• 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

Renato M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I enjoyed having a bus take you to and from the location. The guide was also very knowledgeable and gave some great information.

Ruth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great tour, very informative. Comfortable coach bus and very knowledgable tour guide.

Bernadette W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Even though it poured part way through this tour, we had a great time. The tour guide was very informative and new a lot about New Orleans history and the cemetery. It was very interesting to learn about the burial process in New Orleans. It was also amazing to see the age of most of the tombs. A must do for anyone visiting New Orleans.

gpl6.tre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Loved the cemetery tour! Bili Jo had tons of information to share with us. Also, the tombs were an amazing sight to see!

Bee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing! Highly recommended.

Dona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I enjoyed this tour and found the information very informative. The guide was excellent and very responsive to questions. I learned some interesting facts about Voodoo that was unexpected. I recommend this tour.

SaDonna R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We really enjoyed our tour of the cemetery. Our tour guide, Midge, had a wealth of knowledge and information. It was already getting quite warm though, so if you go in warmer months, be sure to dress appropriately or youll be miserable in the New Orleans heat and humidity.

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.

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