Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, New Orleans

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, New Orleans

When in New Orleans, be sure to stop by Marie Laveau's, nestled on the world-famous Bourbon Street in the historic French Quarter. This unique museum and store is set on the site of the former home of Marie Laveau II, daughter of the first Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. It first opened its doors in 1988 and has since become a popular destination for locals, tourists, and those with a curious fascination.

Marie Laveau II, who lived here with her children until around 1895, was renowned for her wild rituals in the swamps. Legend has it that during one such ritual near Lake Pontchartrain on the outskirts of the city, she met a tragic end by drowning. This event is said to have led to her ghost haunting the house, with some visitors claiming to have witnessed her presence during spiritual readings in the backroom or feeling her ghostly touch on their shoulders. Uhhh!

Apart from the ghostly tales, though, the shop offers all sorts of eye-catching odds and ends, including a Voodoo altar, occult books, and a wide variety of items for sale that aid in both learning and practicing spiritual and religious ceremonies. There's also wealth of tribal masks and statues from different parts of the world, symbolizing the connection between ancestors and the spiritual realm, along with numerous talismans and charms designed for many different supplications. Additionally, the shop offers psychic and spiritual readings, spells, and tarot card readings daily, from noon until closing, with the option for other types of readings upon request.

Tip:
On busy days, it's advisable to arrive early to sign up for readings, as people tend to show up at opening to secure their spots.

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Sight Name: Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA (See walking tours in New Orleans)
Sight Type: Shopping
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