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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour

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New Orleans, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
  • Listen to your guide’s master storytelling as they dive deep into the city’s past
  • Learn the history behind above-ground burying and other New Orleans facts
  • Don't worry about getting lost with centrally located meeting points
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Departure Point

400 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Congo Square, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Your journey through mystical New Orleans’ begins in the French Quarter. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and meet your friendly local guide for a narrated walk through the French Quarter. Discover the architectural diversity of the area as you pass French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses, ‘Entresol’ houses and shotgun homes. Catch a glimpse of a cloistered courtyard and hear of its utilitarian function.

As you stroll, enjoy tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and peek into a small shop that specializes in voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, oils, and amulets. Hear more from your guide about a largely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans.

Take a short break at the old train station. Then walk through Louis Armstrong Park where you visit Congo Square, a historical site from the 1800s. Here, slaves and free people met on Sunday to openly trade, socialize, play music, dance and practice voodoo rituals.

Please note that this tour covers about one mile of the city, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Royal Street
Meet your guide at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in the French Quarter 30 minutes prior to tour to start your voodoo and cemetery walking tour of New Orleans.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
As you stroll through the streets of the French Quarter, learn about New Orleans history and the classic architecture around the city. Walk by shotgun homes — one of the most popular styles of Southern homes in the early 1860s — as well as Creole townhouses. Along the way, hear more about the city’s legendary voodoo practitioners such as Marie Laveau. Many New Orleans residents believe in the religion, and various ancient traditions and rituals are still observed.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street, located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, is known for its many bars and clubs. With over 17 million visitors annually, it’s no secret that it has become one of the main attractions of the city.
Stop At:  
Louis Armstrong Park
Once you leave the cemetery, head to the old train station, which is now a visitor center, to take a quick break before going to Louis Armstrong Park (formerly Congo Square). Your guide shares stories of large gatherings that took place here in the 1800s, including voodoo rituals. Please note: Expect to walk at a leisurely pace and cover about one mile during your 2-hour tour. Comfortable walking shoes and water bottles are recommended.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jackson Square
Learn about the history of the first settlements in New Orleans, see the first apartment buildings in the United States, St. Louis Cathedral-- and more!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Voodoo Authentica
Learn all about New Orleans Voodoo, the history, traditions, and our Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • ALL CEMETERIES CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
  • All guides are licensed by the City of New Orleans.
  • Bring bottled water. Weather conditions can become increasingly hot in the summer months and drinking water is necessary to prevent dehydration.
  • Check In begins 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Tour departs on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 6 are free of charge.
  • Due to citywide shutdowns, there will be no bathroom or bar breaks. Please come prepared.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Witches Brew Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour .

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  • "Also, weekends are crowded, but trust Stormy's process and you won't be lead astray." See review
  • "Just keep in mind if you are not staying walking distance from your hotel to the Pick up point, then take a uber or cab." See review
  • "Carry water, hat, more water, sunblock, umbrella, some more water and enjoy the fascinating stories about ghosts and witches." See review

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No tour to the cemeteries they’re closed!
ClauDumon
, Feb 2021
Why the heck it said that we will have a tour to the cemeteries if they’re closed due the Covid? I felt that you guys steal my money.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Hi there! It says very clearly on the TripAdvisor page that this tour is a French Quarter, Voodoo, and Cemetery History tour but it is currently modified due to COVID-19. We send several reminders as well-- we are very clear with what the tour is and are certainly not stealing anyone's money. We have no control over this pandemic, and we certainly hope to be touring the cemetery again soon!
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star-5
Historical tour really learning the foundations of New Orleans from someone who is from there and so knowledgable!
Michelle
, Feb 2021
Graham was so awesome!! He was so knowledgable and personable and I truly learned so much from him about the deep history embedded in New Orleans. Definitely a great tour and one you want to experience while being there.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Graham has made quite a study of New Orleans history over the years. We are so happy you enjoyed his energetic delivery. Thanks for your great review and please come back and visit us again.
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star-5
James is awesome!
Heather_R
, Feb 2021
James was an amazing tour guide! Loved his humor, his stories, and his recommendations for cool places to eat, explore, and see.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thanks so much for your 5 star review. James loves sharing his knowledge of history in such a funny manner and his itinerary suggestions are always wonderful.
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star-5
Fun and informative
Kaitlyn_I
, Feb 2021
Enjoyed our tour with Christie! Learnt a lot of interesting history about the city. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thanks very much for your 5-star recommendation. Christie is a terrific guide and we are delighted that you joined us.
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January 2021 NOLA
Joanna_P
, Jan 2021
Taylor our tour guide was super knowledgeable and interesting. The tour went at a nice pace and the route and time were perfect to get acquainted with the area.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for joining us and for your terrific review. The tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Taylor is an excellent guide who loves to hear what a great time you had on our tour.
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star-5
Great Day Tour
Stephanie_J
, Jan 2021
The best part of the tour was visiting Congo Square and learning about voodoo. Our guide Christy was really knowledgeable and made the day fun!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks so much for your 5-star review. Christy will be thrilled to know that you had such a great time.
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star-5
Amazing tour of the city
Lorrie_H
, Jan 2021
The knowledge that Christi had of New Orleans history was amazing. My husband is a history buff and loved learning everything Christi had to say.
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star-5
Fantastic experience
Beth_L
, Jan 2021
The person who took us on our tour was fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable and witty and interesting with information.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks very much for joining us and for your great review!
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star-5
Awesome!!
Deana_P
, Jan 2021
I had so much fun on the tour learned a lot about the city's history! Taylor was awesome! Definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thanks so much for joining us and for your 5-star recommendation! We love hearing what a great time you all had.
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Great tour, great times
Eric_N
, Jan 2021
The tour guide was amazing, super friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. Took us around the city and and swerved any question anyone in the group had. He made it seem more as if he was a friend and knew us all. Highly recommend. Thanks, Taylor!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Taylor is a great guide to make you feel so at home here. Thank you very much for your great recommendation.
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