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New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the 18th-century origins of Voodoo in New Orleans on a walking tour with a local historian as your guide. Meander on foot through the French Quarter to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city’s oldest extant cemetery. Visit the grave of the notorious Marie Paris Laveau, known as the ‘Voodoo Queen,’ then see Catholic churches and stop by a Voodoo shop and museum.
  • Voodoo walking tour of New Orleans, led by a certified guide
  • Visit the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a local historian
  • Hear stories of Marie Paris Laveau, the Voodoo Queen
  • Learn about Voodoo rites at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
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Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your certified New Orleans guide in the heart of the French Quarter and make your way through the historic neighborhood on foot. Your destination is Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of the city’s revered 'Voodoo Queen,' Marie Laveau.

With historical ties to Voodoo, or Voudou, in New Orleans, your guide shares insider knowledge of this folk religion that mixes African- and Haitian-based magical elements with Catholic rites. En route, stop by the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and browse for potions and protection spells at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo.

On arrival at New Orleans’ oldest extant cemetery, discover why the graves are built in above-ground tombs, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Hear more about this legendary landmark and its historic preservation.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
French Quarter
Learn about Voodoo
Pass By:  
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
The final resting place of Marie Laveau
Pass By:  
Basin St. Station
Restrooms, Gift shop, Coffee shop, and a wonderful map showing how the water breached the levee during Hurricane Katrina.
Stop At:  
Marie Laveau House of Voodoo
While we do not go to this particular voodoo shop we do go by Marie Laveau's tomb and childhood home.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
St Louis Cemetery No 2
See the resting place of Claude Treme
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Ghost Adventures

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.

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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 Voodoo and Cemetery 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
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What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Tour.

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Awesome
Maggie_J
, May 2021
Matt was a great tour guy. Very knowledgeable we learned a lot about the city in the short time we had.
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Bad
Marc_N
, May 2021
Website said we would visit gravesites, however the cemeteries are closed. Did not take the tour and still fighting for refund. Very unethical company.
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star-5
Voodoo you do; dying to try
Kenneth_H
, May 2021
Great information from an exceptionally engaging tour guide. Matt is a great and enthusiastic storyteller.
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star-5
Wonderful
Josh_D
, Mar 2021
Mathew was our tour guide. He was pretty awesome and very explanatory. Well worth the tour, but would've been even better if we weren't under the pandemic, due to the restrictions of it, you can NOT enter any graveyard (there is another tour company that tells you that you can, don't believe them)
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star-5
Fun and informative tour
Ann_A
, Dec 2020
DJ was great! Very knowledgeable and a fun guide. Had tips on where to eat as well. Would highly recommend him as a tour guide.
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Misleading
CHRIS_M
, Sep 2020
Don't advertise St Louis Cemetery #1 tour if you can't actually go in!!! Also no restroom facilities anywhere nearby for a nearly 3 hour walking tour!!! Price exceeds actual price value of tour!
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It was very informing
Vivian
, Mar 2020
I enjoyed that our tour guide made pop culture references, making the tour very fun. He was amazing! However, there was a bunch of cultural appropriation going on in the voodoo store we were taken to.
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Not Bad...not great
Edward_M
, Feb 2020
Pros: Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Interesting stops along the way to the cemetery. Cons: Felt a little rushed. Too many tours in the cemetery at the same time to be able to see everything. It's a one way tour.....should have been a circle.
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star-5
A must do!
Xitlaly_G
, Feb 2020
Great experience! Learned so much about the history of voodoo in new Orleans. Our tour guide was super funny and made the experience so much more fun.
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People are just dying to get in here
Robert_C
, Feb 2020
Utterly fascinating! I learned much about the quirky and unique history and culture of New Orleans. Our tour guide was entertaining and well informed. We toured the cemetery in the pouring rain, which made an already macabre experience even more suggestive. Highly recommended!
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