Voodoo Walking Tour
Walk through St. Louis Cemetery #1 with Robert Florence (author of New Orleans Cemeteries and City of the Dead) and other knowledgeable guides to explore the history of aboveground burial and the architectural details of this famous site of entombment.
Learn about the lives of those whose final resting place is New Orleans, from chess champions to civil rights pioneers. Stroll past one of the infamous film locations of the movie "Easy Rider," the tomb of Marie Laveau the Voodoo Queen, and the future grave of actor Nicolas Cage.
Have you ever been interested in the concept of Voodoo? On this tour, not only will you visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, you will get to explore the mysteries of Voodoo. Your tour guides will share with you the realities and myths of Voodoo, a religious practice based on ancient West African beliefs. The tour continues as you visit the site of Marie Laveau's former home, as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the Voodoo Temple.
The tour will take you to the Congo Square where you will have time to relax and enjoy this beautiful neighborhood and Louis Armstrong Park. Don't hesitate; join us on the Cemetery Tour in New Orleans for an educational and intriguing experience.
Reviewer: Sherrie Nusum
This is a history and architecture based walking tour. Don't let the name fool you. The only voodoo oriented thing on the tour is that we visited the Marie La Veau's grave. despite this I recommend this walking tour. my mom and I really enjoyed it.
Our group of four enjoyed the walking tour and visit to Cemetery - Guide was friendly and knowledgable. Easy, slow paced walk with frequent stops for explaination of historical fun facts.