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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 #93 of 174 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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Birmingham, England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The $5 entrance fee was way too much. This place is basically two rooms and a hallway filled with junk, and with little or no information about what you are looking at. However, there are signs invisting visitors to leave gifts (money) for the spirits; we never knew that spirits were happy to deal with cash. You could see the... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

As you can see in some photos, proprietor Dr. John does bring snakes to work and will allow some people to hold them! I don't think I would recommend this museum to everyone. Of you're looking for the Smithsonian, this is far from it. For those interested in the history of Voodoo practices, it's interesting! It's best to spend some... More

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Lowell, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Dirty and disappointing, don't waste your time or your money. The guy running the joint was about the strangest thing about the place. The place was very dusty and poorly lit. Had to wash up afterwords.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Unless you want to spend $5.00 to look at 2 small rooms with piles of stuff. Everything is all jumbled together and it all looked really unorganized. It is hard to gleam any information. I went with a genuine interest in learning and was left feeling flat. Get a book from the library or do research on line and save... More

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My girlfriend and I took the Voodoo and Cemetery tour provided through the Historic Voodoo Museum of New Orleans. It was very informational, and took you on a journey of understanding voodoo from an outsider's perspective. You visit Marie Laveau's tomb, which is probably the best part of the tour. The day we were there, there were two woman praying... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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