New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Tour

New Orleans: Voodoo & Cemetery Tour

From $27 per person

Learn about some of New Orleans' fascinating history on this guided walking tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the final resting place of of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians
  • See the famous French Quarter
  • Learn how voodoo and the city of New Orleans intertwine
Full description
During this tour, you will make your way through the historic French Quarter and learn about St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, the final resting place of notable jazz and rhythm & blues musicians and historic politicians and soldiers. Please note that due to Covid-19, tours are not currently able to enter the cemetery, however, you will walk by and hear about its history from your tour guide. There are three St. Louis Cemeteries in New Orleans and the St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 is famous for notable citizens of 19th and 20th century New Orleans being laid to rest here. The cemetery's graves are above-ground tombs, referred to as "Cities of the Dead" because they resembled small houses and make the cemetery look like a city in itself. You will be accompanied by a licensed tour guide who will share with you the fascinating history of this cemetery and tell you all about the Voodoo culture of New Orleans.
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside the lobby of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hotel.

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Important information

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  •  Please note that due to Covid-19, tours are not currently able to enter the cemetery, however, you will walk by and hear about its history from your tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 327 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
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10/10 recommend this tour! Even with the cemeteries being closed due to COVID, our guide was able to take us to the gates and tell us all about the history of the Voodoo culture in New Orleans. We got to see Congo Square, Marie Laveau's home, St. Louis cemetery and more and got to learn everything we wouldn't have learned just by going to a gift shop or reading up on New Orleans. Great experience!

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August 10, 2020

This is a great way to see a part of the towns history through the help of a local or a guide. I went with 3 friends and we all loved it. Our guide Mat was great in the way he told the stories and little fun facts that he had for us. he was very interactive and his pase was great. When in New Orleans I would presonaly advice you to do one of these tours.

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March 6, 2020

This is the perfect tour if you want to learn the most about New Orleans! Our tour guide Mike, history teacher, knows EVERYTHING about the city. We were a rather large group, and Mike managed us perfectly, walking slowly and waiting for everybody before starting talking during the very frequent stops, to tell us more about the city or to show us a landmark . His passion for New Orleans is contagious. I highly recommend this tour, and if you are lucky you will also have Mike as your guide...

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February 26, 2020

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