New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3780HAUNT
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

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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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Tour departs from the French Quarter
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

New Orleans Cemetery
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Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Authentic souvenir gris-gris bag!
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of tour date. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • During warmer months, we recommend that you wear lightly colored clothing. Caps/hats and umbrellas are also suggested.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point, just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • Tour vehicles are equipped for wheelchair storage. If wheelchairs collapse and fold, they can be placed in the storage compartment on the bus. If the wheelchair is a scooter, then special arrangements need to be made with the supplier for a handicap-accessible bus. This must be arranged 48 hours prior to tour date. Contact details will be on your voucher.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Michelle Z, December 2014

This is a great way to see New Orleans Cemeteries. Since the timing of St. Louis #1 changed to open later we were able to see both St. Louis #2 and St. Louis #1. The tour itself isn't primarily focused on voodoo so don't let that aspect stop you from taking the tour if that isn't your thing.

Our guide Michael was interesting and informative and we also got some city history as well. The cemeteries were amazing to see in person!

Reviewed by: Danielle D, December 2014

This was our favorite tour we did on our trip. Our tour guide Libby was very informative and funny. She taught us a lot about the history of the city and the rituals to go along. I highly recommend it!

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Tour code: 3780HAUNT