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Historic Voodoo Museum, New Orleans

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The Historic Voodoo Museum displays a collection of artifacts and information on voodoo as it is practiced in New Orleans. It is touristy, but the presence of voodoo practitioners provide an element of authenticity.


The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum was founded in 1972 by Charles Massicot Gandolfo, a resident of New Orleans whose grandmother used to tell him tales about a voodoo queen in the family's past. An artist who was fascinated with the history and culture of his hometown, Gandolfo opened the museum to share his interest in voodoo with others.

What to See

The museum consists of two dark and dusty rooms filled with a jumble of artifacts, ranging from voodoo dolls to various mummified animals. The museum's staff is happy to explain the artifacts and there is usually a voodoo priestess available to do readings and make personal gris-gris bags. For those who wish to learn more about voodoo, the museum can arrange visits to voodoo rituals or schedule more in-depth personal readings.

Quick Facts on Historic Voodoo Museum

Site Information
Names:Historic Voodoo Museum
City:New Orleans
Faiths:Indigenous; Voodoo
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Coordinates:29.959789° N, 90.063566° W  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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  1. Voodoo Museum - official website
  2. New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum - Frommers.com

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Title:Historic Voodoo Museum, New Orleans
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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