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Garden District

Join Free Tours by Foot on our Garden District Tour as we stroll the leafy, magnolia-shaded streets of the Garden District and a city of the dead, Lafayette Cemetery #1. This walking tour is not just mansions and manicured gardens, but stories of legends, tragedy, epidemics, lost causes, movie stars, celebrity chefs, and haunted spirits.
Schedule: Daily
Start Time: 130pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Garden District Highlights

  • Colonel Short's Villa
  • Briggs-Staub House
  • Commander's Palace Restaurant
  • Toby's Corner
  • Manning House
  • Brevard-Mahat-Rice House
  • Rosegate
  • Payne-Strachan House
  • Lafayette Cemetery*
  • and much more...

French Quarter Food & History Tour

Attention Foodies: Our French Quarter Food Tour combines sightseeing with food sampling. Learn about New Orleans unique food identity and much more.

French Quarter

Visit historic New Orleans on this French Quarter Walking Tour. Tour operates on a pay-what-you-like basis, meaning all can enjoy no matter what one's budget
Schedule: Thurs - Sun
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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French Quarter Highlights

Ghost Tour

Be prepared to be scared on this New Orleans ghost tour by Free Tours by Foot. The French Quarter has rascals both dead and we'll show you them all.
Schedule: Daily
Start Time: 7:30pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 1.5 Hours

Voodoo Tour

This post provides details for our Voodoo walking tours, including where and when they start, sites that we visit or see, and other related content.
Schedule: Thurs - Mon
Start Time: 10am and 3pm
Tour Language: English
Duration: 1.5 Hours
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Voodoo Tour Highlights

  • Congo Square
  • Slavery and the Code Noir in colonial New Orleans
  • The Haitian Rebellions
  • Marie Laveau, the “Voodoo Queen of New Orleans” *
  • New Orleans Cemeteries and the Spirits of the Dead
  • Voodoo Dolls, Vevers, and Gris-Gris Bags
  • Saint John’s Eve and other Voodoo holidays
  • Depictions of Voodoo in Hollywood popular culture
  • Depictions of Voodoo in New Orleans culture
  • The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
  • Madame John’s Legacy
  • Voodoo Authentica and other modern temples
  • And much more.


Treme’ is the oldest continuously occupied black neighborhood in the United States. It is the soul of the city and the keeper of our heritage. Jazz was born here, out of the drumming circles of Congo Square, where enslaved people danced the Calinda and Bamboula while whites watched. Treme’ is the call of Black Indians, […]
Schedule: Sat & Sun
Start Time: 10am
Tour Language: English
Duration: 2 Hours
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Treme Highlights

  • New Orleans' role in the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Saint Augustine Church
  • Backstreet Cultural Museum and Skull and Bone Gangs
  • Storyvillle
  • Jazz, rock and roll, and bounce music
  • Congo Square
  • Slavery in the colony and U.S. city and what happened after the American Civil War
  • The lives of New Orleans' free people of color
  • Mardi Gras Indians

Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, offering name-your-own-price New Orleans walking tours, including ghost, cemetery, and food tours.

Everyone should be permitted to take a guided tour for a price they feel it was worth or what they could afford - even free! 

And in this time of pandemics, we've also created a slate of free video tours, condensed versions of our live guided tours that you can enjoy anywhere and anytime.

Condensed video tour of the Garden District

Be sure to check out our tour calendar to see which public tours are offered while you are in town or read the walking tour descriptions.

Likewise, we are also offering discounted private tour options. You can contact us for a quote or take a look at our book now page.

Pay-what-you-like tours are tours for every budget.

New Orleans Cocktail Tour


You could browse the tours that we have by clicking the links below, by scrolling our public calendar.

Or, you could simply go to our booking page to see what we have available and to book now. 

We have over 4000 reviews with a rating of 5 out of 5 stars

We are so well-reviewed, that TripAdvisor seems to hide us from you (probably because we don't pay commissions). Read the reviews for yourself.  

Excellent4.9 Based on 1702 reviews from review us onKyleKyle ★★★★★ Priest Robi and the Voodoo tour was fantastic.Sherita B.Sherita B. ★★★★★ We went on the Voodoo tour, and it was not at all what I expected. Instead of the normal hoopla and folklore, it was a true history lesson based on facts not fiction. This was one of the best and MOST informative tours I have EVER been on, and Sandy was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!! She has a plethora of knowledge, and is an absolute delight!! I HIGHLY recommend anyone (who wants factual information) take this tour with Sandy.Hayley F.Hayley F. ★★★★★ Sandy was hilarious and knowledgeable. She answered all the questions well. Very enjoyable and informative.Lucia W.Lucia W. ★★★★★ Robi was beyond amazing! His knowledge, personality and genuine love of all people is obvious. I wish I could hang with him for a long while, and would enjoy “picking his brain” on all the interesting facets of his experiences. VERY highly recommend!Tina T.Tina T. ★★★★★ I love their videos on you tube. We recently visited New Orleans, unfortunately some mobility issues prevented me from doing a tour by foot with them, but the videos were invaluable to helping plan the trip. The guides are knowledgeable and fun.TanTan ★★★★★ I did the voodoo tour with Robi, and im not even kidding, he was the sweetest, most pleasant person ive met in a long time.The tour was amazing. I got to ask so many questions, and he was very open minded, and full of energy.Luis G.Luis G. ★★★★★ Sandy was great and the tour was amazing!! Definitely worth it!!Eglė S.Eglė S. ★★★★★ Amazing Vodou tour, guided by priest Robi. Super interesting, super informative, super fun.Lin M.Lin M. ★★★★★ Today we did the Voodoo tour with Robbie. An absolute must do.Informative, humorous and it was just wonderful to learn all aspects of Voodoo culture as well as dispelling the inaccuracies.We came away enlightened, calmer and filled with joy.Alexandria F.Alexandria F. ★★★★★ Take this tour if you’re visiting New Orleans!Our guide Sandy was funny, smart, friendly, and engaging. I’ve taken this tour in the past and learned so many additional things with Sandy. I also appreciated that she was very considerate and conscious of passersby and businesses and always made sure we weren’t blocking anyone.Thanks again Sandy!Deb D.Deb D. ★★★★★ Sandy was a phenomenal tour guide! Fun, funny, informative and just plain awesome! The tour was so interesting and the history was discussed beautifully. I definitely finished the tour with a great understanding of the history of Voodoo and to be honest, a new love of the true meaning of the Voodoo religion. 5 stars! 100% recommended. If you do this tour, hope you get Sandy as your guide. You won’t be disappointed.Richard D.Richard D. ★★★★★ We did the voodoo tour yesterday with Sandy. What a fantastic experience! Sandy was so knowledgeable and funny. We learned so much and was not what I expected. I would highly recommend!!Cornelia V.Cornelia V. ★★★★★ Very interesting tour about the “voodoo” religion!William S.William S. ★★★★★ Sandy had Excellent knowledge and loved her personality! Lovesbtge tour and highly recommended!Melanie F.Melanie F. ★★★★★ We booked the 10am French Quarter Tour at Nov10. Sandy has been a wonderful tour guide. So much knowledge and the presentation at the various stations have been very entertaining and very easy to understand. It was a pleasure to listen to the short lessons. Highly recommend this company - and especially Sandy.Iain P.Iain P. ★★★★★ Excellent French Quarter tour with Sandy! Really informative and FUN! Sandy has a great sense of humour! Highly recommendedPaul O.Paul O. ★★★★★ I took the Free Tours By Foot - Voodoo Tour on Monday 11/6, 3pm. Our tour guide was High Priest Robi and he was The BEST!!I came into the tour not knowing much about Voodoo at all. Robi gave us an honest, intimate and down to earth look at what Voodoo really is, its essence and what the religion means to his family. The historical context of New Orleans and the journey of Voodoo from Africa to various parts of the world via slavery was fascinating! High Priest Robi was kind, knowledgeable, entertaining and funny too! I highly recommend this tour…one of the highlights of my trip to New Orleans!!!Ashley O.Ashley O. ★★★★★ Dam good tour with High Priest Robbi Very thought provoking, not for ppl who are easily offended!Kathryn A.Kathryn A. ★★★★★ We did the food tour with Kayla and loved it. Kayla was very knowledgeable about New Orleans and the history of local food dishes. She also provides a list of restaurants which we are looking forward to trying in our own time. Would recommend!Pippa S.Pippa S. ★★★★☆ We did the food tour and Kayla was great - very knowledgable and passionate about food. She told us loads of info and kept us well entertained. It would have been good if we could have tried / gone to more food places - with such a big group that would have been hard. We waited 30 mins at Johnny Po’Boys which wasn’t actually the greatest place (dirty & slow service). Sweet Saint ice cream was the highlight. I’d recommend Katie & the tour for an overview, but if you’re a true foodie you’ll probably not see as much as you’d like.ChandiChandi ★★★★★ Sandy led an informative, interesting tour and explained so much about the roots of voodoo. It was not what I expected, in a great way!Bobby W.Bobby W. ★★★★★ Sandy was amazing!! We learned so much and she was so witty! Highly recommend getting a tour by Sandy!Vicky M.Vicky M. ★★★★★ Daniel was a great guide! Super informative and fun, highly recommend!js_loader

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Don't see what you're looking for, or has the tour you're looking for already sold out?

Then consider a private tour with us. We offer reasonably priced private tours, including many of our signature tours and some other specialties as well.

Or take a look at our video and GPS audio tours.


New Orleans is a top destination for ghost and voodoo tours and we are proud to offer the city's highest-rated tours.  

We offer our French Quarter Ghost Tour daily, sometimes 2x every day.  

Hear tales that will send a chill up your spine and find out what really happened when you take one of these awesome ghost tours!

Our Voodoo Tour runs daily (with the exception of Tuesdays) and runs 2x a day several times a week.  

Let us help you uncover the mysteries and secrets of this misunderstood religion and learn about the role that it's played in this city's history.

Check out the calendar above or head to our booking page to see what is available.  

And if our tours are booked out, or if our schedule doesn't work for you, then be sure to take a look at our review of other ghost and voodoo as well as vampire tours available to you.


This city is famous for its cemeteries, which for most visitors to New Orleans are unique and exotic. 

There are over 50 cemeteries in New Orleans that have all or most of the graves above ground, but there is really just a handful that is reasonably reachable for most tourists.

Read our guide to cemetery tours in the city as well as our post on visiting cemeteries on a night tour.

We offer pay-what-you-like tours that visit 3 of them.

Get some background on tomb styles and burial practices with our Guide to New Orleans Cemeteries.  


Unfortunately, it's not possible to offer pay-what-you-like tours of the swamps and plantations surrounding New Orleans.

Believe us, we tried. There are transportation and entry costs that make it impossible.  

However, there are some really excellent and well-reviewed companies offering swamp and plantation tours.

Some offer tickets that combine swamp and plantation as well as bus and boat tours.  

We have put together posts that compare both plantation and swamp tour companies to help you choose the best for you.

New Orleans Tours


There are a lot of ways to explore New Orleans and the surrounding areas - swamp tours to bus tours. Find out about all of them here:

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