New Orleans’s history is incomplete without Voodoo and since the practise started in the 18th century, many voodoo legends, practices and stories have framed the city’s colourful past.
The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum gives you a peak into the world of Voodoo with dolls, talisman’s practices, stories of practitioners and consists of personal items and artefacts used in Voodoo.
Even though the museum is rather small, a visit here is perfect to see yet another facet of New Orleans’s inseparable culture and history.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum Travel Tips
- Off-street parking is not available.
- The museum might be a bit difficult for physically challenged people to move around.
Entrance Ticket Details For New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
- General: USD 7
- Students & Senior Citizens: USD 5.50
- High school students: USD 4.50
- Grade school Students: USD 3.50
How to Reach New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
- By Bus: Decatur at Dumaine
- By Tram: Dumaine Station
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi
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4.17% of people who visit New Orleans include New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum in their plan
36.36% of people start their New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum Reviews & Ratings
We visited from Chicago where we had seen the Field Museum's Voodoo exhibit. While the Field did have a very interesting exhibit, this is clearly a very personal curation that made for a much more interesting experience. Seeing the blend of Catholicism and Voodooism and how it came together was wonderful. I understand people's complaints about the small space, but it fits what to me was clearly a passionate project curated into a wonderful exhibit. While it did get a bit tight in the hallway, we took our time and never felt rushed by the other viewers. For the price, I highly recommend stopping in for a bit of New Orleans specific voodoo history.
Very small and cramped. What they had was cool but they just keep letting people in and there is only one way in/out so there is no where to go. Would have liked to have been able to read the information on the displays thoroughly but as they kept just letting more and more people into the space it makes you feel very rushed. I bought tickets online and you had to pick the specific day you wanted the tickets for which made it seem like it would be more structured but it was a free for all.
We would have loved to tour this museum. But the lady running the counter was on the phone. We waited a while (it seemed like maybe her credit card reader or something was down and she was trying to fix it). After 10 minutes or so of not even being acknowledged, we chose to leave (as did at least 3 other couples I saw). I hope she got it fixed, and I understand the frustration, but had she at least acknowledged us with an "I'll be right with you," we would have been content to wait. **UPDATE: Added 2 stars since we were able to get in on our most recent trip. Some of the exhibits were interesting. The place in general was very cluttered and somewhat chaotic, with no real organization for the pieces. The front hall where you enter was very narrow, and difficult to get in and out of if people were stopped to look at the plaques and pictures on the wall. I do love that they let you take pictures inside, and the lady at the front desk this time was very nice and greeted us immediately. If you're interested in the voodoo history of the area, it's worth the price of admission to go in and have a look, but dont expect to be blown away.
I enjoyed exploring this space and reading about the history of Voodoo and related topics. The space is very small though, making it a little difficult to navigate when it is busy. I would have loved to take more of a look around the small shop in the front, but there were just too many people inside at once.
I had a good time at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. Yes it is a small place so do not visit during high season if you can, I was lucky to visit on a rainy day and there were very few people. Voodoo is the local tradition in Louisiana, with magical powers and myths, so it was fun to see the artifacts and to learn a bit about the history of voodoo.