Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo in New Orleans - New Orleans Voodoo Tour

The 10 Best Voodoo Tours in New Orleans

If you are visiting New Orleans and want to learn the history and lore behind New Orleans Voodoo, you must take a New Orleans Voodoo Tour.

Many tours that cover voodoo history may also cover ghosts, vampires and more. Other tours are guided by real Voodoo Priestesses and Priests. So keep reading if you are searching for the best New Orleans Voodoo tours for your visit to the Big Easy.

Please note if your tour includes a cemetery, entrance to cemeteries may be closed until further notice. Some tours are modified to include other areas of New Orleans to make up for cemetery closure. All of these tours are still 100% worth going on if you want to learn the history of Voodoo in New Orleans.

The 10 Best New Orleans Voodoo Tours

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Hottest Hell Tours

The Adults Only Voodoo History Guided Walking Tour by Hottest Hell Tours is the best New Orleans Voodoo Tour.

This tour takes you to St Louis Cemetery No 1. on Basin Street (no cemetery entrance on this tour, but check out the Best Cemetery Tours in New Orleans for entry into the cemetery), where you will hear about the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. In addition, you will learn about the history of Voodoo and the difference between Haitian Voodoo, New Orleans Voodoo and Hoodoo.

You will visit several sacred grounds where voodoo rituals and ceremonies have taken place. You will also stop by Dauphine Street and learn the truth behind Voodoo dolls.

The tour guide, Doug, is an incredible storyteller. He really knows his New Orleans Voodoo history and presents it enjoyably. He is super charismatic and has great energy. This tour is so well done as it is well researched, and the Voodoo history is accurate.

This is by far the best Voodoo Tour in New Orleans. If you are really interested in learning about New Orleans Voodoo history, you must take this tour.

Hottest Hell Tours also does a really terrifying Adults Only tour called New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo & Vampires.

Book here: Adults Only Voodoo History Guided Walking Tour by Hottest Hell Tours

What you need to know

  • Face masks are required for staff and guests (face masks are provided if needed)
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • This tour will have a maximum of 20 guests
  • This tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment
  • Tour might be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.

Witches Brew Tours LLC

Witches Brew Tours offers some of the best Voodoo Tours in New Orleans. With several incredible tours, picking one of Witches Brews tours can be difficult. However, they have three incredible voodoo-related tours that I highly recommend.

I recommend going on the New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour. This tour takes you through the French Quarter, taking you to some of the most haunted locations. It is more than just a ghost tour, though, as they talk about the history of voodoo in New Orleans.

You will pass by the legendary Voodoo Authentica, which has been crafting handmade voodoo dolls and gris-gris bags since the 1990s. Here you will hear all about how voodoo came to New Orleans and how it is practiced now.

This tour is more than just a voodoo tour. It features haunted sites, vampire history and medical history. They also feature an Adults Only Ghost, Voodoo Vampire & Horror Tour if you want to hear more macabre, dark history in New Orleans.

If ghost tours really are not your thing, they have other tours that feature voodoo history, such as their New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour.

Book here: New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

What you need to know

  • Face masks are required for staff and guests
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • The tour will have a maximum of 28 guests
  • This tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment
  • Tour might be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.

New Orleans Ghost Adventures Tour

If you want to hear the history of Voodoo and take a cemetery tour, you must go on New Orleans Ghost Adventures New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery Tour.

The guide? A Voodoo historian who will teach you the ins and outs of New Orleans Voodoo. You will get to visit a Voodoo Museum, tour through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and visit the neighbourhood of Treme.

Please double-check before booking this tour that the cemeteries are open. Usually, this tour goes into the cemeteries, but they may be closed, and you will hear the tales from outside of the gates. It is still a fantastic tour, though!

Book here: New Orleans Ghost Adventures New Orleans History of Voodoo and Cemetery Tour

What you need to know

  • Be sure to check to see if cemeteries & Voodoo Museum are open to the public before booking!
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • This tour may be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.

Historic New Orleans Tours

The St. Louis Cemetery No.1, No. 2 and Voodoo Tour is one of the best Voodoo Tours in New Orleans for history lovers. This two-hour walking tour takes you through two of New Orleans’s oldest cemeteries.

Your tour guide is a local historian and an author who will dive deep into the history of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen and visit her grave to pay your respects.

You will also visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where you will learn about the origins of Voodoo and how modern-day practitioners practice Voodoo now.

Please note that some cemeteries may be closed until further notice. Be sure you double-check before booking to avoid disappointment. The tour is still worth going on, even if you have to stand outside the gates.

Book here: St. Louis Cemetery No.1, No. 2 and Voodoo Tour

What you need to know

  • Face masks are required for staff and guests (masks are provided)
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • This tour will have a maximum of 14 guests
  • The tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment
  • Tour might be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.

French Quarter New Orleans Tours

Want to discover the mystery behind some of New Orleans’s most prominent cemeteries and learn about Voodoo at the same time? You should take the New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Mystery Stroll.

This tour talks about the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and the mystery behind Voodoo practices. While visiting her grave, you will learn all about the above-ground tombs that line the paths inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Book here: New Orleans Cemetery and Voodoo Mystery Stroll

What you need to know

  • Face masks are required for staff and guests.
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • The tour might be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.

Bloody Mary’s Tours

Want to go on one of the best Voodoo Tours in New Orleans? You have to take Bloody Mary’s Ghost Hunting Tour + French Quarter Supernatural: Ghost, Voodoo + Paranormal tour.

The tour is guided by a real Voodoo Priest or Priestess, meaning they study modern-day Voodoo. Next, you will be taken to the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, where Bloody Mary began her Voodoo practice.

While you will learn a lot about present-day Voodoo and learn about the history of Voodoo in New Orleans, this tour also dabbles in ghost hunting and the paranormal in New Orleans. So if you want to learn about Voodoo and the supernatural, this tour is for you.

Book here: Bloody Mary’s Ghost Hunting Tour + French Quarter Supernatural: Ghost, Voodoo + Paranormal tour

What you need to know

  • You will have access to Bloody Mary’s Haunted Museum
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • This tour will have a maximum of 16 guests
  • The tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment

Haunted History Tours

New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour takes you to real voodoo altars in New Orleans. The 1 ½ hour tour teaches you about Voodoo culture and Voodoo practices that are over 100 years old.

The tour starts at Rev. Zombie’s Voodoo Shop and takes you to Bourbon Street to dispel myths about Voodoo and takes you to the Voodoo altars on Royal Street.

While all of the tour guides are fantastic, Brie is my favourite tour guide as she knows her history and has personal stories that she shares during the tour.

If you want to know everything there is to know about Voodoo; the New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour is one of the best Voodoo tours in New Orleans.

Book here: New Orleans Voodoo History Walking Tour

What you need to know

  • The tour will have a maximum of 28 guests
  • Tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment

Livery Tours

Looking for a Voodoo and Cemetery Walking Tour? Livery Tours New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Walking Tour will be right up your alley.

This tour takes you to Jackson Square, Louis Armstrong Park, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and St. Louis Cathedral. You will learn the truth behind the connection between Voodoo and Catholicism and how African Tribal Spirituality blends them.

This tour also takes you to Louis Armstrong Park, where you will hear about jazz history and how it made New Orleans what it is today.

Book here: Livery Tours New Orleans Voodoo and Cemetery Walking Tour

What you need to know

  • This tour will have a maximum of 7 guests
  • Face masks are required for staff and guests.
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • The tour might be modified if cemetery access is unavailable.
  • Tour books up fast, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment

Latin Tours

Latin Tours Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour takes you to the Marie Laveau House of Voodoo and the Marie Laveau’s apartments. You will learn where she lived and how involved she was in New Orleans Voodoo.

This tour is also a ghost and vampire tour, so in addition to learning about the history of Voodoo, you will hear stories about haunted sites and the undead Casket Girls of New Orleans.

This tour is also offered in Spanish! All of the tour guides are fluent in English and Spanish. As far as I know, it is the only multilingual tour available in New Orleans.

Book here: Latin Tours Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour

What you need to know

  • The tour will have a maximum of 28 guests
  • This tour is available in English and Spanish

French Quarter Phantoms LLC

Do you want to visit the original spot where Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, lived? French Quarter Phantom’s New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour will teach you about the legacy Marie left behind in the world of New Orleans Voodoo.

This is a fantastic tour that takes you to Congo Square to tell you about the early history of Voodoo in New Orleans. You will also make a stop at the Voodoo Cultural Center and Collection, known as Voodoo Authentica.

The tour guides are hilarious and wonderful at telling you the real history of New Orleans Voodoo.

What makes this one of the best Voodoo tours in New Orleans? First, you will get a wristband that will get you a souvenir cup and all-day 2-for-1 Hurricane drinks at the Voodoo Lounge! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Book here: French Quarter Phantom’s New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

What you need to know

  • The tour will have a maximum of 20 guests
  • Hand sanitizer is available for guests and staff.
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
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