Guided tour

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Mystery Stroll

4.5 / 5

59 reviews

New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Mystery Stroll

From US$ 10 per person

Hear about Marie Laveau's tomb and Voodoo mysteries on a 1-hour guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and her life
  • Learn why there's always room for another burial in the small cemetery
  • Discover how and why burials are above ground in New Orleans
Full description
Discover the first burial location in the city of New Orleans on a 1-hour guided tour. Hear about burial practices at St. Louis #1 Cemetery, and how there’s always room for another body in the small cemetery. See wall vaults, family tombs, step tombs, and others as your guide leads you along the weaving paths of this historic site. Hear about the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and Voodoo mysteries and practices. After the tour, head back into the French Quarter or take a break at the Basin Street Station.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide/historian
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Water and snacks

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Meeting point

The meeting point is 710 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130. This is across from Antoine's Restaurant, between Royal and Bourbon streets.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Audio recording
  • Video recording
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • This tour does not enter the cemetery, as it is closed to the public, due to COVID. Until the cemetery reopens, this tour is modified to include French Quarter and Cemetery history, with photo shoots at the entrances
  •  Correctly worn masks and social distancing in pods are required
  • Tours may be rescheduled due to weather (such as lightning or street flooding). This tour does operate in the rain
  • No refunds are available. No advanced call to the operator or no show mean forfeiting your voucher. Please do not be late. Tours depart at the scheduled time and no one may join after that time. Should you find you are unable to attend, please call 24 hours in advance to reschedule to avoid forfeiture of your voucher
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and drink plenty of water. From May through September be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Water is usually available for purchase at the cemetery and always at the Basin Street Station
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. He was very helpful and kind with regards toy disabled daughter and helping us find alternate routes when the ground was too uneven for her wheelchair. The only complaint was that it was far too hot, which he had no control over!! We welcomed the shady areas and the breezes when they occurred! ;-)

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October 9, 2019

Our guide was Jamie. He was very knowledgable. He had lots of facts and answered all questions. I walked away with a new respect and new found love and appreciation for shotgun houses! He informed us about them on the way to cemetery. Kept us in the shade or in misters to keep cool. Awesome tour.

September 27, 2019

July 19, 2021

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