We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Neighborhood: French Quarter
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 724 Dumaine St., At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-523-7685
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Description: There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 202 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Most recent review
"Museum" needs to be in Quotes

This is barely a museum. Nothing is updated (which might be the point). It's basically two rooms full of printouts of wikipedia researched facts and numerous collected dolls... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
CBus2Prague
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is barely a museum. Nothing is updated (which might be the point). It's basically two rooms full of printouts of wikipedia researched facts and numerous collected dolls. This is place is average at best just because it gives you something to do in the French Quarter during the day (besides drink) that only costs $5.00.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ravenswood,WV
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Several Voodoo related things here, some may be real, some questionable, some you may not want to question, also things to buy, and marvel and think about when visiting this part of the culture of New Orleans. You may skip this establishment, but if you do, you are missing one of New Orleans structures and it's off street entrance ways... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

what a mess. the place is a shameful tourist trap of the worst sort. a scatterbrained collection of FILTHY old crap (trust me, i know serious voodoo people--THEY DUST once a century) and framed printouts of junk off the internet. serious inquirers will come out none the wiser (and probably a good deal more confused), practitioners will find it useless... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bentonville, Arkansas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lame...to quote my husband...terrible waste of 12 minutes. Definitely not a museum, maybe a sideshow of curiosities.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a must fro all ages it is fun and scary but good scary and good fun. Learn things you never knew. If your lucky on the day you go you may get some magic of your own from the tour of the museum, fun, fun fun!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
87 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Expensive crafts but some nice items on display. Far more commercial than I remembered from a visit a decade earlier but still a nice place to visit - certainly geared and marketed for the tourist crowd versus authentic voodoo shop as found in the Caribbean Islands.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Checking out the museum takes about 15-20 minutes if you read everything and look closely at the displays. Take the voodoo walking tour and get your museum admission for free. The museum is also more interesting if you know a little about voodoo first.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good place to understand more about the religion but it is small, dark, dirty... not explanations at all just reading.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Echuca, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I thought it was a little light on, by my partner seemed to know a lot about it when we arrived, over all it was interesting

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a nice place to visit and see examples of Voodoo altars and learn a little about the history as well. A very enjoyable visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum also viewed

 

Been to New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?