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

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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

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

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Marcia was very knowledgeable and helpful. Good tour.

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful tour. Creepy and fun and very interesting. I learned a lot.

Henry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Judy was excellent! Really knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.

Marianna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

very good tour

Victoria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour except for the heat, be prepared the humidity at this time of year was very high. Otherwise, good tour

Jacqueline W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Gray was an amazing tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about everything to do within the Cemetery and New Orleans as a whole. She made the tour interesting and brought a little mystery to it as well. She answered our questions quickly and kept our group moving along at a good pace. She even let me know the best spot to purchase children's books on the folklore on the area.

Christine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

What a great experience! Gray was our tour guide and she was excellent. She teaches the other tour guides so that tells you how good her tour is. She is entertaining and very informative and her historical knowledge is impressive. Several people in our group remarked that they would have done better in history in school if she had been the teacher. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you get Gray as your guide!

leahyates

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Loved every minute of this tour. Collected by bus and taken to St Louis Cemetary No 1. The tour guide was very informative and the history and stories he told where very interesting. A must do tour

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an amazing tour. Our guide was Ms Janette, I hope I have her name correct. What an awesome guide her knowledge about New Orleans, the cemetery and the whole area was truly eye opening. I left which so much more information about the New Orleans, history, people and life style. I strongly recommend this tour and this guide in particular. Fantastic, thank you

Kerry A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A wonderfully interesting tour with Midge. She gave us a great history lesson of New Orleans, and the information we learnt at the cemetery was incredible! You really must do this tour!!

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