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The Tomb of Marie Laveau

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

We are in New Orleans this week talking about their unique burial practices and cities of the dead.

And one tomb in particular draws thousands of visitors each year to St. Louis #1.


This is a portrait that was done of Marie Laveau. She was light skinned and of Creole descent.

Marie's Tomb!

the Rent a tombs around the edged of the cemetery!

Here's a tomb of another voodoo priest, he also has the 3 x's in a row all over his tomb.

Marie's Voodoo shop. And yes, Randi went in!!

This is her Voodoo shop sign. It is still open today.

St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson square.

Episode written By: Randi Dodson

Episode edited By: Taylor Wilkins

Executive Director and Host: LaShelle Scott

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Free Tours by Foot. New Orleans Voodoo (A Virtual Tour) . YouTube, YouTube, 13 Oct. 2020,

History Channel . The Truth of Voodoo Revealed: Ancient Mysteries . YouTube, YouTube, 14 Oct. 2020,

“History of New Orleans Voodoo: New Orleans.” History Of New Orleans Voodoo | New Orleans,

“History of New Orleans.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,

“Marie Laveau.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 6 Aug. 2021,

pantresie, Puulah, et al. “Marie Laveau.” History of American Women, 8 Apr. 2017,

Richard A. Webster, | The Times-Picayune. “Marie Laveau TOMB Repairs to Cost up to $10,000, TV STATION REPORTS.”, 10 June 2014,

“St. Louis No. 1 Walking Tour .” 15 Oct. 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana .

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