Located within New Orleans’ French Quarter since 1972, the Historic Voodoo Museum pays homage to the history, mystery and legacy of the centuries old religion. What it lacks in size, the museum makes up for with spooky artifacts, art, human skulls, and statues that make you continually look over your shoulder. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 6:00 and has a $5 admission fee.
ever watched the 1973 James Bond flick, Live and Let Die (the first one with
Roger Moore as Bond), or American Horror Story: Coven, and wanted to learn more
about this distinct religion, then the Historic Voodoo Museum was made for
you. Consisting of two rooms, a hallway
and a gift shop that sells unique items, such as Voodoo dolls, love potions,
and snake scales, the museum tells the tale of Voodoo from its origins in West
Africa, to its forced migration across the Atlantic with the slave trade, and
finally, its influence within the city of New Orleans.
the museum’s confines you’ll learn about New Orleans’ Skull and Bone Gangs,
Mardi Gras Indians, Rougarous (not the coaster at Cedar Point), gris gris bags,
New Orleans’ most famous Voodoo queen (Marie Laveau) and, of course,
zombies. And while the museum is not
organized in typical museum fashion, one should enter it with an open mind and
simply enjoy learning something you knew little about prior to your visit.
also conducts the occasional Voodoo ceremony, psychic reading and wedding complete with Voodoo
drums to summon spirits and snake dances.
It also conducts haunted cemetery walking tours to complete your Voodoo