French Quarter
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Our most recommended French Quarter Religious & Spiritual Activities

  • New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

    1. New Orleans: St. Louis #1 Cemetery History 2-Hour Tour

    This 2-hour walking tour takes you inside the walls of New Orleans’ oldest and most interesting burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery #1. In the company of a local guide, you’ll explore the ancient maze of above-ground tombs and learn about fascinating local burial practices. After meeting your guide at Rev. Zombies Voodoo Shop in the French Quarter, you’ll walk to the cemetery to explore curiosities and hear tales of some of the city’s personalities, such as Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is the 2nd-most visited burial site in America. You’ll see the final resting place of many of New Orleans’ most notable celebrities on an excursion that is as educational as it is fun. On this tour that’s been recommended by the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel, you’ll learn the history of voodoo and its connection to the French Quarter on a journey back through time.

    Our guide Gabe provided information about the cemetery, and history surrounding it, in a very informative yet relaxed manner. We received an excellent history lesson, interspersed with humor. Our guide also spoke of damage done in the past by visitors and vandals and stressed the importance of preserving the cemetery. I found this to be an excellent tour and I recommend it to anyone with an interest in historical cemeteries.

  • New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    2. New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Walking Tour

    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. 

    DJ was very knowledgeable and shared so much of that knowledge with the whole group and was very good about taking time to talk to all in the group personally.

  • New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Voodoo History Evening Tour

    3. New Orleans: 1.5-Hour Voodoo History Evening Tour

    This tour is totally unique and is like no other offered in New Orleans. More of an academic tour than a spooky tour, it focuses on the misunderstood and often feared religion of Voodoo. You will learn about the origins of Voodoo, how it came to New Orleans, how it is practiced, and where it stands today. You will also meet Voodoo practitioners and learn why New Orleans Voodoo is very different from the purer form found in Haiti and Africa. This tour is offered at 19:30 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, and last approximately 1.5 hours long. The tour departs from Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, located at 723 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter.

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What people are saying about French Quarter

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 62 reviews

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

DJ was so fun. Also very enthusiastic bout the tour and incredibly knowledgeable. You can tell he loves the city, shows through on the tour. Highly highly recommend.

DJ was very knowledgeable and shared so much of that knowledge with the whole group and was very good about taking time to talk to all in the group personally.

I really enjoyed learning about the history of Congo square and the famous St Louis cemeteries.

It was amazing to see the different cemeteries and how they were setup.