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Most people are fascinated by Voodoo. It is shrouded in mystery, driven by beating drums and has some of the most interesting deities ever. It first arrived in New Orleans with the slave ships and trade ships centuries ago.
Almost every visitor to New Orleans wants to learn something about Voodoo. Taking “The Gates Of Guinee” Voodoo Tour is the best way to learn about New Orleans Voodoo. REAL New Orleans Voodoo.
Voodoo is a deeply misunderstood religion. Hottest Hell Tours are a union of lifelong New Orleanians and a historian. All the stories you will hear have been exhaustively researched by an award winning team of experts. This is an adult only experience with small groups of no more than 20 people. It is locally owned and operated by New Orleans natives.
Your tour will begin on Basin Street, just steps away from the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Her healing powers were so legendary that devotees continue to make pilgrimages to her final resting place over 140 years after her death.
You’ll get a brief explanation on the differences between Haitian Voodoo, New Orleans Voodoo, Santeria and Hoodoo. Then you’ll go to Congo Square which was the site of Queen Laveau’s countless rituals and ceremonies. You’ll learn about the rituals.
Your group will make its way to Marie’s Laveau’s house on St. Ann Street. She would practice spiritual workings at night with a snake around her neck. You’ll hear about zombie lore and pandemic history.
Your guide will lead you to Delphine Street and reveal the truth about Voodoo dolls and traditional Afro-Caribbean medicine. You may be surprised by what you will learn.
You’ll hear about Sanite Dede who preceded Laveau. She made Voodoo so popular in New Orleans it had to be banned in the French Quarter.
You’ll learn about secret love affairs, radical healings, documented miracles, spirit summoning, shocking racial crimes and the beginning of the abolition movement. All this will be seen through the lens of ancestor worship and the “magic” of New Orleans, America’s Most Haunted City.
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