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Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour

by Gray Line New Orleans Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $27

Travel back in time to the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing lore that shaped New Orleans' mystical identity. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about unique Creole burial customs.

The adventure begins just 8 blocks from the Mississippi River, at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in New Orleans and the final resting place of some of the Crescent City's most famous (and infamous) residents. Learn the true stories behind historical figures like high priestess Marie Laveau, the renowned Voodoo queen of New Orleans.

As you walk among the tombs, discover the significance behind the Creole tradition of above-ground burials, and find out the strange and curious origins of terms like "saved by the bell" and "graveyard shift." At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you with a gris-gris, a souvenir bag inspired by the traditional amulets and charms of New Orleans' Voodoo practitioners.

Travel back in time to the late 1700s and delve into the intriguing lore that shaped New Orleans' mystical identity. Licensed tour guides help you explore cemetery haunts like the tomb of Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and teach you about unique Creole burial customs.

The adventure begins just 8 blocks from the Mississippi River, at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1—the oldest Roman Catholic cemetery in New Orleans and the final resting place of some of the Crescent City's most famous (and infamous) residents. Learn the true stories behind historical figures like high priestess Marie Laveau, the renowned Voodoo queen of New Orleans.

As you walk among the tombs, discover the significance behind the Creole tradition of above-ground burials, and find out the strange and curious origins of terms like "saved by the bell" and "graveyard shift." At the end of your tour, your guide leaves you with a gris-gris, a souvenir bag inspired by the traditional amulets and charms of New Orleans' Voodoo practitioners.

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1:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$27

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It only takes 2 minutes

9:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$27

Total price is $27, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour

Activity Location

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St

New Orleans

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office

    400 Toulouse St

    New Orleans 70130


Highlights

  • Walking tour of New Orleans' oldest above-ground cemetery

  • Professional guide to share intriguing facts & odd legends

  • Insight into unique Creole custom of above-ground burials

  • Souvenir gris-gris bag & facts about Voodoo in New Orleans

  • Tombs of famous figures like high priestess Marie Laveau


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

  • Souvenir gris-gris (charm) bag

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • The vehicle used to travel from the meeting point to the cemetery is equipped for wheelchair storage; please notify the tour operator after booking if you will have a wheelchair.

  • At least 10 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

4/5 Oct 31, 2018

It was a great tour. Charlie was a great guide. It was not a voodoo tour. He touched on voodoo barely but ultimately it was just a cemetery tour. It was a great tour. We’d do it again.

Joshua C

United States

5/5 Oct 09, 2018

Loved the history and culture presented during this tour. Our guide was a native and well informed, knowledgeable and very interesting. Everyone should take this tour ! One suggestion would be to have the disposable rain ponchos ($2 to $3 each) available for purchase by the visitors on the tour so that in the event of rain, guests can remain comfortable and somewhat dry. .

3/5 Oct 05, 2018

This is just a tour of cemetary no.1 if you hope to have more stops or voodoo stories this tour isn’t for you. It did give you information about the cemetary as a whole which was nice.