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Save Our Cemeteries

New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is the ONLY non-profit cemetery restoration and tour organization specifically dedicated to the preservation, promotion and protection of New Orleans historic cities of the dead through restoration, education, and advocacy. We offer tours of St. Louis No. 1, 2, and 3, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and Metairie Cemetery. Our tours are small (no more than 15 people) and historically acurate.
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Tour New Orleans’ historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on this guided excursion. Join the non-profit Save Our Cemeteries and explore St. Louis’ oldest surviving burial ground, home to notorious and eminent figures like Homer Plessy (of Plessy vs. Ferguson) and “Queen of Voodoo” Marie Laveau, chess prodigy Paul Morphy and architect of the U.S. Capitol Benjamin Latrobe.
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Garfieldluvr wrote a review Jun 2020
Denver, Colorado516 contributions126 helpful votes
We took the St Louis #1 walking tour. The cemetary is small, and there is a lot of tour groups, but our guide was great at making his way around and getting away from the hoards of people when needed. Our guide was great, taught us a lot about burial and history of the cemetery.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Hollyhouse180 wrote a review Mar 2020
Pennsylvania17 contributions1 helpful vote
First and foremost, take this tour because you are financially supporting the preservation of these unique cemeteries. Second, take this tour because you will have a guide who knows everything there is to know about this and all the other cemeteries in New Orleans. Third, know
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mary R wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour guide was very interesting and knowledgeable. Fun seeing and learning about the unique way burials have been performed. The tour was a bit more than 1 1/2 hours. If you have difficulty standing or walking, bring a portable stool so you can take a break...wished we had
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ken T wrote a review Mar 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico6 contributions
NOLA is nourished with a lot of history and tradition, and the cemeteries are part of it. The tour guide for this tour was unprepared and she more than once almost skipped important tombs in the first cemetery we went to. The tour was so bad my wife and I decided to skip the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nomad234938 wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had so much fun and learned more than we could imagine on our recent tour. Our guide Pat was phenomenal! She was so knowledgeable, funny and took her time which was appreciated. We had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back and do it again with our teenagers one day
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Date of experience: March 2020
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