Guided tour

New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

From $27 per person

Learn about New Orleans' fascinating voodoo culture on a city walking tour. Explore the French Quarter and visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 with a licensed guide.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the final resting place of of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians
  • See the famous French Quarter
  • Learn how voodoo and the city of New Orleans intertwine
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Take a guided walking tour to explore the historic French Quarter and St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. Learn about African American history, the local NOLA culture, and hear stories of voodoo practitioners first-hand from your licensed guide. 

Meet your guide at Louis Armstrong Park and set off on your voodoo experience. Walk through the Tremé / Lafitte neighborhood — the home of jazz — as your guide explains all about New Orleans’ voodoo culture.

Learn about Marie Laveau, her final resting place in St. Louis Cemetry No. 1 — the oldest in the city — and her cultural importance to New Orleans as a dedicated voodoo leader, mid-wife, and herbalist. 

Make your way to St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 to see where many famous 19th- and 20th-century locals are buried, such as Claude Treme and Earl King. 

Admire the atmospheric above-ground tombs that create the “Cities of the Dead”, and see the graves of notable jazz musicians, politicians, and soldiers where they were laid to rest. 

 

After exploring the cemetery, your guide will lead you back to the original meeting point, where your activity will end.

Due to Covid-19, tours are not currently able to enter the cemetery, however, you will walk by and hear about its history from your tour guide.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Entry to St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

• Meet your guide under the Armstrong Arch in Congo Square • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled activity start time

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  •  Please note that due to Covid-19, tours are not currently able to enter the cemetery, however, you will walk by and hear about its history from your tour guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 335 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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even tho we could not go into the cemetery due to covid our tour guide, Matt, was fabulous. he had such a wealth of information. when the company we bought these tickets from gave us the wrong meeting spot, Matt was kind enough to help us find him and waited for us as we had to take another cab ride. I was extremely irate about having to pay for another cab fare but Matts positive attitude made this experience a joy

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May 1, 2021

10/10 recommend this tour! Even with the cemeteries being closed due to COVID, our guide was able to take us to the gates and tell us all about the history of the Voodoo culture in New Orleans. We got to see Congo Square, Marie Laveau's home, St. Louis cemetery and more and got to learn everything we wouldn't have learned just by going to a gift shop or reading up on New Orleans. Great experience!

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August 10, 2020

This is a great way to see a part of the towns history through the help of a local or a guide. I went with 3 friends and we all loved it. Our guide Mat was great in the way he told the stories and little fun facts that he had for us. he was very interactive and his pase was great. When in New Orleans I would presonaly advice you to do one of these tours.

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March 6, 2020

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