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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Ok, not amazing

I thought this was a fun stop during the day. It wasn't really what I had expected. It is very low budget but had a lot of interesting things to look at. It felt "authentic".

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kate F
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read a book on New Orleans Voodoo a few years ago, so I was very interested in visiting this museum. While small, it has plenty of things to see. A good history of Voodoo and it's roots. It has neat, if not a little scary, looking alters. It doesn't take too long visit and it's good to learn a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought this was a fun stop during the day. It wasn't really what I had expected. It is very low budget but had a lot of interesting things to look at. It felt "authentic".

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Thank Kate F
Acme, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a samller place but if you take the time to read the signs that go with the works you get a better appreciation.

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Thank Mark F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it is only 2 rooms I still found it quite interesting, as all the artifacts did have little explanations. This is a great place if you are wondering around trying to find something to fill in the time this is a great place to duck in and experience something different. If you were interested in getting an in depth... More 

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Thank Sally C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are no tours. Just wander around 3 rooms which takes 5 minutes. There are no explanations. Skip it.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

There's nothing to do or see here. It's 2 rooms of dust, cigarettes, coins and a very weak ode to voodoo or what it means to New Orleans. Don't waste your time. Thank god it was only $5!

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Regina, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Small room with lots of coins and cigarettes. The good thing is it's only $5. Lots of other things to do.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I guess I just expected more some how. The place was very small (but they only charge $5 admission) and was full of things. It gave a little bit of history but not a lot. It gets pretty tight in places when a few people are in there as the place is small. It's worth seeing........ just don't expect much.

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Granite Bay, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

No way, not a museum. What bothered me the most was the dirt and dust. I would not go back if It was free. Nothing remotely interesting. Tourist trap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

When you first enter your a little shocked how small it actually is only consisting of a few rooms but what's in those rooms is fascinating. A real depth of knowledge an history there with so many things to see amounts the loa shrines.

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