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“Fun little tourist trap”

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Ranked #101 of 371 things to do in New Orleans
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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.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

For someone like me, who knew nothing at all about Voodoo before visiting this museum, it was a nice place to lose an hour (and $5 admission) in. That said, the museum seemed more a place intended for people who are already more involved in Voodoo culture (there were offering sites, for example). The front staff was very friendly and answered lots of questions patiently. Much of the museum did seem, unfortunately, to be the personal work of the painter/owner. It's an interesting little place to duck into from the heat of the day, but I wouldn't make a special trip to go here.

Thank ladyhowdy
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

This small two room museum is packed full of pictures, artifacts and installations that give you a better understanding of the history of Voodoo. This is the real deal and not like the other kitzy souvenier shops. Created and managed by people who respect the history and know of it first hand. I highly suggest taking the history and cemetary tour with this museum. It is a walking tour with a native New Orlean who is the brother of the originator of the museum. Not only does he explain the origins and continuing practice of Voodoo, but he also touches on the architecture of New Orleans as well as other historical sites. He will guide you through Congo Square, St. Louis cemetary #1 and the Cathedral that is still a part of the Voodoo culture today. Last stop is the shop of the present day practicing High Priestess in New Orleans. His knowledge of the history of the city and Voodoo will amaze you! You will learn more than you bargained for! It is a very long tour...so wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and when sunny bring an umbrella if possible as the cemetary is extremely hot in Spring and Summer. This was bar far the most fascinating historical tour I have ever been on.

3  Thank KeepOnTruckin3
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

This was a small location with pictures, news clippings and articles related to Voo Doo.
If you have any interest or curiousity this is a worth while trip!
The curator was in the front with his snake in his hands like a puppy. My wife absolutley fell in love with the snake and we spent a long time there. Cameras are welcomed and encouraged! I would not recommend this for kids (unless they stay in the front with the snake:)

1  Thank Darren T
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I strolled in here while walking through the Quarter. Nothing too special here. It's cheap, so that's the only reason I went in. Very small, but it does have some interesting displays and information. Overall, not a good bang for your buck.

I was let down a bit and expected it to be larger and more interactive.

Thank Mass T
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

went not knowing what to expect, 3 rooms full of active shrines and other things. personnel greeting and taking entrance fee was in process of eating lunch. She seemed well versed in the oils and gris gris bags for sale. Hard to manuver through the space if more than 4 people in the same area. Overall not sure if it was worth the time even though it was only $5.00 per person. Half way i sort of creeped out and left. Well it was either creepiness or trying to breathe thru the dirt and mold. Checked this one off the list.

Thank sailfl
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