Voodoo Spiritual Temple, New Orleans

Voodoo Spiritual Temple, New Orleans

You can find the Voodoo Spiritual Temple on North Rampart Street, just a short distance from Historic Congo Square Park, where African slaves conducted their rituals every Sunday evening in the 1700s and 1800s. This temple serves as a center for Voodoo worship and healing, offering Voodoo consultations, rituals, and educational workshops.

Founded by Priest Oswan Chamani and Priestess Miriam Chamani in 1990, the Voodoo Spiritual Temple has continually expanded its understanding of Voodoo in the context of global religions, and currently serves people from all across America and beyond. The temple follows a distinctive form of Voodoo that incorporates elements from various spiritual traditions while maintaining its traditional practices. Its reputation has expanded through appearances in television and film productions, and it often attracts scholars from universities, anthropologists, and researchers studying African-based religions.

The temple even has a troupe of sacred drummers known as the Krewe of Nutria, who often perform at the New Orleans Voodoo Museum and various local events. Besides the numerous altars, there's also a gift shop offering handcrafted Voodoo dolls, gris-gris and mojo bags, aromatic oils, as well as books and CDs related to Voodoo. Priestess Miriam, the owner, warmly welcomes curious visitors.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in New Orleans. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Voodoo Spiritual Temple on Map

Sight Name: Voodoo Spiritual Temple
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA (See walking tours in New Orleans)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

Create Your Own Walk in New Orleans

Create Your Own Walk in New Orleans

Creating your own self-guided walk in New Orleans is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Voodoo Tour

Voodoo Tour

Voodoo is an ancient ritualistic practice brought by enslaved West Africans onto the American soil upon their arrival in the 18th century. This form of religion was most prominent in New Orleans from the 1820s through the 1860s, when it was introduced by the “Voodoo Queens”. Of these, Marie Laveau became more prominent as she overthrew other queens to become the sole oracle.

Your best...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
French Quarter Walking Tour

French Quarter Walking Tour

The French Quarter, also known as the Old Square, is New Orleans' oldest and most popular neighborhood. Founded in 1718, it perfectly combines the tempting, noisy and nutty nightlife of Bourbon Street with important historical landmarks, art galleries, sophisticated cafés, and some of the city's oldest churches – all within walking distance, close to Mississippi River.

On this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
African American Heritage Walking Tour

African American Heritage Walking Tour

For over 300 years, the African-American community has played an intrinsic role in creating authentic New Orleans that everyone loves today. The bedrock of the city's life is built on the African-American experience, a heritage both proud and tragic, yet strong enough to have preserved throughout centuries the many aspects of African culture, influencing everything from religion to vibrant...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
French Quarter Historical Buildings Walking Tour

French Quarter Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Widely known for its heritage sites with a variety of unique architectural styles, New Orleans has lots of beautiful buildings designed in the Greek Revival, American Colonial, or Victorian styles. Walking around the French Quarter, you'll enjoy these old historic buildings (some open to the public), their old ironwork gates and balcony railings, the antique brick- and stone-paved sidewalks...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Garden District Walking Tour

Garden District Walking Tour

It may come as a surprise, but New Orleans’ Garden District is known for its architecture more than for its gardens. The city’s elite residential neighborhood since the 19th century, when wealthy newcomers built opulent structures, it is considered one of the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the South, and certainly one of the most picturesque. You can see why this is the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles