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Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

  • 2-hour Voodoo walking tour of New Orleans, led by a certified guide
  • Visit the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 with a local historian
  • Hear stories of Marie Paris Laveau, the Voodoo Queen
Voodoo and Cemetery Tour
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Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

Discover the 18th-century origins of Voodoo in New Orleans on a walking tour with a local historian as your guide. Meander on foot through the French Quarter to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the city’s oldest extant cemetery. You’ll visit the grave of the notorious Marie Paris Laveau, known as the ‘Voodoo Queen,’ then visit Catholic churches and stop by a Voodoo shop and museum.

What to Expect

Meet your certified New Orleans guide in the heart of the French Quarter and make your way through the historic neighborhood on foot. Your destination is Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, the final resting place of the city’s revered Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.

With historical ties to Voodoo, or Voudou, in New Orleans, your guide shares insider knowledge of this folk religion that mixes African- and Haitian-based magical elements with Catholic rites. En route, stop by the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and browse for potions and protection spells at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo.

On arrival at New Orleans’ oldest extant cemetery, discover why the graves are built in above-ground tombs, referred to as ‘Cities of the Dead.’ Hear more about this legendary landmark and it historic preservation.

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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Myth-busting tour of Voodoo and burial practices

Mike was an excellent guide. The local burial customs are fascinating and I really enjoyed hearing about the history of Voodoo and Marie Laveau. I appreciated how Mike cleared up a lot of common misconceptions and put Voodoo in historical context showing how important its...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 25 March 2018
History of Voodoo in New Orleans: Myths and Legends

Dario was our (excellent) guide for our tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1. The tour begins near Jackson Square, visits the St. Louis Cemetery #1, then ends near the Marie Laveau Voodoo Museum. Dario led us effortlessly through the crowds near the square, providing interesting...More

Thank wanderweggeist
Reviewed 6 March 2018
Afternoon Cemetery and Voodoo Tour

This was a lot of fun, it was also very informative pertaining to the history of voodoo, the reasons for burial in the New Orleans style, and the more practical and cultural facts about some otherwise misconstrued notions about Voodoo in general. Thank you to...More

1  Thank Winston S
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile
Peak was the best!

Peak did a great job with our group. Great information and in-depth knowledge. Great overview of the history of New Orleans.

Thank Tabatha D
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile
Great Introduction to New Orleans

Our first adventure in New Orleans & started with this tour. Grey our tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable & very passionate about her history. She kept you engaged with her stories. Would recommend this tour.

1  Thank Lmalex63
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Voodoo is at night. Cemetery is during day
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