Voodoo goes back all the way to Africa, but many people still associate the spiritual practices with the city of New Orleans. Voodoo was seriously exercised in this region in the 1800’s, and the city still carries traces of that supernatural period. In the Big Easy you can find quite a few walking tours to enjoy voodoo’s rich historical past and wonderful tales at a various locations and at reasonable prices. All the way from the historic French Quarter and the Treme district to the city’s stunning Garden District and directing by the mid-city Cities of the Dead (the Central Cemetery district), these voodoo tours definitely will explore seriously into the swamps and bayous of pre-historic living and investigate the haunted historical past of New Orleans together with expert native historians. New Orleans is a very distinctive city and offers a rich Matriarchal background. Native New Orleans citizens will give a refreshing insiders opinion and a cultural preservers’ point of view about family roots that go back to the 1700’s. Here are a few well-established voodoo-tours providers:
– Historic New Orleans Tours, 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone:+1 504-947-2120
This tour group presents a unique Cemetery Voodoo Tour through the St. Louis Cemetery that was built in 1789. The tour is guided by city historians and authors and concentrates on a number of the location’s most popular and notorious graves, for example a few of the city’s voodoo practitioners. The excursion comes with an explanation of voodoo’s practice history and its West African origins. Tours start twice daily (Sundays only at 1 p.m.). Discounted ticket prices are available for students and senior citizens.
Prices: $19.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Children (ages 12 and under)
– Haunted History Tours, Voodoo Tour, 723 St Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone:+1 888-644-6787
New Orleans’ Haunted History Tours presents a voodoo tour every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.. The tour includes visits to real voodoo altars and authentic New Orleans Voodoo Shops, with tour leaders presenting genuine information regarding age-old spells that locals used in their voodoo practice. This tour lets you discover the magical world of Voodoo in New Orleans. You’ll discover all the practices of Voodoo and this tour blends history, fact, fiction and folklore together for a remarkable experience that takes around 90 minutes.
Prices: $25.00 per person, $ 18 Students/Seniors/Military
– Spirit Tours New Orleans, 621 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone:+1 866-369-1224
These walking Voodoo tours include several supernatural encounters. Tour guides take visitors through several of New Orleans most historical voodoo locations, you will visit the cemeteries and homes of a number of the city’s most infamous voodoo legends, such as Marie Laveau. Tours are organized both in the daytime and at night. Voodoo, ghosts and vampires have always been belonged to the city’s exceptional culture, and it is a pleasure to learn about the distinct heritage and history. The tour takes you through the historic Vieux Carre (French Quarter) and lets you find out why New Orleans is the most intriguing haunted city in the United States.
Prices: $20 for adults, online reservation price: $17, children 6-12: $12, under 6: free
Bloody Mary’s New Orleans Voodoo Tours, 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, Phone: +1 504-523-7684
Enjoy private Voodoo tours of Haunted New Orleans organized by Bloody Mary. Walk through the French Quarter and learn about ghosts and voodoo history. Experience a tour at night and visit New Orleans oldest City of the Dead, St. Louis Cemetery 1 as well as the hardly ever visited St. Louis cemetery 2. Learn all about sacred places, secret rituals, and an extraordinary tribute at the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Bloody Mary actually is a local character with various different style tours, nearly all with a supernatural side. This Voodoo tour originated from the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, and the company also presents haunted pub crawls and cemetery tours, leaving from various locations.
Prices: $27 per person
– Cemetery-Voodoo Tour, 334-B Royal Street, in the courtyard of Royal Cafe Beignet (next to the police station)
Talk a walk through days gone by and enjoy this fascinating side of New Orleans by visiting St. Louis Cemetery 1 (established 1789) together with Robert Florence, author of New Orleans Cemeteries and City of the Dead, and New Orleans’ top-rated guides. This burial ground unveils New Orleans’ historical past more clearly than any other historic location. The cemetery’s haunted history in combination with awesome architecture is a guarantee for an amazing experience. Tours are at 10 AM and 1 PM, Monday through Saturday, and at 10 AM only on Sundays. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes earlier.
Prices: $20.00 adults, $15.00 students and seniors, $7.00 for children 6 to 12, free for children under 6.
– Gray Line Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour, Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)
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Take a walk through St. Louis Cemetery 1, the location of the classic movie Easy Rider, while your skilled and licensed tour guide explains about the history of all the renowned and notorious people who are buried at the cemetery that was opened in 1789. You will be able to make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Pick up the development of Voodoo practices that are still practiced today, and discover how Voodoo became such an important issue in New Orleans. You will learn about the city’s unique above-ground burial traditions and about the various “societies” in this historic cemetery. The tour comes with climate controlled transportation to and from the cemetery.
Prices: Adults: $26.00, Children: $15.00, Group: $23.50