New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
3.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and culture of this spiritual practice and to tempt you to bring home a love potion or voodoo doll as a souvenir. Guided swamp, plantation and cemetery tours are available.
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting voodoo museum
    If you are interested in voodoo this museum is for you. It does get busy so if you don’t want the crowds go during the week and early in the day. It is quite small but if full of history and artefacts. I definitely left feeling I knew more about voodoo and what better place to learn then in New Orleans.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Nick A
    Orlando, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tour with respect, no nonsense, and a great story
    Thank you, Nate Scott. You are an incredible story teller. You shared great respect and reverence for the stories behind your tour. You added a personal flare and connected with us on an individual level. Do the tour, folks!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Melinda D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nuawlons Nate was the best guide
    One of the best tours that we took the entire time we were in New Orleans besides the airboat ride! Our guide gave us so much information in history about the city and voodoo history. If you do this tour try and get Nuawlons Natescott to be your guide!!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Alice F
    London, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended!
    My partner and I went on a Voodoo Museum tour and both really enjoyed it. The time spent in the museum and in the local area was great with the very knowledgeable and interesting guide. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting New Orleans!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Ren C
    Bloomington, Indiana8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unexpected and truly delightful experience
    Madame Josephine was a delightful and informative introduction. Small but inclusive and not what you will expect. It is actually a very well curated folk art museum of important religious, social and healing beliefs. Loved it. And authentic. I went back for advice and was acknowledged in a way I did not expect. Look at the Voodoo Museum of New Orleans as a gift.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Bob M
    Sevierville, Tennessee8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent guide and lots of info to unpack
    We totally enjoyed the tour. We learned a ton about voodoo, slavery, and New Orleans history and culture. Much of what I thought I knew was bogus or slanted. I currently work as a tour guide myself and prior to retirements did interpretation for a national park so I’m critical of the trade. She has mastered the craft.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Tony B
    Fishers, Indiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Voodoo Tour with NuAwlons Nate
    Took the tour with a couple of friends. NuAwlons Nate was an outstanding tour guide. One of the members of our party was blind and NuAwlons Nate took it upon himself to be his sighted guide for the evening! The entire group had a great time.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 December 2023
  • jlantern3
    Columbia, South Carolina12,894 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classic!
    while in New Orleans, one must stop and learn/visit about this religion... Small museum, but filled with great relics and history. Loved Madame Cinnamon Black= she was awesome... gave us all a little song and dance before we entered the back rooms. bought a doll to add to my collection of cultural items. Neat place
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Happiness63813018319
    Chicago, Illinois10 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Too long
    Way too long of a tour. The museum itself is only 2 small rooms with standing room comfortably for about 6 people in each room. The exhibits are not labeled well with information. We spent 30 minutes in each room with a tour guide by the name of Nate, who was good. The second hour was outside and we did not stay for that since we were really done at that point. Very disappointing. Just go see the museum on your own and just look by yourself.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Squ3aky
    Panama City, Florida332 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cramped
    It's great, for what it is, but it's VERY small and cramped, making it difficult to negotiate when there are a lot of people in there. This also makes it a little hard to read some of the little placards with the info on them. It really is an interesting little place, but because it is so little, it's just really tough to get around.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 January 2024
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Us4cityfolks
Alexandria, LA118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
For $10 a person, this is a complete waste of time and money. It is two very small rooms in and old house that are filled with items that may or may not be authentic voodoo items. My son really wanted to see this place so we walked out of our way to visit, and to say we were disappointed would be an understatement. The lady at the front was grumpy to say the least, and when my son stayed after to ask her a question, she seemed more irritated than helpful.
Written 7 June 2021
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Haikuist
Delaware, OH240 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This museum was inexpensive but still over-priced. It’s two tiny rooms and a hallway that is too narrow for entrance and exit traffic to pass. The contents may have been interesting, but it was impossible to tell since labels seem to have been created a very long time ago in a super small font on faded colored paper that was covered with dust and not well placed.

I left with no real understanding of voodoo as a spiritual practice or its history in NOLA or around the world.

This museum isn’t suitable for anyone with mobility issues, small children or those with even a touch of claustrophobia.
Written 10 February 2020
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David W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Nauwlins Natescott was an incredible tour guide who taught us a lot about the history of Voodoo and the city of New Orleans. My wife and I ended up being the only ones on the tour but he gave us a tour with the same energy and enthusiasm you would have gotten going with a big crowd. He’s a really engaging and knowledgeable guide and I highly recommend. He also recommended us a food place that locals enjoy that was extremely delicious and affordable. One of my favorite tours I’ve ever done.
Written 12 July 2022
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diana d
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Please DO NOT BOOK!!!!!
I purposely booked this tour because it’s supposed to be a cemetery tour.We get there only to find out that they wouldn’t be taking us to the cemetery because it had been closed…but they don’t tell you this when you book the tour!!!! Which is also more expensive than most tours but you’d think they are the “Museum of Voodoo” and they should be a respectable institution. The guide was mediocre at its best. I emailed and called them requesting a refund, they never emailed me back, when I called they took my info and said they would reach back out…it’s been over a month and I haven’t heard back from them. Again, they are a SCAM and DO NOT BOOK their tour!!!!!
Written 24 February 2022
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Jeanne Friedlander
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
So incredibly nice and friendly people working there. Very informative! Founded in 1972, this French Quarter museum celebrates the VooDoo culture found in the city since the 1700s. The VooDoo Museum offers an informative deep dive into the practices of VooDoo and the culture surrounding it. Tickets start at $8 and the museum is open 10 am-6 pm. There is also a beautiful shop attached to the museum with a variety of gifts, candles, and more! Featured on 3WishesTravelBlog.com
Written 19 January 2022
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Dr. Mark Y
Richmond, VA199 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I hate to leave a bad review. "Nu'Arleans Nate" was a great guide for the Voodoo museum, BUT it was a total rip off in terms of the walking tour and the fact that they clearly advertised that the tour included "touring the cemetery." The company knew and knows that they are not providing cemetery access, yet they certainly advertised it was included AND they did not offer a refund or a reduction in our purchase price.

The museum is struggling to survive and even Nate said repeatedly that the "truth" has to be spoken, yet, false advertising is certainly lying.
Written 7 October 2022
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Cole S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The walking voodoo tour was unlike any other walking tour I have every been on. Extremely informative and the delivery of the information was exciting, dynamic, and at times hilarious. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn history with a different twist and delivery than other history tours.
Written 13 February 2022
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manue_17
London, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We did the Voodoo Tour expecting to at least learn something. All I've learnt is that this was 1h45min in my life I will never get back (and $36 id rather spend on anything else thN this). It was awful, the museum is basically 2 rooms and looks like it's been put together by a hoarder, the tour itself was a collection of random facts, very difficult to follow given our guide kept jumping from one story to the next. Not helped by the fact that once we'd finally exited the (far too hot and crammed) museum, we got drenched by the torrential weather!
In other words - avoid at all costs, and go to the pub instead if you're not sure how to spend your time in New Orleans!
Written 12 October 2023
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RachelS1689
Pittsburgh, PA201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
It's small (only two rooms and a hallway, really) but they fit a lot into it. If you stop to look at every artifact and read every description you could be there for an hour or more.
I preferred it to the Museum of Death, so if you only have time to do one of them I would recommend the Voodoo Museum.
Written 31 March 2022
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JDVS
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We had a fantastic tour with Mr. Nate Scott. Tour started at the museum and then went through many areas of the Quarter. Our guide was kind and personable answering all of our questions. Overall we had a great experience and I would recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the history of voodoo in New Orleans.
Written 15 November 2020
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