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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

724 Dumaine St., At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-523-7685
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Ranked #80 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and culture of this spiritual practice and to tempt you to bring home a love... more » Owner description: There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and culture of this spiritual practice and to tempt you to bring home a love potion or voodoo doll as a souvenir. Guided swamp, plantation and cemetery tours are available. « less
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The place is kind of old and worn down looking, but once you get the back story you realize how much history and intrigue the pieces hold. I would go on the tour because you learn so much more. Voodoo is very intriguing to me and I imagine to a lot of people especially if they are religious or spiritual.... More

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Long Beach, California
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69 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Yes, it's two rooms of a small house, but there is a lot of info. John, owner, is a wealth of information and will answer any of your questions. He was very pleasant and friendly. I loved to see the great displays of different elements of voodoo. I loved it.

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Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

It's not like a traditional museum...it's only 2 rooms and it's incredibly dusty. It's definitely interesting though and for $5 (which is nothing is NOLA) it's worth the experience.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

As others have said, paying $5 for a two-sided sheet of paper and viewing of two small rooms is not worth it. This is not all a museum, and you could learn just as much from viewing Wikipedia. Admittedly, the gentleman up front is knowledgeable and friendly, but there just isn't enough value to justify a $5 entry fee. I... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Do not let the name fool you. This is not a museum. Its a very small house with very narrow hallway and 2 rooms that have a bunch of stuff to look. Its $5 per person to walk through and you are handed a printed out piece of paper with information to read and walk through with. You can find... More

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Washington DC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Not so much a "museum," but rather a small shop with 3 small areas you can walk through and view artifacts. They are interesting to view and read about, but I don't think the experience is worth $5. A couple dollars, maybe. So, kudos to their smart marketing! If you decide to go, just temper your expectations.

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NJ
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The place is absolutely filthy and only comprised of two small rooms filled with junk. We didn't get any real history on voodoo as the name would imply. I wish we would have kept walking on by

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Recently in New Orleans, I took a step into the Voodoo Museum, and was not disappointed. I learned a lot about the history and culture of the practice that I hadn't known before. It only costs $5. It may be small, but if you read the information provided, you learn something. Plus you get to come back and tell all... More

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ny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Very small and expensive, not enough info on voodoo. Needs updating.be aware the guy at front desk keeps a live snake with him

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Worcester
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a very unusual and interesting museum in the heart of the French Quarter. Based on a personal collection it is located within rooms of a house. Each room is crammed full of artefacts with every item explained. You do need to take time to explore each cabinet and wall display to have the full experience. The staff are... More

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