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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.

Free Tours by Foot's voodoo tour of the French Quarter is the city's most unique experience, often led by an actual voodoo priest.

Shrouded in mystery and secrecy – and often misrepresented by vampires and nefarious ceremonies in Hollywood depictions – Voodoo has long held reign in New Orleans legends, myths, and history.  

Free Tours by Foot - New Orleans Walking ToursExcellentFree Tours by Foot - New Orleans Walking Tours4.9 Based on 1850 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onOlivia L.Olivia L. ★★★★★ I really enjoyed the voodoo tour! Our guide was Sandy and she was super knowledgeable and cool. I really appreciated that she wanted us to learn the real history of voodoo and not the touristy tropes. This is a great way to learn more about the quarter than just the bars and gift shops and I totally recommend making time for this tour on your trip.Lisa C.Lisa C. ★★★★★ Visiting from the UK, we found free tours by foot whilst researching New Orleans online. After watching videos on YouTube we decided to give them a go, and we're so pleased we did. We booked onto a voodoo tour with high priest Robi, not only is he a practising voodoo priest he is a historian who is very passionate about passing on his culture, history and family ties with the religion. The tour was so informative and fun, dispelling any hollywood myths we have been led to believe. This is right up there as one of my favourite experiences of our holiday. Thank you to free tours by foot, and thank you to high priest Robi, we left the tour carrying all your love and warmth with us.Michelle B.Michelle B. ★★★★★ Sandy was our tour guide for the voodoo tour and we thoroughly enjoyed her knowledge and comedy! Although we didn't have the typical tour guide (Priest Roby) we didn't feel like we were missing out in the slightest. We learned so much and it gave us an insight and appreciation for the history and culture of the city.Candice D.Candice D. ★★★★★ We did the voodoo tour which was all about the history of voodoo. It was very interesting and debunks a lot of Hollywood tropes.js_loader

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Spirituality has been hidden among the slaves of the 1700s, popularized and commercialized by the famous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in the nineteenth century.

And still functions as an alternative religion in the modern-day city.  

But how do you separate the facts from so much fiction, rumors, and superstitions?

How do you separate the theatrics of a ghost tour from the real thing?

Join Free Tours by Foot on our New Orleans Voodoo Tour as we seek to illuminate one of New Orleans’ most unique subcultures.

And, in the video below, Priest Robi, Sandy, and Andrew, all tour guides with Free Tours by Foot, discuss the myths and legend of Marie Laveau.

From its roots in West Africa to the modern-day temples inside the French Quarter, we will explore the history, culture, and beliefs of both historic and current practitioners.

This tour will also skirt the borders of the Treme neighborhood.


TOUR DESCRIPTION

Along the way, our guides will explain the truth behind the more popular superstitions and the meaning of some of the stranger rituals.  

The tour ends with a stop inside a Voodoo temple and a chance to pick up some New Orleans “gris-gris” to take home!

Sights, people, and topics we cover on the New Orleans Voodoo Tour include:

  • 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.

*This tour does not visit St. Louis #1 Cemetery. Due to new security regulations put in place by the Archdiocese of New Orleans pilgrimages and offerings to Marie Laveau's tomb are discouraged.


Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 6 or more persons should visit our group inquiry page.

When: 10 am Wednesdays thru Sundays. 11 am Thursdays thru Sundays. View our full tour calendar

Where: The Archway to Armstrong Park - 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours.  Approximately 1 mile in length.

Cost:  name-your-own-price tourGroups of 6-9 must prepay $10/person. Groups of 10 or more must organize a private tour and can read about our options for groups.


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