Hidden Treasures in New Orleans
New Orleans is a city of history, mystery, hauntings, legends, and secrets, so its no big surprise that the Crescent City has a few hidden gems of its own. We've searched the city far and wide for the lesser-known attractions, and we think you're going to love what we found.
Take a look into the mysterious realm of voodoo at the Voodoo Spiritual Temple
. The temple New Orleans' only formally established Spiritual Temple based on traditional West African spiritual and herbal healing practices. After you've familiarized yourself with the practice, get love potions, healing oils, evil-away incense, ju ju bags , voodoo dolls and more from the Cultural Center next door.
Address: 828 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 - MAP
Phone: (504) 522-9627
Learn the origins of your favorite drink at the Museum of the American Cocktail
. Exhibits at the museum showcase rare liquors, Prohibition-era literature, vintage cocktail shakers and glassware, tools to make alcohol like a still, old photographs and much more. Attend a seminar to get the latest and greatest cocktail recipes from the world's best mixologists.
Address: 1 Poydras Street , Ste 169, New Orleans, LA 70130 - MAP
Phone: (504) 569-0405
Explore the facts, history, misconceptions and mystery behind Voodoo practice at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
. The museum explains rituals, zombies, gris-gris, and other areas of Voodoo culture. You won't leave the museum without learning about the folklore surrounding Voodoo or knowing who Marie Laveau is.
Address: 724 Dumaine St., New Orleans, LA 70116 - MAP
Phone: (504) 680-0128
Take a tour of the Haunted Mortuary
- if you dare. The mansion was built in 1872 and served as a funeral home for many years, performing over 20,000 funerals. Through extensive investigations with sophisticated EVP technology and tools, it has been proven that the property is haunted. Stop by the Haunted Mortuary, you could be the next visitor to hear something strange, see an apparition or feel the cold presence of something from beyond.
Address: 4800 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 - MAP
Phone: (504) 483-2350
The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
, sounds like an unusual combination doesn't it? This one-of-a-kind festival is held in honor of the men and women who work tirelessly in the petroleum and shrimping industries, keeping the local economy alive and thriving. Join the celebration for live music, great food and plenty of fun.
See the beautiful Louisiana coastline from above on a plane tour hosted by Southern Seaplane
. The aerial tour offers breathtaking views of the New Orleans Bayou, the historic Fort Pike and more. Other tours offered by Southern Seaplane include a swamp boat tour and a tour of a plantation home.
Oak Alley Plantation
Address: 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA - MAP
Phone: (225) 265-2151
Algiers Ferry Service