Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 22 per person

Explore New Orleans' French Quarter with a licensed guide. Learn about the city's history and Voodoo past. Visit historical sites and points of interest including Congo Square, Jackson Square, and the former home of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear about the early history of voodoo, the slave trade, and indigenous peoples of New Orleans
  • See the former home of the infamous Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau
  • Pass historical sites at every turn and marvel at the city's amazing architecture
  • Walk through Jackson Square and learn about the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytère, and the Cabildo
Full description
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.
  • Licensed guide
  • For participants 21 years old and up, the tour wristband offers a souvenir cup and all-day 2-for-1 Hurricane drinks at The Voodoo Lounge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point about 10 - 15 minutes early to check in with the guide.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This activity will take place rain or shine
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • There is a bathroom break during the tour
Customer reviews

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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.

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January 5, 2022

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

May 31, 2022

May 22, 2022

Product ID: 399144