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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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Scotia, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Fairfax
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our daughters are fascinated with the idea of voodoo so we took them to this tiny museum. The gentleman who runs the place is very friendly and chatted us up about snakes. He was holding a boa and my children were captivated. The museum itself consists of two tiny rooms that are laden with very dusty voodoo artifacts. Small children... More

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Fort Worth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This tour was our most thorough, authentic, and informative while in New Orleans. We learned a great deal about the origins and practice of Voodoo and history while touring the museum, the quarter, Congo Square, and St. Louis #1. The tour guides were great about answering questions, clearing the air about myths, and explaining all sorts of history and customs,... More

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Took my husband and three kids (10, 12, & 13) here on the way through New Orleans. We had a blast! It was so interesting. Sure it's a small place but what isn't in New Orleans? We all bought something to take home with us. Papa that was sitting at the front was so very kind and was filled with... More

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Fort Polk, Louisiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

My hubby and I took our 4 children (ages 11 months, 4 years, 11 years and 14 years) to New Orleans for a long weekend trip. The Historic Voodoo Museum seemed interesting when we first found it online, so it ended up on our vacation list of attractions to do. My 14 year old was pretty excited when we got... More

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Morristown, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you want to learn about New Orleans Voodoo take the tour for $19 which includes a pass to the museum. ( museum alone is $5). The museum will then be much more meaningful. It is a great value and was the highlight of our stay in Nola. The tour was approximately 3 1/2 hours which included a stop to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It's very small, but the museum itself is definitely worth the $5 entrance fee! Plenty of paintings and artifacts and some really creepy voodoo dolls and statues. Definitely worth stopping by! They allow photography in the small museum so make sure you take pictures! Especially of the "offerings" (you'll see what I mean!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I found this museum very very interesting. It's only very small and if you just wandered through without reading any thing you could be done in 5-10 minutes but if you really look through everything and take it all in it takes a good hour. The lady on the front desk was very freindy and helpful, she answered any question... More

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