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This small museum is packed with dusty displays of Voodoo objects from around the world and right here in New Orleans, including some that allegedly belonged to the legendary Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau. While serious practitioners might scoff at the tourist orientation of this place, it really does offer a good introduction to the truth behind the myths of this much-maligned practice. You’ll get the most out of your visit if you engage with whoever is manning the front desk, who is usually involved in Voodoo, either as a priest, priestess, or educator, and is invariably happy to discuss it with those with a sincere interest. They can even arrange a reading or custom gris-gris bag for you, or hook you up with herbs or Voodoo dolls. Why not? (Don’t confuse this place with the Marie Laveau House of Voodoo on Bourbon Street.)