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

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

Immerse yourself in legend and mysticism on this 2‐hour voodoo walking tour through New Orleans. 
Admire culturally infused architecture as you pass through the French Quarter en route to St Louis 
Cemetery No 1. There, meander through a maze of haunting yet impressive mausoleums including that 
of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess. Learn of her contribution to New Orleans’ 
rich – and continued – voodoo tradition.


  • 2-hour architecture and cemetery walking tour in the French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Walk by shotgun homes and Creole townhouses in the French Quarter with your expert guide
  • Learn the origins of voodoo and its association with the Big Easy
  • Hear the story of the famous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau
  • Visit Marie Laveau’s grave at St Louis Cemetery No 1
  • Learn about the burial traditions and cemeteries of New Orleans

What You Can Expect

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

Prayer Tomb

Your journey through mystical New Orleans’ begins on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and meet your friendly local guide for a narrated walk through the French Quarter. Discover the architectural diversity of the area as you pass French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses, ‘Entresol’ houses and shotgun homes. Catch a glimpse of a 
cloistered courtyard and hear of its utilitarian function.

As you stroll, enjoy tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and peek into a small shop that specializes in voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, oils and amulets. You’ll hear more from your guide about alargely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans.

You’ll soon arrive at St Louis Cemetery No 1, the oldest and most famous cemetery in New Orleans. Spanning just one square block, this site houses thousands in crypts and mausoleums of varying extravagance. Your guide will explain the reason for above‐ground burial and introduce some of the site’s famous residents such as Marie Laveau. Wander through the labyrinth of graves to locate her tomb, a spiritual destination for people from across the world. 

Your return to the French Quarter passes by the old train station and through Louis Armstrong Park 
where you’ll visit Congo Square, a historical site from the 1800s where slaves and free people met on 
Sunday to openly trade, socialize, play music, dance and practice voodoo rituals.  

Your tour ends in the French Quarter in mid‐ to late‐afternoon. 

Please note that this 2‐hour covers about one mile of the city, so comfortable walking shoes are 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Tour guide was VERY knowledgable and we learned a lot we didn't already know. I have Ben on similar tours, but they did not give the details that he did! I would definitely recommend this tour to others!

Daphine C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

enjoyed tour and guide was great very informed we enjoyed his knowledge sharing and he seemed to really enjoy his work would highly recommend to others my daughter and granddaughter has been on same tour and loved it

Jennifer Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide was simply amazing and shared her personal stories about the area and cultural history. It was one of the best tours I've been on :)

theresa a United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Awesome tour!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this tour if you're interested in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 history as well as the French Quarter.

Courtney W

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

This was a very enjoyable tour. It's mostly a cemetery tour, but no complaints there. I would recommend this to other visitors.

Cathy W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

really enjoyed this walking tour. It was hot but Skip keep us moving and engaged. Recommend this tour to anyone visiting New Orleans

Cathy S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide....would definitely recommend.

Ranita Q USA

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

The tour was disjointed, granted we went on Halloween. The cemetery was extremely busy and I felt that the tour guides and cemetery personnel should have worked out a system for bringing groups through instead of haphazard catch as catch can. It made for a difficult tour. The portions outside of the cemetery were terrific and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Loved the French Quarter portion.

George B

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

Interesting from historical perspective,saw architecture I had not seen ,or paid attention to before. Cemetery very good.Little as to Voodoo

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