Family Days Out were lucky enough to personally visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, and encourage any families who visit New Orleans to make a stop here. Whilst small, at only two rooms, it oozes charm, history, and offers an authentic insight into the culture and traditions of Voodoo and the city.
The Historic Voodoo Museum began life all the way back in 1972, as a way to preserve the legacy of New Orlean's voodoo history and culture, whilst educating and entertaining visitors.
The museum takes all the secrets, mysteries, history and folklores of rituals, gris-gris, zombies and of course Voodoo Queens, and puts it all in one place, and gives you all the time you need to explore as you embark on your self-guided tour.
You can see paintings of the iconic Marie Laveau, and even see items connected to her directly, including her kneeling bench. There are shrines which have been added to by the many visitors to the museum, as well as iconic imagery that you would recognize, including voodoo dolls.
There is quite a lot to see and take in, and it can be a bit overwhelming at first with the sheer volume of displays, so take your time, and read the fact sheets on the wall. This really helps decipher and understand what you are looking at.
Some of the displays do feature human skulls, skeletons and alligator heads, so we would recommend any families with children under 7 years to just exercise caution. However, for those younger mature children with an interest, or older children, it's definitely worth a visit when in the great city of New Orleans.
A fourth generation run museum, that is jam packed with artifacts that showcase the voodoo culture and traditions wonderfully.