Learn about the fascinating history of Voodoo in New Orleans
This tour branches beyond our 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. Discover 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
Think you know what Voodoo is all about? Au Contraire – think again! Your tour guide will take you beyond the Hollywood mythology and into the realities of the mystical realm of spirits and blessings, gris-gris and symbols, drum and candle. Walk in the footstep of the great Marie Laveau and Doctor Jean of the nineteenth century and Chicken Man of the twentieth to see where these Voodoo practitioners cast their shadows and left their marks on a city that, even today, beats the drum and pays homage to the serpent.