This two-hour walking tour, led by a highly trained historian tour guide, is an essential immersion into New Orleans culture. Major stops and content include: History of Voodoo, Jackson Square, Armstrong Park, Congo Square, St. Louis Cemetery #1, Marie Laveau’s tomb, Voodoo Cultural site or establishment. This tour branches beyond New Orleans' colonial history, delving into the continued development of New Orleans culture into the 19th and 20th century. Learn about the development of Voodoo and its practitioners’ blending of African tribal spirituality, Catholicism, and magical beliefs as you stroll the city’s oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jackson Square, New Orleans, LouisianaLearn about the development of Voodoo and its practitioners’ blending of African tribal spirituality, Catholicism, and magical beliefs as you stroll the city’s oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, LouisianaDiscover the origins of Jazz music and then uncover the brutal realities of America’s largest slave rebellion as you trace our culture through Louis Armstrong Park and Congo Square. Discover our Afro-Caribbean influences that closer resemble Cuba and Haiti than the American South.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LouisianaThis tour includes a tour of St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans' oldest above ground cemetery, dating back to 1789. Learn about creepy crypts, some crumbling but others still displaying polished stone etched with the names of some of our most famous citizens including French Creole nobleman Bernard de Marigny and the 19th Civil Rights activist Homer Plessy. Of course, no Voodoo tour is complete without a visit to New Orleans' most famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Learn about her amazing life as you pay homage at her final resting place.Duration: 1 hour