Membership is free for all New Orleans licensed tour guides
and anyone affiliated with a licensed tour company.
New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries (NOCC) and Cemetery Tours NOLA LLC (CTN) have already excluded all other licensed tour guides and companies from St. Louis Cemeteries Nos. 1 & 2. They will eventually exclude us from all NOCC cemeteries.
The City of New Orleans also plans to start excluding the non-paying public and arbitrarily cut tour group sizes down to 7 guests. Our affiliated association NOATGC is working with us to stop these changes to the city code.
If NOCC and the City of New Orleans are allowed to exclude the non-paying public from public cemeteries, we will permanently lose access to all popular cemeteries in the city. We are in court to protect the public's right to free and reasonable access to all historical cemeteries in Louisiana and our right to compete fairly in the New Orleans cemetery tour industry.
By joining today as a member, you will have an option to complete a 2 minute survey.
You can read the First Amended Complaint here; it was amended to make this association the plaintiff to demonstrate industry support.
We have 74 members as of January 30, 2022.
We have three main reasons to exist:
1) protect industry and public rights relating to cemeteries,
2) advance industry and public education relating to cemetery law, and
3) preserve cemeteries to benefit society and lessen the burdens of government.