Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

Activity provider: Witches Brew Tours LLC
Guided tour

New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

Activity provider: Witches Brew Tours LLC
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From US$ 24.99 per person

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Explore the history and culture of New Orleans on a guided walking tour. See the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park, the surroundings of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and much more.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the historic French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Experience the Creole culture of the Treme neighborhood
  • Learn about the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau
  • Hear about the burial practices of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
  • Visit the surroundings of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Full description

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

Hear the history of a voodoo practitioner called Marie Laveau and other important residents and stories from your expert guide.

  • Licensed guides
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide right outside Backatown Coffee Parlour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is currently closed for the public
  • The tour does not run on 24 and 25 December, Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 909 reviews

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Although you can not go into the cemetery at this time, our guide James was very well versed in the historical aspects of the cemetery. He also pointed out some historical buildings such as a slaves quarters, the main house where the slaves went (The Hermann-Grima House), and the first Catholic Church. James also recommended restaurants in the area. Overall a great tour.

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March 24, 2022

Graham was my tour guide, he is AWESOME!! Not only is he native of Louisiana, he is passionate about passing on the correct history of the past. This tour is an "hands on approach" of Louisana torrent past, and sheds light on the mismanagement of the Archdiocese on the preservation of such important history of today !!

February 28, 2022

Our guide was knowledgeable and made an effort to give us the full experience. The tour was long and covered a large area (which is a good and bad thing in different ways). Due to no fault of tour company, the cemetery is closed to the public so we were unable to explore the unique tombs.

February 20, 2022

Product ID: 40205