history walk

NOLA Cemetery Tour with Voodoo Intro

NOLA Cemetery Tour with Voodoo Intro

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I began Historic New Orleans Tours in 1995 out of my passion for this city's enchanting history. I've written books and founded a cemetery preservation group. I regularly show travel writers the city and have been featured on the History Channel and many other international travel programs. I and the city's best guides, including scholars, educators, actors and musicians, look forward to…
Rob And Helene
Rob And Helene
Rob And Helene
Rob And Helene

What we’ll do

After an explanation of New Orleans burial customs, we give a brief overview of Voodoo, featuring Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb, exploring the realities and myths of this curious phenomenon. Learn about its ancient West African religious basis and the crossovers it made with Roman Catholicism in slave-holding colonies. From chess champion Paul Morphy to civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, and…

What else you should know

This tour runs rain or shine! We will be walking on flat terrain for under a mile, so please make sure you are dressed comfortably and are hydrated for the tour. Please bring an umbrella if needed.

What I’ll provide

Hand-held paper fans
A small fan to keep you a bit cooler during the summer months.

What to bring

Consider bringing an umbrella to protect from heat or rain
bottled water to stay hydrated
comfortable shoes and clothing for the experience

Rob And Helene
history walk
£20 per person
£20 per person