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New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

1. New Orleans: 2-Hour French Quarter History and Voodoo Tour

Follow your licensed guide, a master storyteller, through New Orleans' French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood's interesting past and travel through its adventurous history as you discover what makes the French Quarter one of the most unique and friendliest places in the United States. Meet your guide and begin touring at Congo Square where you'll learn about the history of voodoo, the slave trade, and the indigenous peoples of New Orleans. Hear the story of the infamous Voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, and visit the site of her former home. Afterward, stop at the historic Supreme Court building for tales about Louisiana politicians and court cases such as Huey P. Long, Edwin Edwards, and Plessy vs. Fergusson. During your tour learn about the city's music, food, architecture, culture, literary history, and Bourbon Street. Your tour ends at Jackson Square where you can admire even more of the city's architecture and see St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytère, and the Cabildo.

New Orleans: Voodoo Legends, Vampires & Magic Walking Tour

2. New Orleans: Voodoo Legends, Vampires & Magic Walking Tour

Voodoo, vampires, and ghosts have drawn tourists to New Orleans for decades, but few people know the true history behind them. Join a seasoned local guide for a thrilling, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the famous voodoo shops, vampire cafés, and haunted corners of the French Quarter. You’ll begin your journey at Congo Square, where West Africans performed dances to appease the voodoo spirits, before heading to Bloody Mary’s for a grim tale of murder and betrayal. Did you know New Orleans is home to real, practicing vampires? You’ll visit their favorite meeting spot, Boutique du Vampyre, and learn how they quench their thirst for blood without violence. Along the way, your guide will point out bonus stops, suggested restaurants, and interesting tidbits that will make you feel like a local! You can even head home with a genuine, blessed gris-gris bag from Voodoo Authentica (we could all use a little luck). Dive into the fascinating world of the occult. If you aren’t a believer yet, you will be.

New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

3. New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

Listen as your guide tells you all about the wild history of New Orleans. Be transported through time as your experienced storyteller paints a detailed picture of what life was like during different eras of French Quarter history. Hear about how Yellow Fever took a toll on the city. Let your guide regale you with the story of the famous Jackson Square and the establishment of La Nouvelle Orleans. Become enlightened about how enslaved people lived and their impact on religion and culture. Discuss what makes the architecture so incredibly unique. Cover the historical red light district to the earliest notes of sweet jazz. Laugh and cry as you grapple with all that New Orleans has gone through to get where it is today. Take an adventure through the real, gritty history of New Orleans.

New Orleans: Real Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Ghost Tour

4. New Orleans: Real Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Ghost Tour

Explore the French Quarter with a local occult researcher and Voodoo practitioner, who will walk you through the dark and fascinating history of Louisiana's most magical and deadly city, and learn about how Voodoo and Witchcraft have shaped New Orleans since it's founding. You'll get to take a stab at photographing one of the French Quarter's most famous ghosts, see the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (the most haunted house in New Orleans) up close, and visit a real temple where rituals are performed regularly... See sights along the way like Muriel's Jackson Square, New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral, Voodoo Authentica, and Lalaurie Mansion. Your experience will end in one of the French Quarter's beautiful hidden courtyards, where you'll be able to participate in casting a powerful group spell!

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What people are saying about Voodoo Authentica

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Our tour with Justin was incredible! It ended up being a private tour since we were the only ones that booked the slot, but that made the experience memorable. Justin is extremely knowledgeable of New Orleans history and culture and gave great tips as a local. He even went out of his way to take us to requested sites. A highlight of our trip! Highly recommended. We wish that we could have done additional tours with this company if there was enough time for our visit.

Our guide Mike was knowledgeable and worked around the weather pretty well. He knew his stuff and we could hear him clearly. We learned lots about New Orleans!

Jeremiah was an amazing guide! Very informative and fun. I highly recommend this tour.

Fun little tour that helps get the lay of the land if you are new to New Orleans!