Historic Voodoo Museum, New Orleans

Historic Voodoo Museum, New Orleans

Founded in 1972, this homegrown museum is a place that might make even skeptics reconsider their views. In New Orleans, Voodoo isn't just a tourist attraction; it remains an integral part of many locals' lives. People still light candles for good luck and turn to potions to find love. Inside, you will find an extensive collection of artifacts, including portraits of Voodoo legends, African items believed to have influenced the development of the religion, and a wealth of gris-gris.

Visitors can also have a personal psychic reading with the local priestess, either in person or over the phone. For those seeking a deeper experience, ritual services performed by local practitioners range from blessings and curse removals to weddings and other ceremonies.

To ensure a relaxed exploration, the Voodoo Museum limits the number of visitors inside at any given time. As two people exit, two more can enter, allowing everyone to see everything without feeling rushed. The gift shop offers an array of items for sale, including love potions, books, customized gris-gris bags, snake oils, handcrafted dolls, candles, and other unique souvenirs.

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Sight Name: Historic Voodoo Museum
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA (See walking tours in New Orleans)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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