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Save our Cemeteries educates visitors through graveyard tours

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Learn more about New Orleans by taking a cemetery tour through the nonprofit organization, Save Our Cemeteries.

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The nonprofit organization preserves and protects the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. In addition, preservation of cultural, historical and architectural plays a pivotal role of Save Our Cemeteries.

"Our tours are educational and entertaining - but no ghosts or vampires here," said Angie Green, executive director of Save Our Cemeteries. "The real stories are fascinating enough! As a nonprofit organization, we are also the only tour company where 100 percent of our tour revenue goes back towards cemetery restoration and education."

Highlights

  • In New Orleans, there are 42 cemeteries.
  • Cemeteries are a fascinating place, containing the entire history of New Orleans in one location.
  • Each of the 42 cemeteries holds a different slice of history.

Duration

It takes about 90 minutes to take the tour.

Contact Information

Save Our Cemeteries

501 Basin Street, #3C

New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 525-3377

http://www.saveourcemeteries.org

Tip #1: Visit the cemeteries, of course! Also, I recommend getting away from the French Quarter for a day or two, and exploring other neighborhoods in New Orleans, like Treme, Mid-City, and the Garden District.

Tip #2: Visit the website for the schedule on lectures and walking tours.

Tip #3: If you enjoyed the tour, you can donate, volunteer or become a member of this nonprofit organization to continue its mission to preserve and protect the history of New Orleans.

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