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Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of Saint Louis Cemetery #1
  • Visit a historic place with a historian and writer
  • Hear stories about New Orleans' traditions
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Cemetery and Voodoo Tour
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Overview
Walk through New Orleans heritage on a 2-hour tour of the Saint Louis Cemetery #1 with a local historian and author. Explore above-ground crypts and monuments in a lush, picturesque setting, get an insider's perspective on the cemetery’s most famous ‘residents.’ Pay your respects to Louisiana’s ‘Queen of Voodoo’ at Marie Laveau’s tomb then learn about the religion’s origins and modern-day practitioners. Visit the graves of beloved locals as you hear their humorous, tragic and inspiring stories, and see the cemetery’s film sites and landmarks.
What to Expect
From chess champion Paul Morphy to civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, and from the tombs of French Impressionist Edgar Degas’ family and actor Nicolas Cage to the New Orleans Musicians Tomb,  hear the humorous, tragic and inspiring stories of numerous legendary New Orleanians and see many compelling burial locations, such as the notorious Easy Rider film site and the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau.

Using Marie Laveau's tomb as a point of departure, venture into the mysteries of Voodoo, exploring the realities and myths of this curious phenomenon. Learn about its ancient West African religious basis and the crossovers it made with Roman Catholicism in slave-holding colonies, and hear about what current practitioners are doing.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David is a great tour guide

Fascinating walking tour up to St Louis #1, across to Congo Square, and back down to FQ via the street where Marie Laveau lived. Listening to David describe how the vaults in the cemetery are basically ovens, I was very grateful that we visited on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Penguins3
Reviewed November 2, 2018
BEST tour in New Orleans!!

We were incredibly lucky to have found this tour company! Our guide, Dave, was knowledgeable, friendly, and so earnestly engaging. I was blown away by his knowledge of NoLa history and culture. I honestly can't believe what an amazing job he did! It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coastal21330948390
Reviewed August 8, 2018
Fascinating look at New Orleans' customs

Totally enjoyed our cemetery tour with Gwen who provided intense insight into New Orleans' customs. Good balance of legend and popular interest with history and honor for our past.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pciraulo
Reviewed July 26, 2018
Fascinating cemetery tour

We were recently in New Orleans and went on the Cemetery and Voodoo tour with our guide named Gwen. She was amazing!! Not only did she provide us with so much history and information regarding the cemetery, NOLA and its culture, she also recommended additional...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tufandnif
Reviewed July 18, 2018
Unique and Insightful

This was the type of tour that provided an insightful look at the unique burial practice of New Orleans. The tour guide described the way the tombs are used by a family and how one may appear to hold only one or two bodies can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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