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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 #82 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Specialty Museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Other reviewers are right: The tour of the museum is self-guided. But if you don't mind reading a few paragraphs here and there, this museum is awesome. It has some of the creepiest displays I've ever seen. I learned a ton about both voodoo overall and its impact in New Orleans. Go before you tour anywhere else in NOLA. Voodoo... More 

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Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

$5.00 a head to get in. They tell you it's a self guided tour and hand you a piece of paper with some history of voodoo. Nothing about anything your going to see. You walk into to a small hallway with some poor sounding music that is suppose to set the mood I guess. There are pictures on the wall... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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416 reviews 416 reviews
210 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is actually a very interesting museum. I knew nothing about voodoo before I walked in here. Some of the exhibits were creepy, but everything was edifying. For me the visit here was a cultural learning experience and a history lesson.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This a great little find, the owner was a lively guy and let us hold his snake pet, the museum is small but packed with artefacts, really spooky place but informative.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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185 reviews 185 reviews
48 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I really enjoyed the museum. However, if you don't know anything about voodoo, don't go. You should go on a voodoo tour before you go to the museum. The exhibit will not mean much to you without some prior knowledge.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Small museum packed to the brim with artifacts and altars. I have absolutely NO knowledge about voodoo, so I wish there would have been more general info about the history and origins. Overall pretty interesting for just $5, be sure you read all the little signs if you wish to make sense of it all!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was an interesting and informative museum that gives some context of the voodoo tradition in New Orleans. We decided to also do the walking tour and were so glad we did. Vivianne was a great guide who was very insightful and knew so much about the importance of the voodoo tradition for many practitioners and what it has meant... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped in the Voodoo Museum on the way back from a walking tour. We didn't even know it was there - we just saw the sign outside. I'm very interested in voodoo, so we decided to go inside. The gift shop is free to visit (of course), but the museum itself is only $5 - a refreshingly affordable price... More 

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Rochester, NY
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97 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wonderful museum. Very informative. I have read some of the previous reviews and I don't know how anyone could get through the museum in "3 minutes". I would say give yourself at least an hour. It is true that the museum consists of only two rooms but they are chock full of artifacts and information. Although there were no official... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you have an hour or less to kill, go ahead and check this place out, plus the entrance fee is only $5.00. It's a small place, so you can get in and out quickly. They have quite a few interesting things to hold your attention and learn about voodoo.

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