- Cemetery and voodoo walking tour in New Orleans
- Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1
- Make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the infamous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
- Complimentary souvenir bag
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
Recent Photos of This Tour
St Louis Cemetery #1Photo by: Patrick L H
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1Photo by: Howard B
USA, 09 2014
Statue in St. Louis Cemetary ...Photo by: taylorep74
USA, 07 2014
Tomb Of Voodoo Queen Marie ...Photo by: taylorep74
USA, 07 2014
Embellishment on the Tomb of ...Photo by: Rebecca S
CemeteryPhoto by: Jennifer W
What You Can Expect
Your professional guide will recount the background of both the famous and infamous people who are buried there. You can make a wish or, if you dare, cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau. Hear spooky stories of how this voodoo master was able to be in two places at once. You'll also learn about New Orleans’ unique above-ground burial custom and hear various society tombs--grand mausoleums built to entomb and commemorate members of professional, benevolent, and ethnic organizations. These macabre monuments include the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society tomb which provided the eerie backdrop for Easy Rider.
Throughout your tour, you’ll get an in-depth view at the evolution of voodoo -- the practice of witchcraft with an African religious heritage. Often dismissed as a cult or superstition, plenty of New Orleans residents believe in its powers. Voodoo rites and traditions are still observed. Small shops sell tools of the trade with herbs, oils, powders, candles and more recognizable items such as voodoo dolls and gris-gris--voodoo amulets.
By the end of your tour, you'll understand the meaning of the gris-gris as well as take home some voodoo charms of your own with the mysterious objects found in your souvenir bag!
This is a great way to see New Orleans Cemeteries. Since the timing of St. Louis #1 changed to open later we were able to see both St. Louis #2 and St. Louis #1. The tour itself isn't primarily focused on voodoo so don't let that aspect stop you from taking the tour if that isn't your thing.
Our guide Michael was interesting and informative and we also got some city history as well. The cemeteries were amazing to see in person!
This was our favorite tour we did on our trip. Our tour guide Libby was very informative and funny. She taught us a lot about the history of the city and the rituals to go along. I highly recommend it!