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.
History of Historic Voodoo Museum
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 at Historic Voodoo Museum
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
|Names:||Historic Voodoo Museum|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||29.959789° N, 90.063566° W|
|Address:||724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Hours:||Daily 10am-6pm (sometimes later)|
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