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Experience New Orleans’ spiritual side on this 2‐hour walking tour of St Louis Cemetery No 1. A knowledgable local guide will lead you through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn about New Orleans’ distinctive above‐ground burial system and its rich – and evolving – voodoo tradition.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

Tomb of Marie Laveau

Your rendez‐vous with the ghosts of New Orleans begins bright and early in the French Quarter. Hop aboard an air‐conditioned coach for a quick ride to St Louis Cemetery No 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Spanning just one square block, this cemetery houses thousands of the city’s famous and infamous dead in tombs and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce you to several enormous society tombs, such as the Italian Mutual Benevolent Society tomb featured in the classic film Easy Rider.

You will learn about some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen Of New Orleans. Hear about her influence and popularity during her lifetime as a priestess and esteemed local citizen. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to Madame Laveau’s tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world, where you may follow the mythical tradition of making a wish or casting a spell.

As you experience the haunting magnificence of the cemetery, you’ll learn about the history and development of voodoo religion in New Orleans. Largely misunderstood as a dark art with a cult following, voodoo is an ancient African religion that has been widely influenced by other faiths including Catholicism. Voodoo still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans, evidenced by the presence of voodoo specialty shops, selling ritual materials such as herbs, oils, candles, voodoo dolls and gris‐gris – voodoo amulets. You’ll even receive your own complimentary gris‐gris bag to take home!

Your 2‐hour tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter.

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Customer Reviews

Paulette A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

informative

Carol D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really enjoyed our tour. Would have loved a couple more hours to look around however.

Christine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent, excellent. Could not have been any better.

Robyn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great guide, was very informative but interesting too.

Michelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent!
Ms Mary was amazing and taught us s lot.
Would definitely recommend

Brian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. A lot of history discovered and our guide, Mary, was very entertaining. Loved her!

Justin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Really cool information about the city and all that's related to what New Orleans does with their dead based on geography and traditions. Super glad we booked this tour since now Catholic above ground cemeteries in the city require you to have a tour guide. Our guide also gave us an excellent lunch recommendation afterwards too.

Bob P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Joann did an amazing job and showed her love for the city of New Orleans through detailed explanations of the history, the cultures, and the environment. Highly recommend this tour and guide.

Nadia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was great, my tour guide was full of information!

robert l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip, Midge was wonderful! The people in the visitors center were very friendly and personable.

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