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Save Our Cemeteries

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Address: 1539 Jackson Ave, Suite 415, New Orleans, LA 70130-5858
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in New Orleans. Our mission is...

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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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

A must-do when you're in New Orleans. Our tour lasted an hour longer than described, but I didn't care because our tour guide had so many interesting stories.

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Fort Branch, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must-do when you're in New Orleans. Our tour lasted an hour longer than described, but I didn't care because our tour guide had so many interesting stories.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gayl was a delightful tour guide. It was a lovely afternoon spent learning some fascinating stories, being shown some of the crypts that Save Our Cemeteries are working to restore, and knowing that as a tourist we were helping to preserve a piece of history. I would recommend this tour to any one traveling to New Orleans!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was pretty interesting. It rained on us for about a half an hour. Our tour guide didn't miss a beat and handled it like a champ. She was very sweet and let my fiance under her umbrella a few times. Some of the other cemeteries are free but it was nice to hear the history and other info... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide was so knowledgeable - she used the stories of people in the cemetery to tell the history of New Orleans itself. Fascinating and very meaningful!

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took this tour with our four children (ages 13-8). We all loved it and were captivated from the minute it started. So much information was learned. It was not creepy at all.

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did the tour at Lafayette No 1 in Garden District with Brad as our tour guide. Very informative. We learned a lot about the cemetery in one and half hour. We are very satisfied. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. It is really so much better going on a tour than just looking at tomb after tomb not knowing anything other than "some old people are buried in the cemetery, look at the dates George."

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Sterling, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Michael was very knowledgeable about the cemetery. He had Interesting facts about the various tombs. We enjoyed the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tracy was an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable and had great stories about the tombs their inhabitants and future inhabitants. The tour was an hour and a half long and was just the right amount of time. Being March and the fact that it was already 80 degrees, this tour was hot. Definitely being a water & try to... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Antonino was a very good guide. Full of good information with some humorous asides. Liked that the tour was part of a nonprofit helping to preserve these fragile monuments.

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Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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