Voodoo & Cemetery Tour
Voodoo (or voudou)is a religion practiced in New Orleans consisting of various African magical beliefs and rites that have become mixed with Catholic elements. The word “Voodoo” means “spirit” also an invisible, mysterious force that can intervene in human affairs.
During this tour, you will learn how the culture of New Orleans helped shape Voodoo and spark the start of Jazz. No family in history had a greater impact on voodoo than the Laveau family and no place in the world had a greater impact on Jazz than Congo Square. We will discuss the controversies and conspiracies surrounding Marie Laveau’s final resting place. You will see the tomb of Claude Treme, the namesake of Faubourg Treme, and learn about the founding of the first free black neighborhood in American history
NEW ORLEANS CEMETERIES
There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, the oldest and best cemetery New orleans has to offer is St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 and the second oldest St. Louis Cemetery # 2. As you walk-by and learn about our fascinating burial style, your guide will share the interesting details of some of the famous people buried here such as Ernie K-Doe, Earl King, Henriette DeLille, Dominique You, Marie Laveau, and Marie Laveau’s dependents. Here you will notice that the cemetery’s graves are above-ground tombs, referred to as “Cities of the Dead” because they resembled small houses and make the cemetery look like a city in itself.
You will be accompanied by a licensed tour guide who will share with you the fascinating history of our city including Voodoo, Jazz, African American History, and more.
Please note that due to Covid-19 the cemeteries are closed and we are not able to go in.
|Two tour times daily:|
Time: 11 to 12:15 and 2 to 3:15
Location: Armstrong Park
701 N Rampart Street Book Now »