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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

724 Dumaine St, At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116-3140
+1 504-523-7685
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It's ok

I really thought that this place was bigger , but I think that for 5 bucks it's ok , at least you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tourist trap but...

It was somewhat interesting. Pretty cheesey, and I'm not sure if I believe anything is authentic in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and culture of this spiritual practice and to tempt you to bring home a love potion or voodoo doll as a souvenir. Guided swamp, plantation and cemetery tours are available.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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724 Dumaine St, At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116-3140
French Quarter
+1 504-523-7685
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really thought that this place was bigger , but I think that for 5 bucks it's ok , at least you can ask for a wish .... and the play cool music .

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was somewhat interesting. Pretty cheesey, and I'm not sure if I believe anything is authentic in the "museum", but it was only $5 to get in, so I'm not upset that we went. There's only 3 small rooms and we spent a while reading...More

Thank JessicaCrystal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son wanted to go check it out. The place was pretty neat to see. It's a very small place (2 only 2 rooms), but has tons of history behind it. Most people who go to visit are going to give offerings to the voodoo...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is essentially 3 rooms, a hallway display and a gift/book shop. Good examples of alters and Gris-Gris. $5 admission. Worth a half hour or 45 minutes at most. Some displays worthy of photos, which are allowed.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Save your $5 & go somewhere else. The best part of the visit is the Visitors Guide they give you to read while you tour their 2 rooms. The info on the guide is interesting if you have no knowledge of Voodoo history but you...More

Thank jgirlTexas
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Now this place rocked! Excellent value and the woman at the front was great. She didn't push her sales on us and just let us be. We really, really, enjoyed this museum and the atmosphere inside and out. It was very cheap too and maybe...More

Thank Dmpishock
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This it's a very nice place to stop at New Orleans for their culture of voodoo, they have an atmosphere of the historical background of their basic culture of voodoo history.

Thank Yeira N
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Might sound interesting but it's 2 rooms full of junk at $5 a head. Go someplace else. This really is a dump.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I guess I had something more in mind when I walked in to this "museum". You are not allowed to take pictures inside. Its really just a small cramped store. I did not find anything that I could not live without so I left without...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum on a Saturday afternoon with my boyfriend. For $5, I felt it was totally worth the money. It's pretty small but there's tons of fascinating information about the spirits on the walls. Totally worth the five bucks. Oh and this one...More

Thank Asha B
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Diane B
Is this an admission free attraction ? If not what is the general admission ?
29 December 2015|
Response from AnthonyAlyssa |
Posted admission is 7$ for adults and slightly less for kids but they often change it based on a whim I've found. we paid 8$ for two adults the day we went.
What is the "safety concern" that causes the museum to close at sunset? Is it voodoo related? You know, like out of respect for the spirits or not to tempt faith?
10 March 2015|
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Response from Phat_Unicorn | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but I'd guess it's because at night in New Orleans, some neighborhoods can become a little 'rowdy' with a lot of intoxicated tourists, and if a lot of drunks go stampeding through the museum, they... More