Category: Attractions

Best Wedding Venues in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of America’s finest romantic cities, and the city offers an excellent historical setting for a wonderful wedding. Whether your affair is intimate or huge, there are many places to consider for your special day. The Big Easy is packed with places and locations that offer the finest wedding and reception facilities. Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding for 20 or a formal dinner reception for 400, your venue should provide the right atmosphere for your celebration. Here are the most ideal locations for a memorable wedding day:

– New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124, Phone: 504-488-2896
This park is famous for organizing magnificent wedding ceremonies in its charming New Orleans Botanical Garden. Friends and family members will enjoy the stunning plants, flowers and fountains throughout this natural environment. The park features vast swan-filled bayous and dozens of years old trees blanketed in moss. All these elements are paying homage to the city’s charm, and breezeways and outdoor dance floors can be found for a special tropical feeling. You will enjoy excellent catering, skilled staff and numerous services to choose from to make your day most special.

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What you should know about New Orleans Plantation Tours

South Louisiana is famous for its beautiful historic antebellum architecture and you can find numerous plantation houses within an hours drive from New Orleans. The architectural mastery and elegance of these residences is spectacular, but the stories that accompany these estates are even more impressive. If you go on a plantation tour you will hear the stories about these homes and the famous families that built them. Discover the rich historical past and you’ll feel like you’re walking out of normal life and into a storybook.

The following Louisiana Tour Companies offer Plantation Tours:

New Orleans Plantation Tours

Cajun Encounters: Swamp, City, & Plantation Tours, LLC
55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461, 504-834-1770

Cajun Pride Entertainment
110 Frenier Road, LaPlace, LA 70068, 504-467-0758

Celebration Tours
1229 St. Thomas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-587-7115

Evergreen Plantation Tours
4677 Highway 18, Edgard, LA 70049, 985-497-3837

Flagship Limousine & Tours
1419 Danville Street, Kenner, LA 70062, 504-461-5303

Gray Line Tours
400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-569-1401

– Island of Algiers Tours
2901 Eton Street, New Orleans, LA 70131, 504-367-1499

Le Tour Shop
638 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, 504-581-6815

Louisiana Tour Company
9706 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072, 504) 689-3599

Zachu Picchu Travel Services
442 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70072, 504-561-9050

Old River Road Plantation Adventure, LLC
2041 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112,  504-671-8687

Roland Through New Orleans
3925 Bellview Street, Metairie, LA 70116, 504-779-6856

Southern Seaplane, Inc.
1 Coquille Drive, Belle Chasse, LA 70116, 504-394-5633

Tours by Isabelle
French Quarter – CBD, New Orleans, LA, 504-398-0365

New Orleans Entertainment & Events Guide

Hurricane Katrina ruined a great deal of The Big Easy in August 2005, but since then the city has been recovering at record speed. A lot of the city’s main points of interest and tourist attractions recovered relatively quickly and are again in good condition, making New Orleans just as before a preferred destination for visitors from all over the world. Even if you don’t like jazz music, you will like the city’s atmosphere and be charmed by the melodies of the city. New Orleans is Louis Armstrong’s birthplace, and this multicultural music and entertainment arena never sleeps. The city is famous for it’s Southern hospitality, you are going to feel welcomed by the the people’s tolerance, and in New Orleans, they say, anything goes.

When visiting the city, it is quite pleasant to stroll the French Quarter or downtown, or you can ride the trolley to one of many charming local neighborhoods, parks and family-friendly sight-seeing opportunities. You surely eventswill notice the unusual harmonious blend of Creole, Spanish and French influences which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Needless to say, if you are in for a memorable party, go to Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, where several of the world’s most well-known bars and adult-entertainment locations never close their doors.
So enjoy your visit and explore New Orlean’s classic, old-world elegance. Take a walk through the French Quarter, famous for its music halls, antique shops, historic churches and beautiful museums and architecture. Enjoy famous restaurants and cafés, and if you can, come in the winter for Mardi Gras or for the Jazz Fest in spring.

What’s going on in New Orleans in 2014
New Orleans is known as the “Festival Capital of the World”. The city has numerous festivals that celebrate world-famous food, multicultural heritage and musical legacy all through the year.
In the Big Easy you are going to discover the best music at some great festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Fest, the Essence Music Fest and the reknown Voodoo Festival. You can have the best exotic food encounters at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience and by visiting the Po-Boy Festival, just to mention a few. The city’s very exciting and diverse culture can be experienced at Fiesta Hispanica, St. Patrick’s Day, Southern Decadence and many more activities, just check the list below. New Orleans has many cultural festivals celebrating the city’s historic literary and film traditions such as the annual Tennessee Williams Festival, the FringeFest and the world class New Orleans FilmFest. Check out all the events listed below and make your visit to New Orleans an unforgettable experience.

What’s going on in New Orleans. 2014 New Orleans Festivals, Fairs, and Events:

January
01 – 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida Gators)
18 – 2014 Best of the Beat music awards (Offbeat magazine), Generations Hall
19 – Mardi Gras Parades: Krewe du Vieux & Krewe Delusion, Krewe du Vieux Parade & Vieux Doo
30 – NFL Experience Super Bowl XLVII, Morial Convention Center, January 30th – February 3
31 – Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard, Woldenberg Park, January 31 – February 03, free concerts, TV broadcasts …

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February
01 – Family Gras Celebration, Metairie, February 1 & 2
03 – 2014 Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
11 – Zulu Lundi Gras Festival, Woldenberg Park
11 – Lundi Gras on the Mississippi, Riverwalk Marketplace
11 – Lundi Fest, Metairie
12 – Mardi Gras Day, Parades include Krewe of Zulu, Krewe of Rex, Krewe of Elks Orleanians, Krewe of Crescent City
24 – Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon and Half Marathon

March
02 – Annual Soul Fest, Audubon Zoo, March 2 & 3
02 – Spring Fiesta and Historic Home Tours, March 2 – 9
06 – Gambit’s Annual Food Revue, City Park
08 – BUKU Music and Art Project, Mardi Gras World, March 8 & 9
09 – Annual New Orleans International Beer Festival, Champions Square
09 – Annual Louisiana Oyster Jubilee, Bourbon Street
09 – Italian American St. Joseph’s Day Parade
15 – Jim Monaghan’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade
16 – Annual Sacred Music Festival, New Orleans Healing Center
16 – Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade
17 – Shamrockin’ Run 8k Race
17 – Downtown Irish Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade
17 – Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Metairie
20 – Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival, March 20 – 24
20 – Fashion Week New Orleans, The Sugar Mill, March 20 – 24
22 – Hogs For The Cause, City Park, March 22 & 23
22 – Annual New Orleans FoodFest (formerly Roadfood Festival), March 22 – 24
23 – Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, March 23 & 24
23 – Ecole Bilingue’s Annual Fête Française
23 – Annual Lusher’s Crawfish Boil, Lusher Charter School
24 – Annual Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade, Metairie
30 – Crescent City Classic 10K Race
31 – Annual Chris Owens French Quarter Easter Parade

April
05 – Annual Film-O-Rama showcase (new foreign and indie films), Prytania Theatre, April 5 – 11
06 – Freret Street Festival (Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue)
07 – NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four, New Orleans Arena, April 7 & 9
11 – French Quarter Festival (largest free music festival in the South), April 11 – 14
11 – Fleur de Lindy Exchange, April 11 – 14
18 – Inaugural Louisiana International Film Festival, April 18 – 21
20 – Annual CrawFest Music Festival & Crawfish Boil, Tulane University Campus
21 – Earth Day Festival & Green Business Expo, Bayou St. John
21 – Annual Pinch-A-Palooza Festival, Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown (Metairie)
22 – Big Easy Music Awards ceremony, Harrah’s Casino
22 – Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament, Avondale, April 22 – 28
26 – Zoo-To-Do for Kids fundraiser, Audubon Zoo
26 – Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 26 thru 28, and May 2 – 5

May
02 – Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 26 thru 28, and May 2 – 5
11 – Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-off and Music Festival, UNO Lakefront Campus
11 – NOLA Veggie Fest, New Orleans Healing Center, May 11 & 12
17 – Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival, May 17 – 19
22 – New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, May 22 – 25
24 – Annual Greek Festival, May 24 – 26

June
05 – Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam, June 5 – 8
08 – Annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, The Old U.S. Mint, June 8 & 9
08 – Annual Creole Tomato Festival, French Market, June 8 & 9
15 – Southern Fried Swamp Fest, Audubon Zoo, June 15 & 16
21 – New Orleans Pride Festival, June 21 – 24
23 – Zombie Run New Orleans 5K Race, City Park

July
04 – Essence Music Festival, Superdome, July 4 – 7
11 – Creepy Fest, July 11 – 14
11 – Southern Gothic Festival, July 11 – 14
11 – Annual San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, July 11 – 14
17 – Tales of the Cocktail, July 17 – 21

August
01 – Satchmo SummerFest, August 1 – 4
03 – Whitney White Linen Night, New Orleans Arts District
10 – New Orleans Red Dress Run, downtown New Orleans
17 – Annual New Orleans Daiquiri Festival
28 – Southern Decadence Festival, August 28 – September 2

September
07 – Tails & Ales Beer Festival, Fair Grounds
19 – Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival, September 19 – 21
26 – Annual Cutting Edge music business conference, Sept 26 – 28
28 – New Orleans on Tap Beer Festival, City Park

October
03 – Ponderosa Stomp Festival, October 3 – 5
03 – Swing Dance Festival & Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, October 3 – 7
10 – Annual New Orleans Film Festival, October 10 – 17
11 – Louisiana Seafood Festival, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, October 11 – 13
12 – Annual Jazz Half Marathon and 5K races
17 – Black Men of Labor’s We Dance The Diaspora Festival, October 17 – 20
18 – Treme Culture Fest, October 18 – 20
18 – Annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 18 – 20
26 – Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade, French Quarter

November
01 – Voodoo Music Experience, City Park’s Festival Grounds, November 1 – 3
09 – Mirliton Festival, The Brickyard
09 – Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, Louis Armstrong Park, November 9 & 10
20 – New Orleans Fringe Festival, various places, November 20 – 24
28 – Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade, downtown New Orleans
29 – Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands and Greek Show, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
30 – Bayou Classic (Southern University vs Grambling State), Mercedes-Benz Superdome

December
21 – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome

 

What’s coming in 2015: Major New Orleans Festivals & Events:

January 02 – 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
February 02 – 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon and Half Marathon
16 – 2014 NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans Arena
March 04 – 2015 Mardi Gras Day (“the world’s greatest free party”)
April 06 – 2015 WWE’s WrestleMania XXX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
10 – 2015 French Quarter Festival (largest free music festival in the South), April 10 – 13
25 – 2015 Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 25 – 27 and May 1 – 4

New Orleans swamp tours

New Orleans is a melting pot of different cultures and languages, underlined by a variety of peoples, dialects and lifestyles. When visiting the city you should try New Orleans swamp tours. Close to the city are the famous bayous that have been a source of marvel and secrets for ages. You can find many programs to check out these swamps from aboard privately operated boats, well guided by Louisiana residents who not only explain the wildlife around you, but also the historical past of the swamps and the mysteries they possess. Have you really wished to get up close and personal with an alligator? Tour relaxed along the mystical, moss-covered bayous? Observe spectacular natural world seen nowhere else in the nation? Well, you can, by considering one of the numerous swamp and wildlife excursions available from seasoned ship captains in the water-rich locations around New Orleans.

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Nearly all the swamp tours offer transfers back and forth from the departure spots in climate controlled vans.

  • Airboat Adventures Swamp Tours

145 Fleming Park Road, Lafitte, Louisiana 70067, Phone: +1 888-467-9267
Offers individual Swamp Tours throughout the South Louisiana Bayous and Swamps. The company is located less than Half an hour from the French Quarter and open 7 days a week.
The Airboat Swamp Tours are around 1hr 45min – 2hr long during which you’ll have the opportunity to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibis. Sometimes you can see hawks, owls and bald eagles, white-tailed deer, nutria, raccoons, though they become mostly nocturnal in the heat of the summer months. It’s fast! It’s fun! Pickup and drop-off to all hotels located in downtown New Orleans are offered, just call the company. The company has numerous airboats onsite and can accommodate any size of party. For smaller parties there are 6 to 8 passenger airboats and for larger parties they have 5 to 27 passenger airboats.

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  •  Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero, LA 70072, Phone +1 504-689-4186
Situated only twenty-five minutes from New Orleans in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Jean Lafitte Swamp and Airboat Tours examine Louisiana’s back country alongside its winding bayous loaded with wildlife and exotic plant life. Skilled navigators carry you into the murky waters of Louisiana swamps where you will come face to face with the beauty and beasts of the region’s nature. Bring in your camera to record the thrills and chills of this remarkable swampland experience.

  • Louisiana Your Company

9706 Barataria Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072, Phone: +1 888-30swamp
See the Cajuns of the Bayou residing and surviving in harmony with the swamps. Here, the waterways are their highways. From the comfortable ease of covered Swamp Tour Boats, you will drift slowly past a 2000 year old Indian Burial Mound, a Cajun cemetery and Fishing village. You may well observe the wildlife that made the Barataria Swamps the Crown Jewel of the Louisiana Purchase. Here, birds, snakes, turtles, fur animals, and Gators are the king of the swamp and easily spotted in Spring, Summer, and Fall. These tours are entertaining, educational and exciting. They offer you a relaxing look at these beautiful swamps.

  • Munson’s Swamp Tours

979 Bull Run Road, Schriever, LA 70395, Phone: +1 985-851-3569
Check out the hidden knowledge of the New Orleans bayous in close proximity and personalized with Munson’s Swamp Tours. These tours are offered on pontoon vessels and lead into exclusive zones where the public never is allowed in, unless participating in a Munson tour. You will be able to see wildlife at its most natural. Munson Swamp Tours is located off of Bull Run Road, about 40 miles from New Orleans.

  • Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

110 Frenier Road, LaPlace, LA 70068, Phone: +1 985-651-4477
Discover Cajun Pride’s privately operated wildlife haven from aboard a pontoon boat located in the renowned Manchac Swamp. Your tour guide will not just emphasize much of the nearby wildlife in the refuge, but also provide you with background information on the historical happenings that have resulted in the creation of the Louisiana as we see today.

  • Westwego Ultimate Swamp Adventures

8 Woodpecker Court, Mandeville, LA 70448, Phone: +1 504-566-1290
Guided by Louisiana natives, Westwego Swamp Adventures offers authentic Louisiana swamp tours. These excursions are guided by Louisiana natives, and the entertaining tour provides the historical past of the region, in addition to the ecological challenges that are theatening the swamps of the Mississippi River. The tours carry on for almost four hours and include a motor coach cruise over the Mississippi River and into the swamp.

  •  Honey Island Swamp Tours

41490 Crawford Landing Road, Slidell, LA 70461, Phone: +1 985-641-1769
This swamp tour takes you into a practically pristine and untouched area. The Honey Island Swamp Tour will take you through 250 square miles of typical Louisiana swamp. Alligators will really approach the vessel if offered marshmallows as a treat. The company provides transportation to and from New Orleans hotels.

 

Jackson Square: The Heart of New Orleans

From the early days of New Orleans on, the general location of what is now called Jackson Square has always been the center all activities in New Orleans life. Because the square is situated close to the Mississippi River Port, near all the government buildings and the church, it easily became the heart of local shipping and trade. The area around Jackson Square worked as the center of the city all through the rule of the French, the Spanish, again the French later after the American rule took over after Louisiana was acquired.

Jackson_Square_0466Jackson Square – History
Following the Battle of New Orleans (1814), the Baroness Pantalba funded the overhaul of the area and she wanted to turn it into a more attractive public square. The square was given its name honoring Andrew Jackson, the leading man of the Battle of New Orleans, for who one of three statues in the square is in honor of. Jackson square itself is enclosed by a gorgeous iron gate, and on the inside there are many wonderful flowers and plants with walkways and benches for observers to experience the natural splendor of the square.
Jackson Square is surrounded by the streets of Decatur, Saint Ann, Chartres and Saint Peter, and in all directions at the outside of the iron gate, numerous street sellers arrange their merchandise for citizens and tourists to purchase. Street entertainers, carriage trips and city tours too can be found in the streets that enclose Jackson Square. Quite a few contests, marathons, and festivities make use of the area around Jackson square as their primary starting location, in particular in combination with the “staging” area across the road on Decatur.

Jackson Square – On Foot
If you would like to discover the French Quarter and do so on a walking tour, Jackson Square is certainly the ideal place to begin andjackson-square-no conclude your tour. The square is situated within walking distance to most of the popular points of interest such as the statue of Joan of Arc, the French Market, St. Louis Cathedral and Pirate’s Alley. Jackson Square is almost certainly the most prominent and easy to find location in the whole French Quarter as well. Most guide walking tours of the New Orleans French Quarter normally include stopping at Jackson Square sooner or later in the course of the tour. On the other hand, if you are going to do your own walking tour by yourself or with a big group, you can discover plenty of history in the vicinity of Jackson Square. You will find no trouble in enjoying a full day visiting all the beautiful sites, and ending the day with a nice stroll in the beautiful gardens of Jackson Square.

The Satchmo Summerfest – Big Easy Celebration of Louis Armstrong

For over a decade now, New Orleans honors one of it’s best known in great style with the Satchmo Summerfest. Louis (“Satchmo”) Louis-Armstong_TrumpetArmstrong was born on August 4th, and every year one of the very best summer festivals in the world is organised on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint at the boundaries of New Orleans’ French Quarter to remember one of America’s greatest jazz legends. The location is not so far from the famous French Market, and this year’s festival officially will run from August 1 through August 4. Keep in mind though, that some events tend to start a few days earlier.

Last year’s celebrations started off with the Satchmo Art Festival, and that really was a crowd pleasing event. A whole lot of jazz icons and other celebrities came to honor Louis Armstrong and helped to entertain the crowds in the best way possible. A huge crowd also gathered in Armstrong Park to celebrate at the Satchmo Birthday Party. Throughout the weekend there are three stages of Jazz music on the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint. The music includes genres such as traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, and brass bands. You also can find sponsors’ presentation areas, stands with classic New Orleans meals and loads of “Satchmo” merchandise.

One of the celebration’s highlights is when people pack into St. Augustine Church on Governor Nicholls Street, to participate in the heralded Jazz Mass where, upon conclusion, the crowds of people dance into the streets to join in the second-line parade to the festival. If there’s one celebration in August to head down to New Orleans for, it defenitely is the Satchmo SummerFest. For more information, please check out the official website at www.satchmosummerfest.com

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Saint Louis Cathedral – The Oldest Cathedral in Operation in the United States

St. Louis Cathedral is one of the tallest and most magnificent structures in the French Quarter. On one side the cathedral is facing Jackson Square and on the other side is the equally historic Presbytere, right in the heart of Old City. Saint Louis Cathedral (The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis IX, King of France) is probably one of the most photographed landmarks in the city of New Orleans, and is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. St. Louis Cathedral has been featured in countless movies and other presentations and it is a local and international architectural icon. The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and widely recognized for it’s Spanish Colonial, and Renaissance architecture.

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St. Louis Cathedral – History
The cathedral as we know is in fact the third church on the present sit. The first and second building were destroyed and rebuilt. This first was destroyed in 1722 by a hurricane, and the second building burned down in the great fire in 1788. The construction of the current cathedral started out in 1789 and was completed in 1794. Later, in 1851, the building was enlarged by adding with the central tower. That central tower was specially designed by Henry S. Boneval Latrobe, the very first professional architect in the United States. Read More

New Orleans Voodoo Tours

Voodoo goes back all the way to Africa, but many people still associate the spiritual practices with the city of New Orleans. Voodoo was seriously exercised in this region in the 1800’s, and the city still carries traces of that supernatural period. In the Big Easy you can find quite a few walking tours to enjoy voodoo’s rich historical past and wonderful tales at a various locations and at reasonable prices. All the way from the historic French Quarter and the Treme district to the city’s stunning Garden District and directing by the mid-city Cities of the Dead (the Central Cemetery district), these voodoo tours definitely will explore seriously into the swamps and bayous of pre-historic living and investigate the haunted historical past of New Orleans together with expert native historians. New Orleans is a very distinctive city and offers a rich Matriarchal background. Native New Orleans citizens will give a refreshing insiders opinion and a cultural preservers’ point of view about family roots that go back to the 1700’s. Here are a few well-established voodoo-tours providers:voodoo

Historic New Orleans Tours, 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone:+1 504-947-2120
This tour group presents a unique Cemetery Voodoo Tour through the St. Louis Cemetery that was built in 1789. The tour is guided by city historians and authors and concentrates on a number of the location’s most popular and notorious graves, for example a few of the city’s voodoo practitioners. The excursion comes with an explanation of voodoo’s practice history and its West African origins. Tours start twice daily (Sundays only at 1 p.m.). Discounted ticket prices are available for students and senior citizens.
Prices: $19.00 for Adults, $10.00 for Children (ages 12 and under)

Haunted History Tours, Voodoo Tour, 723 St Peter Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, Phone:+1 888-644-6787
New Orleans’ Haunted History Tours presents a voodoo tour every Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.. The tour includes visits to real voodoo altars and authentic New Orleans Voodoo Shops, with tour leaders presenting genuine information regarding age-old spells that locals used in their voodoo practice. This tour lets you discover the magical world of Voodoo in New Orleans. You’ll discover all the practices of Voodoo and this tour blends history, fact, fiction and folklore together for a remarkable experience that takes around 90 minutes.
Prices: $25.00 per person, $ 18 Students/Seniors/Military

Spirit Tours New Orleans, 621 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone:+1 866-369-1224
These walking Voodoo tours include several supernatural encounters. Tour guides take visitors through several of New Orleans most historical voodoo locations, you will visit the cemeteries and homes of a number of the city’s most infamous voodoo legends, such as Marie Laveau. Tours are organized both in the daytime and at night. Voodoo, ghosts and vampires have always been belonged to the city’s exceptional culture, and it is a pleasure to learn about the distinct heritage and history. The tour takes you through the historic Vieux Carre (French Quarter) and lets you find out why New Orleans is the most intriguing haunted city in the United States.
Prices: $20 for adults, online reservation price: $17, children 6-12: $12, under 6: free

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Bloody Mary’s New Orleans Voodoo Tours, 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, Phone: +1 504-523-7684
Enjoy private Voodoo tours of Haunted New Orleans organized by Bloody Mary. Walk through the French Quarter and learn about ghosts and voodoo history. Experience a tour at night and visit New Orleans oldest City of the Dead, St. Louis Cemetery 1 as well as the hardly ever visited St. Louis cemetery 2. Learn all about sacred places, secret rituals, and an extraordinary tribute at the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Bloody Mary actually is a local character with various different style tours, nearly all with a supernatural side. This Voodoo tour originated from the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, and the company also presents haunted pub crawls and cemetery tours, leaving from various locations.
Prices: $27 per person

Cemetery-Voodoo Tour, 334-B Royal Street, in the courtyard of Royal Cafe Beignet (next to the police station)
Talk a walk through days gone by and enjoy this fascinating side of New Orleans by visiting St. Louis Cemetery 1 (established 1789) together with Robert Florence, author of New Orleans Cemeteries and City of the Dead, and New Orleans’ top-rated guides. This burial ground unveils New Orleans’ historical past more clearly than any other historic location. The cemetery’s haunted history in combination with awesome architecture is a guarantee for an amazing experience. Tours are at 10 AM and 1 PM, Monday through Saturday, and at 10 AM only on Sundays. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes earlier.
Prices: $20.00 adults, $15.00 students and seniors, $7.00 for children 6 to 12, free for children under 6.

Gray Line Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour, Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office (Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River in the French Quarter)
Take a walk through St. Louis Cemetery 1, the location of the classic movie Easy Rider, while your skilled and licensed tour guide explains about the history of all the renowned and notorious people who are buried at the cemetery that was opened in 1789. You will be able to make a wish or cast a spell at the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Pick up the development of Voodoo practices that are still practiced today, and discover how Voodoo became such an important issue in New Orleans. You will learn about the city’s unique above-ground burial traditions and about the various “societies” in this historic cemetery. The tour comes with climate controlled transportation to and from the cemetery.
Prices: Adults: $26.00, Children: $15.00, Group: $23.50

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