Agreed, the Voodoo Museum is tiny and silly. But the reason to go is Carol, the proprietor. She's a crack-up, and when I was looking for just the right voodoo doll, she said "I'll give you something better," and proceeded to look through the Farmers Almanac and write out a whole calendar for me on the best days for success -- kind of like a reading, only free! She seriously did this just to be nice. Plus, someone called while I was waiting and she gave them free advice on how to perform some sort of ritual. Of course it is probably all hogwash, but the vibe in this place does feel like authentic Nola when you dig a little deeper and get to know the locals. Plus, I had no idea there is really such a thing as a "zombie," technically speaking, until I visited here. Who knew? For $5, it's a fun little distraction on your way through the quarter.
523 St Ann Street, Lower Pontalba Building, Jackson SquareNew Orleans, LA 70116
From Business: Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse …
2003 Carondelet StNew Orleans, LA 70130
I visited several times as a child with school groups. Loved it then -- love it now. One night in the French Quarter they were having a party there -- I talked to the party-goers and they invited me into the party -- a great and unique venue for a night-time party. I have a tour guide license and visited shortly after I got my license in 2005. The history is for the most part accurate and well-presented. I recommend it. If you like this, you'll also enjoy Mardi Gras World. Both attractions have a "roadside attraction" feel to them.
Totally great place to spend the day.Excellently done! So historical!! So many pictures, stories.....I learned so much I never knew about that war. Very sobering as well......God bless America and all the men & women who served in our armed forces. Thank you for your sacrifice!!!!!!!!