New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

From $24.99 per person

Dive into the history and culture of New Orleans on a guided city walking tour of the French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park, and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. Discover the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau, and NOLA's voodoo traditions.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Experience the Creole culture of the Treme neighborhood
  • Learn about the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau
  • Hear about the burial practices of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built. Hear the history of a voodoo practitioner called Marie Laveau, and other important residents and stories from your expert guide.

Includes
  • Licensed guides
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide right outside Backatown Coffee Parlour.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • St. Louis No 1 Cemetary is temporarily closed due to Covid-19
    • The tour does not run on 24 and 25 December, Mardi Gras Day and Thanksgiving Day
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 828 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.5/5
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    Our guide was friendly and gave us some interesting facts, but we felt it was mostly advertising for things and places he recommended. We had already done a walking tour of the French Quarter so much of his information was not new to us. Furthermore, if I had known we couldn’t go into the Cemetery, I would not have booked the tour. Pretty much a disappointment for our group.

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    June 12, 2021

    We had an awesome tour with James as he narrated the history of New Orleans ( the good and the bad parts). He s passionate about the city you can tell and it’s always great to have a local narrator. The weather was perfect The city was very crowded though fir the long weekend and parking was a pain!

    May 31, 2021

    The tour was really good and we enjoyed it! It was no fault of the guide's, but due to COVID we did not get to experience a lot of the tour in perhaps the way it was originally intended. I would say a majority of the tour was the guide talking about his own life rather than talking about the history of the things at which we were looking.

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    March 31, 2021

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