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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

Highlights
  • 90-minute guided cemetery and voodoo walking tour in New Orleans
  • See colonial architecture and Creole townhouses in the French Quarter
  • Wander through the network of mausoleums at St Louis Cemetery No 1
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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Tour
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Overview
Delve into stories of burial customs and voodoo legend on this 1.5-hour cemetery walking tour. Check out colonial architecture in the French Quarter en route to St. Louis Cemetery No 1. Follow your guide past hundreds of haunting yet romantic mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, New Orleans’ revered voodoo priestess. Learn of her life, death and contribution to New Orleans’ rich voodoo tradition.
What to Expect

New Orleans’ past and present cultures merge most intriguingly in its cemeteries, so there's no better place to learn about the city's remarkable history and relive the stories of its people. This tour combines two of New Orleans' most interesting curiosities ― death and Voodoo ― into one fascinating 1.5-hour journey.

Make your own way to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter, where you'll join a guide on a haunting stroll through New Orleans’ oldest cemetery, St. Louis No. 1.

See the interesting architecture that represents New Orleans' unusual burial methods, learn about the ways in which the city's been memorialized within the graveyard's walls, and enjoy an enchanting and informative walk through the area's local history, including the many ironies and tragedies that have shaped its culture.

You'll also visit the final resting place of one of New Orleans' most intriguing residents ― Marie Laveau ― and delve into the misunderstood practice of Voodoo, exploring its West African origins and Catholic influences.

Along the way hear fascinating tales of the city's most interesting characters and see sites where mystical Voodoo rituals still take place.

Reviews (15)
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile
Judy was a Gem

Our guide, Judy, had an encyclopedic knowledge about New Orleans that would make Britannica jealous. She was very thorough and very involved with the group. No nonsense, and we loved that. Honestly, I’d follow that lady anywhere. She knows so much! Amazing!

Thank Lexycat15
Reviewed September 24, 2018
Cemetery Voodoo Tour was fabulous

My sister and I had the chance to do this tour, just the two of us, with Judy and she was awesome. So much knowledge and very funny too. Judy was a history teacher, and she also has ancestors who were a big part of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sarah A
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile
We ❤️ Judy!

Great tour with tons of history! Judy was a wealth of knowledge! We will definitely do another one with her on our next visit.

Thank Stevi S
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile
Loved it!

Don't miss this tour with Miss Judy! She is fun, engaging, and clearly very passionate about history. She was thorough in her story telling, which was always interesting and had tons of personality. I was initially wary about the idea of a 90 minute tour...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed May 8, 2018
Ms. Judy out here killing it (no pun intended)

Ms. Judy was full of great information that laid the ground work for our tour. She was full of amazing information that she brought with her after being a history teacher for over 20 years. She will fire off a lot of facts, and knows...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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