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New Orleans Cemeteries, Ghosts & Voodoo

By Viator, June 2014

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After the Haitian Revolt in 1804, New Orleans received a massive influx of Hatian émigrés, and as a result, their culture and voodoo religion came along with them. That, the sordid history of the south, replete with pirates, mob ties, above-ground cemeteries, ancient oaks with hanging moss, and whole communities of Cajuns with untraceable roots, leaves New Orleans as a prime place to fraternize with the paranormal.

Numerous vampire stories surround the above-ground cemeteries and cracked courtyards of New Orleans. So many, in fact, that novelist Anne Rice set her famous The Vampire Chronicles here, and decided to strike up residence herself. A guided Vampire Tour is a relatively quick and fun way to hear the local lore without what you might think would be requisite kitsch.

Ghosts are a frequent haunt in New Orleans. Find out where they lurk on a guided  Ghost Tour  through the Garden District. You’ll be guided through New Orleans’ most haunted cemetery - St. Louis No.1 - and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. You’ll also hear about the evolution of Voodoo - which is still practiced today - and learn how it became such a popular phenomenon in the Crescent City.

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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 195 Reviews

Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00

New Orleans City Sightseeing and Hurricane Katrina Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

The tenacious city of New Orleans showcases her rebuilding efforts and her Southern charm on this combination city tour that includes both the city’s old ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

New Orleans Vampire Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Visit the dark and mysterious world of the undead on this popular New Orleans vampire tour. Walk with your theatrical guide through the French Quarter and hear ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

New Orleans Haunted Walking Tour: Ghosts, Vampires, Witchcraft and Voodoo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 38 Reviews

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ haunted side on this spooky nighttime walking tour. As you explore haunted sites in the French Quarter, such as the LaLaurie ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00

New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Take a romp through the haunted French Quarter on this famous New Orleans ghost tour. During your 2-hour evening walking tour, explore the grim and ghastly ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover New Orleans' heritage and the beauty of its period homes during this architectural tour. Ride along the city’s stately streets, passing jewels of ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

See haunted sites in the French Quarter on this 2-hour ghost tour of New Orleans. Hear ghostly legends and lore from your entertaining guide, who shares eerie ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00

New Orleans French Quarter, St Louis Cemetery No 1, and Voodoo History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Learn about the supernatural side of New Orleans, including the city's most famous voodoo queen, on this walking tour that takes you to the French Quarter and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

New Orleans Garden District Ghost Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the infamous haunts of the New Orleans Garden District on this 2-hour ghost tour, including Lafayette Cemetery. Listen as your theatrical guide shares ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

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