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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 #85 of 171 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the museum. The people were very knowledgeable and friendly. There is a lot of very informative materials available. We purchased a couple of the candles and a voodoo doll.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was so looking forward to this and was so disappointed. Luckily, it was only $5, however, that was still a waste of money. It is only two small rooms and a hallway. It literally took us 3 minutes to go through the whole thing. There was really not much to see and it wasn't very informative. We had a... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

They caretaker of the museum is a druid and spiritualist. He does a great job of taking great care to ensure people understand and respect the history and meaning of voodoo. I enjoyed the experience quite a bit.

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Atascadero
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My mother in law really wanted to go there and it was a great time! Lots of creepy artifacts and trivia about Voodoo. Really recommend this for a little weird, off the beaten path fun in NOLA!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Worth a visit as it explains some history of the slaves who brought their rituals and customs with them. Just believing was enough to make the curses work.

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NYC,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a small establishment with a bunch of photos and voodoo 'artifacts'. It funny and takes about ten minutes to walk through. The lady, Linda, at the front desk was very nice and told us about the history and what to do and what to eat for lunch. Something fun to do in NOLA.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I came and toured the museum and did the walking tour to Marie Laveau's tomb and had such an amazing experience hearing the history of New Orleans as well as having our guide point out small clues of voodoo that can be seen by just walking along the streets. If you like the supernatural stuff and are... More

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Scotia, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We only went in because it was included in the cemetery tour which was good. We would not have paid the $5 each to see the museum. It is 3 small rooms filled with stuff that you don't know anything about. Without the guide for our tour explaining it we would have gotten basically nothing out of it.

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Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's pretty small but worth the visit. Lots to look at and you can take pictures inside, which most voodoo-related places prohibit. Getting to hold the pet python at the end of the visit was an awesome surprise.

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Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sadly this was a disappointing visit. The kids 10 & 12 were anxious to visit but didn't get much out of it. It's a very small 2 room place with items and articles pinned to every inch. Coins everywhere, memorials, skulls... the official tour is pricy as well.

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