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Private New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery #1, Voodoo, & French Quarter Tour

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Stop At: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Meet your guide at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets in the French Quarter 30 minutes prior to tour to start your voodoo and cemetery walking tour of New Orleans.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

As you stroll through the streets of the French Quarter, learn about New Orleans history and the classic architecture around the city. Walk by shotgun homes — one of the most popular styles of Southern homes in the early 1860s — as well as Creole townhouses. Along the way, hear more about the city’s legendary voodoo practitioners such as Marie Laveau. Many New Orleans residents believe in the religion, and various ancient traditions and rituals are still observed.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA

Bourbon Street, located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, is known for its many bars and clubs. With over 17 million visitors annually, it’s no secret that it has become one of the main attractions of the city.

Stop At: Jackson Square, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116-3234

The beautiful landmark known as Jackson Square is named after the legendary General Jackson who led soldiers to victory during the Battle of New Orleans. On a Witches Brew tour, you’ll pass this location and get to view the statue of Jackson.

Stop At: Marie Laveau House of Voodoo, 739 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3145

Located in the famously haunted French Quarter, Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo offers a variety of spiritual and religious items to visitors. These range from tribal masks to charms and each has its own specific purpose and meaning. During a tour with Witches Brew Tours, guests are taken past this amazing shop.

Stop At: Voodoo Authentica, 612 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3211

Since the 1990s, Voodoo Authentica has been crafting handmade voodoo dolls, gris-gris bags and more from Dumaine Street in the French Quarter. This is just another legendary location that visitors are pointed towards during a Witches Brew Tours voodoo tour.

Stop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112-3535

From there, make your way to St Louis Cemetery No 1, where you can see Marie Laveau’s burial site and above-ground tombs. Your guide shares why above-ground burials are common in New Orleans as you meander through the labyrinth of graves to find Marie Laveau’s tomb. People come from all over the world to leave offerings, pay their respects, pray, and perform rituals around her decorated grave.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110

Louis Dufilho, America’s First Licensed Pharmacist, opened what is known as the Pharmacy Museum in 1816. Now, this former apothecary shop hosts an assortment of medical exhibits from the past for your viewing pleasure.

Stop At: Louis Armstrong Park, 901 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3086

Once you leave the cemetery, head to the old train station, which is now a visitor center, to take a quick break before going to Louis Armstrong Park (formerly Congo Square). Your guide shares stories of large gatherings that took place here in the 1800s, including voodoo rituals.

Please note: Expect to walk at a leisurely pace and cover about one mile during your 2-hour tour. Comfortable walking shoes and water bottles are recommended.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Departure Point
400 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
Inclusions
  • Private professional guide for your group of up to 20 travelers
  • Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • $1 fee for cemetery entrance, collected on day of tour by tour guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour guide will collect $1 from each customer for entrance to the cemetery. This fee is charged by the New Orleans Archdiocese.
  • All guides are licensed by the City of New Orleans
  • Note: It is illegal to vandalize/mark tombs in the cemetery. You will be fined and could be subject to arrest
  • Bring bottled water. Weather conditions can become increasingly hot in the summer months and drinking water is necessary to prevent dehydration
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a super informative tour. Definitely wear your walking shoes, but a great activity to do to learn more about the city.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited New Orleans this weekend, with my husband & our 11 year old daughter. One of the highlights was the cemetery & voodoo tour, with our wonderful tour guide, James! We really enjoyed his stories & his knowledge of the French Quarter & New...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

James was an excellent tour guide. Very informative and personable! Such a great way to learn more about the city!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nightmareb4coffee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed the tour! Fred, our tour guide, was a history teacher and Louisiana native so we heard stories and information that was actually true! He was very nice and I actually learned a lot as well as had fun! Highly recommend!

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James loves this his city. He had an amazing amount of knowledge and was the best story teller. We were so happy we could have such an amazing guide - we leaned a lot and had a great time. His passion for the city and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cody S
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