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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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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
Professional guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks

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 14 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 14 travelers.

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

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Tour was fantastic!
Barbara_H
, Oct 2020
Taylor was fantastic! Knowledgeable, funny, and personable. Great tour with tons of very interesting history. Thanks Taylor!
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Great guide and storyteller
CindyBrown_F
, Oct 2020
Taylor was awesome! Great guide/storyteller - so passionate about the city and its rich history! I’d definitely take this tour again! ❤️❤️
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Fun and informative
Rebecca_S
, Oct 2020
We had Taylor as our guide and he did an awesome job! Had a lot of facts, spooky and not to make the tour interesting. Was also super knowledgeable about the area and gave some great recommendations!
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Don’t hesitate, book this tour!
Alleah_A
, Oct 2020
Taylor was such a great tour guide! He gave us so much history that we probably wouldn’t have learned about otherwise. He was super fun and also gave us so many reccomendations for other attractions in nola. Definetly will feel like a local with his guidance. Highly reccomend him and this tour!
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Taylor is great
Sara_A
, Oct 2020
Taylor was an excellent tour guide. Easy to hear and very knowledgeable about the topics. He made sure the whole group had a good time. Even recognized us the next day and talked with us.
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Fun couple of hours
SuLee
, Oct 2020
Robin was very personable and had many stories to share. My group had a great time on this walk and chat. It's a fun experience. You even stop in a bar and you're able to have a cold one. I really had fun.
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Fun & knowledge
Miguel_S
, Sep 2020
Guide was very well versed & I could tell he loves his native New Orleans & is dedicated to his craft of story telling. My experience in the walking tour was amazing. Thank you
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Interesting
MAL
, Sep 2020
Although we were unable to tour the cemetery due to COVID. We enjoyed all the history Information James provided.
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No cemetery on a cemetery tour
Dawn_G
, Sep 2020
We were not informed that the cemetery was closed until we got there. The guide insisted it was on the page but it wasn't. Lots of personal information about the guide with a little New Orleans history mixed in. We ended up leaving the tour half way through. We would never have booked had we known about the cemetery being closed (the centerpiece of the tour).
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Hi there! The cemetery closure, due to COVID, is listed everywhere-- in the know before you go section, on the original tour page, and on our website-- as well as in a reminder email we send out to everyone. We cannot control that the city has deemed the cemeteries unsafe. I do apologize for the confusion and would be happy to offer you vouchers for a future tour when the cemeteries reopen. Please reach out to us at manager@witchesbrewtours.com. Thank you.
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Fun in the French Quarter
Alan_M
, Sep 2020
John was awesome, very passionate and knowledgeable. Wevreallyvenjoyedvyhectourvsbd highlybrecommend it.
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