Island of Algiers Tours

New Orleans, LA

Where are we going?

Island of Algiers Tours
724 Dumaine St
New Orleans
Louisiana 70116

504 442 0253

What is there to do?

Island of Algiers Tours are a brilliant, local New Orleans tour company, and are rated 4F. What's that you ask? Well, it's fact, fiction, folklore and FUN!

Family Days Out were lucky enough to take a tour with Island of Algiers Tours, led but their amazing tour guide "Nu Awleans Nate", and highly recommend them for families visiting The Big Easy.

There are a number of tours that are offered by Island of Algiers, and the most popular (and the one we experienced too) is the Historic Voodoo Museum and St Louis Cemetery No 1 combo tour. (You need to be with a tour guide to visit the cemetery, so this is perfect!)

The tour price includes admission to both attractions, and gives you a chance to visit two iconic things to see in the city.

The Voodoo Museum is small, but packed full of artifacts and voodoo related items, as well as plenty of cultural and historic items too. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history, culture and traditions of the city, and how it all came about.

Then, by foot you travel to the cemetery, passing some notable sites along the way, including the location of Marie Laveau's former house - the Queen of Voodoo herself!

The cemetery itself is fascinating, and Nate (or your tour guide) will point out the notable tombs within the compound, including Marie Laveau herself.

Other tours offered by Island of Algiers are an eye opening African History Tour, taking you to the oldest African American Neighborhood in the entire country (yes, COUNTRY!), as well as a 3 or 5 hour Gumbo tour.

Keep an eye out for future tours, as they plan to gear more specifically toward kids!

A great way to learn more about New Orleans, from those who actually live and breathe it!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $27 per person for St Louis Cemetery / Voodoo Museum tour. Other tour prices vary

Children: Same as adult

LAST UPDATED 2018

When can we go?

The Museum / Cemetery tours operates at 8:45am and 11:45am daily. Check website for other tours

Operates year round!

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Any top tips?

It's worth taking a hat and sun protection if you're headed out to the cemetery, because there is little shade and it can get pretty hot!

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