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Marie LaveauThe New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is one of the most unique, and interesting, small museums in the country. Taking all the mysteries, the secrets, the history and folklore of rituals, zombies, of gris-gris, of Voodoo Queens and all that jazz, and putting it all in one place in the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter.

The Voodoo Museum is a casual and curious experience intended to preserve the legacy of New Orleans’ Voodoo history and culture while educating and entertaining the visitor.

The Voodoo Museum has been a fixture in New Orleans, and a “must do” for visitors since 1972. Of course, we still want to see you in person, but now, you can experience a little bit about Voodoo in New Orleans and the museum right here at our website.

HOURS: Seven Days a Week from 10:00AM to 6:00PM (or later). 

LOCATION: In the heart of the French Quarter, between  Bourbon Street and Royal Streets at; 724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA  70116 ... (blocks from Jackson Square)

PHONE: 504-680-0128.

AND ... here are just a few of the things you can find out about at the Voodoo Museum:

New Orleans Voodoo: Did you know that Voodoo came directly to New Orleans from Africa and has been here since the earliest years of the city?

Zombies: Did you know that there are three different types of zombies, plus a Rougarou?

Gris-Gris: The act, and the objects, of magic practices in Voodoo. Did you know that most gris-gris are love potions?

Congo Square: Did you know that in old New Orleans Sunday's in Congo Square were for Voodoo, and that dances in Congo Square gave birth to jazz?

Marie Laveau: The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. The folklore made her famous, but the facts are even more fascinating.

History: Did you know that there are three distinct historical phases to New Orleans Voodoo; African, Creole and American?

Cultural Preservation: There are three qualifications for a real New Orleans Voodoo practitioner. The first is that they must be at least second generational and the other two …

Folklore: The history and culture of people, and things, left out of the history books.  Yet, being the world in which we live. 

Practices: Want to get you lover back? First, you’ll need to get a lock of hair…

Academic Research and Media Assistance: For over 35 years the Voodoo Museum has helped students from grade school, to Ph.D. candidates, excel in their projects. Writers, movie producers and documentary filmmakers have long relied on the Voodoo Museum for advice, guidance and general assistance.

Cemetery Tours: The Voodoo Museum offers Walking Tours to the nearby St. Louis Cemetery (the City of the Dead) and the tomb of Marie Laveau. The tour includes Congo Square and other features.

Readers and Practitioners: The Voodoo Museum may assist interested persons in special services such as psychic readings, consultations, special gris-gris, rituals and ceremonies. While the museum does not provide these services directly, we may facilitate contacts with contemporary practitioners who may, upon mutual interest and consent, provide such services. 

And All That Jazz: Did you know that jazz is a legacy of Voodoo and that on Mardi Gras day there are Voodoo societies that mask and perform rituals?

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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Since 1972
724 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504-680-0128
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