After an explanation of New Orleans burial customs, we give a brief overview of Voodoo, featuring Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb, exploring the realities and myths of this curious phenomenon. Learn about its ancient West African religious basis and the crossovers it made with Roman Catholicism in slave-holding colonies. From chess champion Paul Morphy to civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, and from the tombs of French Impressionist Edgar Degas’ family and actor Nicolas Cage to the New Orleans Musicians Tomb and the notorious Easy Rider film site, hear the humorous, tragic and inspiring stories of legendary New Orleanians. Here is a complete list of our tours in New Orleans: NOLA Cemetery Tour with Voodoo Intro -https://abnb.me/x7j7t4m5QS?user_id=210157430&s=50 Garden District & Cemetery Tour - https://abnb.me/yL3CBXnkRS?user_id=210157430&s=50 French Quarter History & Architecture- https://abnb.me/vzT6ifw2MS?user_id=210157430&s=50 New Orleans Music History Tour- https://abnb.me/6IcWcrjKMS?user_id=210157430&s=50 Haunted French Quarter Tour- https://abnb.me/XMQnZok9VS?user_id=210157430&s=50 Scandalous Cocktail Tour- https://abnb.me/KH5F7gi2VS?user_id=210157430&s=50
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Hand-held paper fans A small fan to keep you a bit cooler during the summer months.
Stroll through the past and present of this fascinating city viewed through St. Louis Cemetery #1 (established 1789). This burial ground reveals New Orleans history more vividly than any other historic site. Aboveground burial and picturesque decay combine with awesome architectural features for an unforgettable experience. Stops include Congo Square, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the site of Storyville, the city's former red light district.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT ST. LOUIS CEMETERY IS CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This tour runs rain or shine! We will be walking on flat terrain for under a mile, so please make sure you are dressed comfortably and are hydrated for the tour. Please bring an umbrella if needed.