Insider's Guide to New Orleans

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

4 star rating: Recommended 264 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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.


  • 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

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. 

View additional info

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide, Robi, was excellent. The history of the cemetery was extremely educational.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ended up a private tour for us as other couple didn't turn up so it was very personal and informative. Guide Charles was excellent and should be commended for his social skills.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour, very knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome trip! Tour guide was excellent! Will do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide Robi was the best I have ever had. Loved that his Mom and Dad's families date back to the 1700's and 1800's in New Orleans. Loved the tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I had a great time. Very interesting, our tour guide Robi was very knowledgeable, and
had a great personality. H made the tour a lot of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very much enjoyed walking through the cemetery. Very unusual to see this type of graves coming from Oklahoma.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was Charlie and he was WONDERFUL. I am recommending this tour to everyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved this tour! It's a great way to learn about New Orleans cities of the dead. Julie, our guide, lead us through this wonderful cemetery, telling the history, and stories, of it's unique, and famous tombs. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

From USD $ 25.99

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 3780HAUNT


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message