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New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour

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The only tour with free shuttle to and from Cemetery #1. Follow the ghosts of the numerous characters of New Orleans' mysterious past! Tour one of the city’s most haunted cemeteries, St Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Your guide will explain the unique above-ground burial custom and will give you an in-depth overview of the fascinating evolution of voodoo.
Highlights
  • Walking tour lets you get up close with a piece of New Orleans history
  • Guide commentary lets you learn about voodoo and the city's haunted history
  • Comfortable, convenient round-trip transport from the French Quarter included 
  • Take home a voodoo amulet to remember your tour
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in the French Quarter, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle for a quick ride to the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, one of the city’s oldest.
As you enter the cemetery, your guide will tell you about the reasons for above-ground burials and the use of mausoleums.
Stroll through the cemetery, seeing some of its huge society tombs, and hear tales about New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Stop by her tomb, which is a pilgrimage destination for people from across the world. In keeping with tradition, cast a spell or make a wish at her grave.
Your guide will also teach you about the continuing practice and development of voodoo in modern New Orleans. Walk away from the tour with your very own gris-gris (voodoo amulet) to take home.
Return to the French Quarter for drop-off at the end of your tour.
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All reviews gris gris great tour above ground marie laveau billie jo wonderful sense of humor gets hot gray line resting place air conditioned bus burial practices long tour vast knowledge great driver well worth the cost told great stories informative guide
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Walking tour I took with my wife and friend’s family today! Our guide Billi Jo was very fun and knowledgeable!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mattcowan13
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was amazed at how much knowledge Billi Jo has. She is an excellent tour guide and a highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lynnecwn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Billy Jo was THE BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER!!!!!! She was extremely knowledgeable and so very thorough on her tour!! Simply amazing!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Billie Jo gave an excellent tour of the graveyard. Her insight on voodoo religion and the history of its inhabitants brought the site to life.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Taaaanner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Billie Jo was amazing!! She was very enthusiastic in her presentation and we could feel the excitement she had for the history of the cemetery and New Orleans.

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VivianAlex
7 April 2019|
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Response from EboneeMW | Reviewed this property |
I purchased the tickets on their website beforehand and picked them up at the ticket office. I would do it this way to guarantee a spot on the tour on the day you want.
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ZachE153
10 March 2019|
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Response from 123RobinF123 | Reviewed this property |
This is actually a grayline tour. Their booth is across from Jackson Square near the canon on street level. They should be able to look up your information for you. Enjoy your tour!
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catholic B
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I know that it is across from Pat OBriens
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