- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Learn about the supernatural side of New Orleans, including the city's most famous voodoo queen, on this walking tour that takes you to the French Quarter and the St Louis Cemetery No 1. Discover the architecture of the French Quarter and visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the powerful priestess who practiced the religion in and around the quarter in the 1800s. New Orleans’ history and culture is ever-present in the colorful homes, above-ground tombs, and voodoo legends that you discover on this mesmerizing tour.
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- Professional guide
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 1 fee for cemetery entrance, collected on day of tour by tour guide
Latrobe's On Royal
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, USA
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The tour was great! Our tour guide was very informative and didn’t rush us. I would recommend to anyone. I will say dress light, it was very hot.
The tour lasted about 1-1/2 hrs very informative. She had a strong accent which she stated in the beginning. You had to listen carefully. She added a bit of humor Marta was her name I believe.
Informative and fun tour of the cemetary and architecture. Our guide William had a good personality and answered all questions.
This tour was so much fun! Lots of history and stories along with some humor! Our guide was fantastic! This tour is affordable and worth every penny.
John (Fred) Denstorff was well spoken and had in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. The two hour tour past very quickly and we would highly recommend this tour for those who are visiting New Orleans.
Paul was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better guide. A history professor who discussed in detail everything as we walked, from the architecture, to slavery, Mardi gras, and Congo square. We were hoping the tour would be very educational, heavy on the history of NOLA- and we weren't dissapointed!
Trevor, our guide was terrific! Very knowledgeable!!! Packed with lots of history, culture and dispelled many myths. So interesting!!!!!
Trevor was outstanding awesome educationl informational and entertaining we liked him a lot we enjoyed his wit and comedy as well as his serious way he gave us information concerning the way NOLA and the cemeteries were created and he took time to answer all our questions and concerns
Enjoyed the tour of the cemetery with the stories that brought it to life. Plenty of history to lean about that has made what New Orleans is today. I truly enjoyed this tour.
The guide, Fred, made this the Best tour. His sincere approach and sold inside knowledge, made everything come to life. The time flew by and I was we had more time to visit with him.
This is a great tour as it is not kitschy. Rather, it is historically based and gave a great overview of the history of the city and it’s strange burial customs. The last 30 minutes is about Marie Laveaux and de-bunking myths about voodoo in New Orleans. Our guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand. Be aware that you will do a good bit of walking and there is no opportunity for a pit stop for an hour and a half.
We chose this tour for our first day of a 5 day stay in New Orleans and we truly enjoyed it. Our tour guide was entertaining and informative. Michael Bill was so much fun.
Trevor was very knowledgeable and at the same time entertaining! Enough said!!!!!!!! Really enough said!!!!!!!!
Fred was very informative during the tour. He even told us the history about some places that weren't normally in the tour. It's always a pleasure being on a tour with a guide who is passionate about what he does.
We had a great time with Stormy. He was informative with lots of great stories to share. A fun couple hours
We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others. The stories were great and the storyteller was captivating.
This was a great group tour. Our guide was absolutely delightful! She shared a wealth of information about the town she loves to call home. We stopped for drinks at a local bar that presented a delightful experience in the heart of NOLA. I highly recommend this great, informative tour.
Paul was our guide, and he is very knowledgeable and made the tour very fun. It's not a scary "look at the vampires" kind of tour as one might believe from their website. This tour (or at least with Paul) actually has a lot of information on the city's history, the horrible truths of slavery and even a little bit about voodoo and the understanding that it is simply another religion. Would highly recommend.
We really enjoyed the tour. Our tour was on a very hot day in mid August. It was not too much walking and the guide made a real effort to keep us in the shade as much as possible. The cemetery was neat and the guide pretty sure she said her name was Bond was passionate about the city and it's history. The group was on the bigger side and there was some construction going on in spots but I still felt like we heard most everything the guide said. I would definitely recommend the tour!