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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)
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 the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Your guide will explain the unique above-ground burial custom and will give you an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo.

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

Haunting adventures await you during this cemetery and voodoo walking tour through New Orleans. Follow your guide through St Louis Cemetery No. 1, the oldest and most famous of the three St Louis cemeteries. You may recall it as the site from the classic movie Easy Rider or perhaps by its most notorious 'resident' Marie Laveau, the late Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

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!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely amazing tour! A must do if you are staying in New Orleans especially now that you can only visit this cemetery with a licensed guide. Very knowledgeable guide, lots of historical background to explain why it looks the way it does today, including the information about how the burials are done now..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

the tour was highly informative and although it was a hot day the tour guide kept us listening to every detail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very imformational even supplied waters and fans for the hot day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very informative, and very interesting. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Robi was awesome, we could feel his passion for history and for New Orleans, he added a great deal to the experience. The bus was clean, cool, and quiet. The food and restroom stop was well needed. The tour was very Informative and we had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was very informative, glad that I did this excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour of the cemetery --- lots of information that was also entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Despite the heat, it's worthwhile to go see notable figures buried in that cemetery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative and enjoyed it!

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