide was Jeanne Wilson and she was fantastic. She knew everything there was to know about the cemetery and each story was more interesting than the last. Definitely worth the 90 minute commitment...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ToddHend
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always enjoy wandering around cemeteries, for the atmosphere, architecture, history, and stories. Whist in New Orleans, I went round both St. Louis Cemeteries, Number 1 and Number 2. Number 1 is by guided tour only and with Save Our Cemeteries we had an excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BassettHound33
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding tour that brought history to life! What better way to keep the dead living. Take the tour that promotes preservation and restoration. Thank you for an awesome tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this tour. I used Save our Cemeteries because the proceeds go to take care of the cemetery. Our guide, Sabine, was amazing. She knew everything about the cemetery and gave us a lot of history. The cemetery tour was one of the most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jody H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose Save Our Cemeteries because proceeds go toward maintain and restore the historical landmarks. Our guide (Fran) was fabulous. She was knowledgeable and patient in her explanations. Highly recommended tour for any first-time visitor to New Orleans.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank flashyties
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, right as the sun was setting. There were two other couples, plus our guide so we really had the cemetery to ourselves — a luxury considering it is one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nb1229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this tour because the proceeds help to restore and maintain the New Orleans parish cemeteries. Glad we did because the tour size is MUCH smaller than the others and we got to interact much more. You need a tour guide to enter St....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alli117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour guide Martha ... interesting history and stories about New Orleans. Respectful and thoughtful tour as it should be in such a place . Chose this one ‘Save our cemeteries ‘ as non profit and proceeds go back into restoring the graves . Well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joyg650
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite puddles/mud from prior night's rainstorm, our guide managed to get us around (not easy as one of us in wheelchair) to see interesting parts while explaining the history, the culture and whatever came to her mind. Appreciate what Save Our Cemeteries is trying to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from bekindtoanimals7 | Reviewed this property |
The ground is level & the pace is fairly slow. The only aspect I found challenging was the heat. If you go at a cooler time you'd probably be fine. The guides will probably be helpful if you need to take it easy.
Beth L
June 3, 2017|
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Response from travelerS_Korea | Reviewed this property |
Unless you're on a very tight schedule and think you'll have to go regardless of the weather, you can wait until the day of the tour with Save Our Cemeteries and pay at the gathering place or perhaps it's online, but in any... More
April 10, 2017|
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Response from catherineimboden | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need a tour. They will not allow you to enter the cemetery without a guide. This is for the safety of the guest and of the cemetery itself.
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Best Save Our Cemeteries Tour? (2 Replies)
There are several. Time for only one. Thanks!!
November 09, 2014|
Response fromHermicane|
actually, there are lots of cemetery tours, but only one by "Save Our Cemeteries"
Day 2 - Even better! (11 Replies)
We got up early this morning and were the first guests to enjoy a great breakfast at the O'Malley House. After some pleasant conversation with our hosts, we headed out to have our first streetcar experience. We were trying to get to the St. Charles line, but we accidentally ended up riding down to the City Park stop after we got on at Canal and Carrollton because we got on the wrong car. No worries, though, we had plenty of time to ride back down and then change cars at St. Charles. Even at...More
February 12, 2012|
Response fromRodent11|
"coconut fried bread pudding" ... I don't think I could really comprehend anything I read after that, my brain has just looped around this one part. So, other than being good, what was it like? More detailed description, please. :) Good to hear you're having fun. :)
Lafayette #1 or St. Louis #1 Tour w/ Save Our Cemeteries (5 Replies)
I'm finally getting to return to my beloved NO one month from today (oh boy - oh boy - oh boy !!!) and want to take a cemetery tour w/ Save Our Cemeteries - can someone please recommend which cemetery I should tour - Lafayette #1 or St. Louis #1 ?
March 06, 2013|
Response fromskt54|
I usually take my visitors to Lafayette #1, then lunch at Commander's Palace (lunch specials and .25 martinis) and then stroll through the Garden District homes. Nothing wrong with St. Louis #1...I just like the smaller St. Louis #1 and .25 cent martinis!!!!