The New Orleans Cemetery & Voodoo History Tour is an extremely popular daytime adventure into the legendary St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans' oldest City of the Dead.
You'll explore the cemetery and visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Step back in time with this historically accurate and educational tour, which combines some of the most fascinating elements in New Orleans - the history of the French Quarter, the oldest and most historic cemetery and the history of New Orleans' Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau!
10:00 am & 1:15 pm Monday through Saturday
10:00 am Sunday
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to tour departure time.
New Orleans is full of folk tales of Voodoo practitioners who can transform into animals or cause animals to invade others. Rather than transforming into wolves, the Voodouns are generally reported as becoming cats.
As late as the 1940's, stories of frogs, snakes, lizards and snails inside the bodies of the cursed flooded New Orleans. Family members' bearing witness to these creatures expelling from the bodies and then disappearing shrouded numerous cases of unexplained deaths.
One can only assume that much of the legends that have arisen in New Orleans were spawned by fear and superstition. It is human nature to fear what we do not understand. Voodoo could be perhaps, one of the most misunderstood religions that have ever existed. Its presence in New Orleans has brought with it a veil of mysticism that has shrouded our fair city and confused its onlookers.
The magical history and folklore of New Orleans even inspired local best selling author, Anne Rice, to produce a string of novels about a family of witches, The Mayfair's. No matter what one's opinion may be of Voodoo and Witchcraft, no one can come to New Orleans and not be curious as to its wonder.
The roots of Voodoo have been traced all the way back to Africa before 1100 AD.
Hotel pick-up not included.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
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