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New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour

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New Orleans, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Rich history and voodoo legends make New Orleans one of the most fascinating places to visit, but if you see the sights alone, you could miss out on some of the key details that bring this vibrant city to life. This New Orleans voodoo tour takes you through the city during daylight hours—perfect for those you don’t want to get too scared, but still want a look into the city’s mysterious past.
  • Listen to your guide’s master storytelling as they dive deep into the city’s past
  • Learn the history behind above-ground burying and other New Orleans facts
  • Don't worry about getting lost with centrally located meeting points
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Departure Point

400 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Congo Square, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Your journey through mystical New Orleans’ begins in the French Quarter. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and meet your friendly local guide for a narrated walk through the French Quarter. Discover the architectural diversity of the area as you pass French and Spanish‐inspired buildings, gorgeous Creole townhouses, ‘Entresol’ houses and shotgun homes. Catch a glimpse of a cloistered courtyard and hear of its utilitarian function.

As you stroll, enjoy tales of New Orleans’ voodoo history and peek into a small shop that specializes in voodoo ritual materials such as herbs, oils, and amulets. Hear more from your guide about a largely misunderstood religion that still enjoys a formidable presence in New Orleans.

Take a short break at the old train station. Then walk through Louis Armstrong Park where you visit Congo Square, a historical site from the 1800s. Here, slaves and free people met on Sunday to openly trade, socialize, play music, dance and practice voodoo rituals.

Please note that this tour covers about one mile of the city, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Royal Street
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
French Quarter
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bourbon Street
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:  
Louis Armstrong Park
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jackson Square
Learn about the history of the first settlements in New Orleans, see the first apartment buildings in the United States, St. Louis Cathedral-- and more!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Voodoo Authentica
Learn all about New Orleans Voodoo, the history, traditions, and our Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • ALL CEMETERIES CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
  • All guides are licensed by the City of New Orleans.
  • Bring bottled water. Weather conditions can become increasingly hot in the summer months and drinking water is necessary to prevent dehydration.
  • Check In begins 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Tour departs on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 6 are free of charge.
  • Due to citywide shutdowns, there will be no bathroom or bar breaks. Please come prepared.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Witches Brew Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans French Quarter, Voodoo and Cemetery History Tour.

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  • "Also, weekends are crowded, but trust Stormy's process and you won't be lead astray." See review
  • "Just keep in mind if you are not staying walking distance from your hotel to the Pick up point, then take a uber or cab." See review
  • "Carry water, hat, more water, sunblock, umbrella, some more water and enjoy the fascinating stories about ghosts and witches." See review

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Fantastic experience
Beth_L
, Jan 2021
The person who took us on our tour was fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable and witty and interesting with information.
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Awesome!!
Deana_P
, Jan 2021
I had so much fun on the tour learned a lot about the city's history! Taylor was awesome! Definitely recommend this tour!
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Great tour, great times
Eric_N
, Jan 2021
The tour guide was amazing, super friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. Took us around the city and and swerved any question anyone in the group had. He made it seem more as if he was a friend and knew us all. Highly recommend. Thanks, Taylor!
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Taylor is a great guide to make you feel so at home here. Thank you very much for your great recommendation.
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fun
Courtnie_I
, Jan 2021
My tour guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. We actually got to go in the Last Madam's house and it was amazing!!!
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great experience!
TrishaS
, Jan 2021
Great tour with Patricia who was both informative and interesting at the same time! She provided us ample time to answer questions and there was a well-time coffee break!
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Thank you for your 5-star review. Patricia is an enthusiastic guide who will love to hear what a fun time you had.
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10/10
danielle_w
, Jan 2021
Very knowledgeable, awesome tour guide. You can tell he is passionate about NOLA and the rich history of the city
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Fun
Courtnie_I
, Dec 2020
Taylor was awesome and very knowledgeable... learned a lot and saw some interesting things!!! Cemetery was closed but still had a good time!
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Great
Amy_B
, Dec 2020
Fred was great!!!! Very thorough and Informative. We really learned a lot of interesting things about New Orleans and the French Quarter. We would highly recommend this to anyone's first time.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your great review, and thanks for the tip for first-timers. The city has more context and more to enjoy after you have joined us on a walking tour of the French Quarter.
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Great tour!
Corey_P
, Dec 2020
We loved kristy! We found the tour very intriguing. There is so much about the French quarter we never knew! The place really comes to life!!
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Creepy and fun
Chad_H
, Dec 2020
It was an enjoyable tour, learning the morbid history while learning the history of the city. A good time.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thanks so much for joining us and sharing the spooky side!
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