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Discover the 18th-century origins of Voodoo in New Orleans on a walking tour with a local historian as your guide. Meander on foot through the French Quarter to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city’s oldest extant cemetery. Visit the grave of the notorious Marie Paris Laveau, known as the ‘Voodoo Queen,’ then see Catholic churches and stop by a Voodoo shop and museum.
Voodoo walking tour of New Orleans, led by a certified guide
Visit the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a local historian
Hear stories of Marie Paris Laveau, the Voodoo Queen
Learn about Voodoo rites at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Meet your certified New Orleans guide in the heart of the French Quarter and make your way through the historic neighborhood on foot. Your destination is Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of the city’s revered 'Voodoo Queen,' Marie Laveau.
With historical ties to Voodoo, or Voudou, in New Orleans, your guide shares insider knowledge of this folk religion that mixes African- and Haitian-based magical elements with Catholic rites. En route, stop by the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and browse for potions and protection spells at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo.
On arrival at New Orleans’ oldest extant cemetery, discover why the graves are built in above-ground tombs, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Hear more about this legendary landmark and its historic preservation.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Aug 2019
They cancelled the transportation pickup and did not tell the office where we booked the trip until AFTER the pickup time. Only after the scheduled time, they told us of the change and told us they just moved us to a different boat at a different time. DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE!
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (John). Offered insight into role of religion and voodoo in history of New Orleans. Visits to Armstrong Park and the Cemetery were interesting. Group of 15 ranged in ages from 18 to 61 and everyone enjoyed the tour.
We had a great guide and learned so much about the myths of voodoo. Quite different than what we thought we knew. We also enjoyed the trip over to the St. Charles cemetery. Our guide was a professor at one of the local colleges and teaches a class on the history of New Orleans. The correct information is vital for tourists because we believe what is being told to us on these tours. We also learned so much about the French quarter and the architecture of the buildings. A very interesting couple of hours and very glad we did this.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. This tour was good but not great. I personally would have appreciated a bit more history while we were walking. It seems we walked a lot and learned a little. I think there are more exciting tours this company offers then the Voodoo and Cemetery.
Christine was our guide and she was truly spectacular. I loved learning about the different types of voodoo and how it intertwines with Catholicism and see parts of the Quarter I had not explored in the past.