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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 #84 of 172 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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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Allow about 30 minutes to get around the museum and see /read everything... Try to go early as it is a small space and wouldn't be much fun if it was crowded! Lots of background and explanation of Voodoo practices and history.

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Taking the walking tour with the Historic Voodoo Museum was what I wished my history classes had been like in high school. The tour differs from many of the other tours in New Orleans as it isn't necessarily out for the gimmick, a la American Horror Story. Our guide Vivi captured our attention with a true history of New Orleans... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
86 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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