Save Our Cemeteries is the SINGLE non-profit touring agency in New Orleans. Our excursions are intimate and historically accurate. A share of your ticket cost aids in the Restoration and Preservation of our native Cities of the Dead.
- All-inclusive fees
- Gratuities for the Guide are not included.
- St Roch Cemetery No. 1 ~ Campo Santo - Now is your chance to tour one of the least visited but most popular cemeteries in New Orleans.
St. Roch Cemetery, founded in 1874, was established by the Rev. Peter Leonard Thevis. According to legend, during the deadly outbreak of yellow fever in 1868, Rev. Thevis prayed to St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Good Health, and vowed to build a chapel to the Saint if his congregation was spared. When no one died, a shrine and a chapel were built.
St. Roch Cemetery is also unique in that it has the Stations of the Cross depicted with statuary carved in Italy by the workshop of Italian sculptor Enrico Arrighini. An annual procession of the 14 stations is still celebrated every year on Good Friday.
There must be a minimum of 4 guests signed up to take this tour 12 hours before the departure time/date or the tour will be canceled. If it is cancelled you will receive an email. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.