Cemetery and Voodoo Walking Tour
Get ready for a New Orleans tour like no other with Gray Line's Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour. Gray Line is the same company behind Steamboat Natchez Cruises, so you know this is going to be good!
This tour includes admission to St. Louis Cemetery #1, a normally closed-to-the-public area, plus round-trip transportation and an authentic gris-gris souvenir bag at the end of your tour. Not familiar with the term gris-gris? Don't worry, you will be afterward!
St. Louis Cemetery #1 is famous for many reasons, including it being the site of the film Easy Rider, the home of iconic historical figures such as Marie Laveau, and the history it holds for New Orleans in general. Walkthrough the cemetery with Gray Line and hear tales of the famous and infamous people buried within, learn the evolution of the Voodoo religion, which is still practiced today, and the role it played in making the city you see today, and learn about the unique above-ground burial customs and tombs of societies. The cemetery was first opened in 1789, holding more history than you can imagine within.
A favorite informational tidbit during the tour is always the tales of Marie Laveau, whose tomb you will visit as you hear about her role as the 'Voodoo Queen of New Orleans'.
Your tour will last 2 hours total and you will meet at the Gray Line Lighthouse in the French Quarter to begin (at the Steamboat Natchez dock).