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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

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Address: 724 Dumaine St., At Bourbon, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-523-7685
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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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Fairly small but packed full of history!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Granite Bay, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Irvine, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum. It is inexpensive and the front room has books and voodoo dolls and other related paraphernalia for sale. As you walk through the hallway and rooms there is a history of voodoo, lots of tributes left ranging from currency to bead necklaces to a pack of cigarettes. LOTS! This is fun to visit in New... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by after the voodoo walking tour. They charged a $5 entrance fee, but when you walked in, it was essentially just 2 dark rooms done up creepily. Dark lighting, with some printed information on A4 paper. Not really sure if it qualifies as a "museum". More of somewhere you might get some creeps, in a small house. Much better... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum consists of 2 small rooms that are not only cluttered with lots of voodoo related items but lots of visitors crammed into the rooms as well. Kept getting pushed and walked into by other guests. Felt more like a money grab more than anything as numerous offerings throughout. Was also made to make a "wish" before leaving as they... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love and respect the deep and rich culture of Voo Doo in New Orleans. However, have you ever walked into someone's house, look around at the stacks of newspapers, antiques, furnishings, paintings, etc. and thought, "I know this all means something to someone, but what does it mean?" Welcome to the Voo Doo Museum. Where visually beautiful artifacts are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure this should qualify as a museum. I'm pretty sure they just printed Wikipedia pages and stuck them on the wall next to old pictures. In fact, I can almost guarantee you can learn more from Wikipedia and not waste the $5. Not to say that it wasn't interesting in its own right, it was... I just wouldn't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Heard so much about this place, was very disappointed. Yes, it's only $5 per person, but not even worth that much. Like someone said, just random things places on tables and shelves. Get more out of going into a voodoo store for free. But made a special trip to find this place.

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Thank Redheadedlass
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The people who call this a museum probably never went to one. There are so many museums in under 5$ or free in the city that seeing this trash collection for 5$ would be a waste of your time and money. There is no order or logic or guides, just dark dirty rooms with some staff from voodoo shops stuck... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

..... all adjectives to describe my experience at this museum. Having little knowledge of voodoo, I didn't really know what to expect, but I'm glad I visited. The space is small but it is crammed full of artifacts, curiosities, and oddities from the world of voodoo. Very educational. Definitely worth checking out ... it's only $5!

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