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New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour

3.8 (60)
New Orleans, US

New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour

3.8 (60)
New Orleans, US
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the enchanting world of Voodoo with the New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour. This captivating 90-minute journey takes you on a mesmerizing exploration of the true Voodoo culture in New Orleans, dispelling the Hollywood myths that surround it. Prepare to be amazed as you wander through historical landmarks, such as Bourbon Street and Royal Street, where the tales of Old New Orleans come to life. Discover the haunting secrets of the oldest ballroom in the city, said to be haunted by a dancing girl. And don't miss the opportunity to visit Congo Square, the birthplace of New Orleans, and hear fascinating stories of the renowned Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. Be sure to join this extraordinary tour for an unforgettable and truly immersive experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the mysterious world of Voodoo
  • Dispelling Hollywood myths and stigma
  • Learn about the tales of Old New Orleans
  • Visit the haunted Orleans Ballroom
  • Discover the birthplace of New Orleans and Marie Laveau
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Escape into the mystical world of Voodoo on the exhilarating New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour. This captivating 90-minute tour takes you through the enchanting streets of New Orleans, unravelling the truths behind the mesmerizing tales of Voodoo. Delve deep into the magical realm and discover the rich history, rituals, and traditions of this ancient Afro-Caribbean religion. Leave behind the Hollywood myths and uncover the authentic essence of Voodoo in the heart of the Big Easy.

What to expect?

Prepare for an immersive journey through the realms of Voodoo, where you'll gain insights into its intriguing practices and beliefs. Over the course of 90 minutes, you'll explore noteworthy locations such as Bourbon Street, Royal Street, the haunted Orleans Ballroom, and the birthplace of New Orleans - Congo Square. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will regale you with captivating stories, transporting you back in time to an era when the city was consumed by hysteria. Uncover the secrets of renowned Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau and understand the true essence of this ancient religion.

Who is this for?

The New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour is a must-visit for curious minds, history enthusiasts, and those seeking to unlock the mysteries of Voodoo. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this tour caters to anyone intrigued by the allure of New Orleans' enigmatic past. Embrace the opportunity to delve into the layers of the city's rich cultural heritage, allowing yourself to be immersed in the captivating folklore and intriguing practices of Voodoo. The tour is designed for all individuals who appreciate history, legends, and an authentic peek into the spiritual fabric of New Orleans.

Why book this?

Embark on this one-of-a-kind tour and prepare to be bewitched by the allure of Voodoo. Unlike typical tourist experiences, this walking tour is a gateway to the hidden depths of New Orleans' history, carefully crafted to dispel the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding Voodoo. Led by expert guides with a profound understanding of the subject matter, you'll gain insider knowledge beyond what is merely depicted in movies or books. Invest in this captivating experience and unlock the cultural tapestry that weaves the story of New Orleans.

Good to know

When joining the New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour, remember to wear comfortable shoes as you roam the historic streets of the city. The tour departs from Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, nestled between Bourbon and Royal Streets. To make the most of your experience, be sure to arrive 20 minutes prior to the 7:30 pm departure time. This tour operates rain or shine, so come prepared for any weather conditions. Please note that while this tour is suitable for most ages, it is not recommended for younger children.


Those who have embarked on the New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour have consistently praised the informative and immersive nature of the experience. Travelers have expressed their gratitude for the knowledgeable guides and their ability to dispel myths surrounding Voodoo, providing an authentic and in-depth look into the religion's role in New Orleans' history. Visitors were enchanted by the tales of Marie Laveau and the haunting ambiance of the Orleans Ballroom. If you're looking to unravel the mysteries of Voodoo and explore the lesser-known aspects of New Orleans' mesmerizing past, this tour comes highly recommended by fellow adventurers.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop

This hour and half tour is offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm departing from Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop, between Bourbon and Royal Streets. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. The tour operates rain or shine. This tour is not recommended for younger children. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Bourbon Street

This educational, historical, walking tour which includes Bourbon Street, dispels the Hollywood myths and stigma surrounding the most misunderstood and fear religions in the world.

Royal Street

Hear the tales of Old New Orleans when a hysteria gripped the city for over one hundred years.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

The Orleans Ballroom at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is the oldest in New Orleans and is said to be haunted by a girl dancing.

Admission Not Included

Congo Square

(Pass by)

View the birthplace of New Orleans as you hear the stories of our most famous Voodoo, Marie Laveau



3.8 (60)


A HUGE disappointment. The guide (Toast) was hard to understand, rambled and went off on various tangents. We had hoped to learn about voodoo (e.g., history, practices/rituals, beliefs, current status, etc.) but came away with VERY little (if any!) relevant knowledge. My friend and I have been on numerous tours in various countries and this was the worst tour (by far) that we had ever been on. To make it worse, this was our last night in NOLA - what a waste!!!!

Michelle K

This was such a waste of money. Guide was so rude and talked way too fast. Would not recommend.spend your money on something worthwhile.


My tour guide (Chrissy) I think was wonderful. Prefect mix of educational and silly!! Will definitely have to bring my friends


We did the Voodoo tour with Toast. We didn’t know what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t cheesy or gimmicky. It was indeed an “academic” tour, and Toast was a font of information, not only about voodoo, but about NOLA architecture, history and culture. Very dynamic tour guide!


Bree was awesome. She was very personable and knowledgeable. I felt like she was a good friend. Highly recommend the voodoo tour.


We were blessed with a wonderful private Voodoo tour. Brie was amazing, She is a wealth of knowledge and very engaging. We couldn’t be happier. If Brie is your guide pay attention because she will educate you! Thank you! PS… Hollywood got it all wrong.


AMAZING! Bri was so knowledgeable and really made the tour so educational but so fun at the same time!


Absolutely terrible What a waster Don’t do it 10 minutes mediocre information dragged out into 2 hours Worst tour ever


Bree was an amazing guide and I highly recommend this tour if you're you are interested in knowing about true voodoo history.


The tour guide was fantastic! My friends and I had a lot of fun and Chrissy was very funny! We were all friends by the end of the tour.
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2024-04-12 20:46