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 make your way through the historic French Quarter to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of history’s most revered Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Guests have the added bonus of visiting a Voodoo museum and will have the opportunity to purchase Voodoo “magic” potions at Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Shop before heading into the cemetery.
WALK INTO A NEW ORLEANS CEMETERY
There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans, but the oldest extant cemetery in the city is St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 and is still the site of several burials a year. Therefore, we enter this cemetery. In addition you will notice that the cemetery’s graves are above ground tombs. It is also referred to as “Cities of the Dead” because they resembled small houses. The Catholic Archdioesces of New Orleans requires all visitors to be accompanied by a licensed tour guide ensuring the historic preservation of this local landmark. Consequently, you must book a tour with us in order to get the best experience.
|Two tour times daily:
Time: 11 to 1 and 2 to 4
Location: Red door tour booth located outside Landry’s Seafood.
(on the corner of Decatur & St. Peters) Book 11am »Book 2pm »