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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

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Address: 724 Dumaine St, At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116-3140
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There's just enough voodoo lore here to introduce you to the history and...

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.

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Fun, Quick VooDoo stop in the French Quarter

With VooDoo being a huge part of New Orleans Heritage, no trip is complete without a stop here! Only $5 for the self-guided tour. Takes about 20-30 minutes...depending how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With VooDoo being a huge part of New Orleans Heritage, no trip is complete without a stop here! Only $5 for the self-guided tour. Takes about 20-30 minutes...depending how long it takes you to read all the signs. :) The tour was very educational! Learned a ton about what VooDoo really is and it's history. Lots of photos and items... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go out of your way to make it here. It's kind of gimmicky, and from what I know about vodou from taking folklore classes, kind of did it a disservice to the folks who actually practice it. They definitely ran with the spooky reputation that it tends to have. There are some cool altars and displays, but the museum... More 

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Orrville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

She only charged us $5 for us adults and $3 for my young daughter, so it wasn't as expensive as I thought it was going to be which is good because it was very small. Took us less than 10min to walk through. Woman at the front, she called herself a 'voodoo priestess' was great with my daughter. Gave her... More 

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DEER PARK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Voodoo Museum and found it very informative. It dispelled a number of the misgivings I had about voodoo. Only problem was that some of the "reading/information" pieces on the wall were a little difficult to read due to the low lighting. Over all, not bad for $5 and about 30 minutes.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small, crowded, and chaotic space. Artifacts were neat, but they seemed thrown and crammed together and there wasn't much explanation... And if you actually read everything that WAS provided, some of the information seems to contradict itself... So I'm not really sure how accurate any of it was. Seemed the greatest focus was on the collection of alters where... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's small and quite crowded with artifacts but interesting to a degree. Not too expensive and has some background to Voodoo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the lady with a python on her neck and the atmosphere there. The music and the entrance all seemed so mystique. But the museum itself is very small with lots of dusty objects. As someone said its good to stop by if you are around in french quarter but its not worth it to drive here on purpose.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If you have an extra ten minutes and ten bucks to spare, and happen to be walking by - check it out. The tributes are interesting. Don't go out of your way to see it, it's two bedroom sized rooms filled with photos, mementos and altar/tributes. I did get a laugh from the person who wrote a wish for world... More 

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Marlton
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place is LITERALLY 2 small rooms and a hallway. THAT'S IT! Should be called "World's Smallest Museum". It was one of the few places we had actually planned out, walked forever to get there and then walked through it in 5 minutes. Awful. Unsure if the items in there are authentic as it looks thrown together and there is... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Granted, I have never been to a voodoo museum, so I really have nothing to compare or base my opinion on other than I (and my boyfriend) enjoyed our visit to this little museum. Every square inch of this tiny place was filled with items and paraphernalia that represented the history of voodoo. There were offerings, prayers, and tokens of... More 

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