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New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

1. New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

Listen to stories of witchcraft and keep watch for spirits on a guided city walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the historical French Quarter, as you indulge in stories of magic, ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners from your expert guide. Travel to several of the city's venerated neighborhoods, soaking up stories about the witches, ghosts, vampires, and Voodoo practitioners who have contributed to the city's colorful past. Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through New Orleans’ haunted history. Pass outside well-known sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the Old Ursuline Convent. See the exterior of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where bloodletting and leeching took place in the 19th century. From the outside, see the house where Jacques Saint Germain — who was rumored to be a vampire — once lived. Plus, hear chilling tales of LaLaurie House and its mistress, Madame LaLaurie. Let your guide entertain you with local folklore as you continue past the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. The final stop of your activity is outside Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, where your spooky experience will end.

New Orleans: Cemetery Bus Tour At Dark with Exclusive Access

2. New Orleans: Cemetery Bus Tour At Dark with Exclusive Access

Experience the spooky side of New Orleans on a tour of the city and one of its most haunted cemeteries. Listen to chilling tales from your local guide and learn about the darker parts of the city's history. See how an EMF reader is used in real life. First, grab a cocktail or beer at your meeting location before the tour. Then your tour guide will lead the way with an EMF Reader and explain how to use them to search for paranormal activity and to help locate any spirits or paranormal phenomena.  Travel to the St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1, Odd Fellows Rest, and the Charity Hospital Cemetery to explore haunted cemeteries at night. Pass by the The Buckner Mansion and the Hurricane Katrina Memorial along the way.  Finally, see the videos of documented ghosts and spirits that haunt several locations from your tour. Conclude your tour by following your guide to a burial ground of spirits who met their unfortunate fate in a tragic pandemic event.

New Orleans: Walking Tour Inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

3. New Orleans: Walking Tour Inside St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Uncover the history of one of America's oldest and most famous cemeteries that is not open to the general public on this walking tour of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 cemetery. View interesting burial customs and stroll past facinating above ground tombs.  Check in and meet your guide at the Basin St. Station Visitor Center where you can find an array of exhibits about New Orleans, an interactive map of the Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, a café, restrooms, and a gift shop. Get your tour stickers and depart on time for your adventure into the macabre. Head to the the front gates of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and listen as you guide takes you back in time with the story of the cemetery. Make your way through New Orleans' most famous tombs and hear about the city's unique burial customs. Get up close to the elaborate above-ground crypts and below-ground sites. Meander among the and find out about the storied pasts of those residing here, including Voodoo Queen Mariel Laveau, the former mayor Homer Plessy and other notable figures from the city's history.

New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

4. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

Learn about the ghostly history of New Orleans on this tour of the French Quarter. Visit famous landmarks, hear fascinating stories, and immerse yourself in the haunted world of this atmospheric district. Make your way to the French Quarter to meet your historian guide. Visit places like the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on 'American Horror Story Coven'), May Bailey's Brothel (as seen on Travel Channels 'Ghost Adventures'), and many other sites. Embark on the only ghost tour in New Orleans with access inside a haunted building. Enjoy a tour that is kid and alcohol friendly. Take a leisurely stroll through the haunted history of New Orleans´ French Quarter with frequent stops and restroom breaks.

New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

5. New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

Visit haunted New Orleans — famous for its spooky sightings, as well as its beautiful and elaborately ornate cemeteries. Learn from your guide the stories of ghosts, past and present, which will chill you to the core, as you wander the grounds with EMF readers and dowsing rods. This cemetery tour is offered under the cover of night. You'll leave the French Quarter behind as your bus creeps along Esplanade Avenue to what used to be the edge of town, but is now the bustling neighborhoods of Mid-City and City Park. There are 42 cemeteries in the New Orleans area, and throughout this experience you will visit several of them. Your guides will discuss the unique burial rituals and practices during the stroll, as you are offered an up-close and personal look at some of the most popular cemeteries.

New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

6. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

Make your way to the Jax Brewery building to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you at the entrance to Bon's New Orleans Street Food to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. This is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks. Enjoy an alcohol-friendly tour, with opportunities to purchase cocktails at the start of trip.

New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

7. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices. Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park.  Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off. Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built. Hear the history of a voodoo practitioner called Marie Laveau and other important residents and stories from your expert guide.

New Orleans: Haunted French Quarter Carriage Tour at Night

8. New Orleans: Haunted French Quarter Carriage Tour at Night

Explore the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans on a carriage tour at night and get introduced to the ghostly lore and legends. Pass by Bourbon Street, Napoleon House, and more while listening to true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires from your guide. With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn about the bevy of haunted restaurants, like Muriel’s, where numerous seances have been held over the years. Witness the site of a 19th-century massacre, said to still hold ghosts of the tragedy.  You may even discover that your hotel is haunted, as the carriage ride rolls past all of the most haunted hotels in the French Quarter. Group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. For a more exclusive experience, you can reserve a private carriage that holds 1 to 4 passengers.

New Orleans: Voodoo Queen Tour of French Quarter

9. New Orleans: Voodoo Queen Tour of French Quarter

Marie Laveau is arguably one of the most famous people that lived in New Orleans. This tour is all about her life and what made her so fascinating. While walking with your tour guide through the French Quarter you will get to see where her childhood home was, visit the birthplace of Jazz, and get an understanding of the Code Noir. There will be an opportunity to go into an authentic voodoo store, see a voodoo temple, and dispel popular myths about the religion of Voodoo. Many people don't understand that Voodoo is still practiced today and Marie Laveau started it all. If you want to learn the truth about Voodoo this is the tour for you.

New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

10. New Orleans: Adults Only Haunted Ghost Tour

Sink your soul into the seductive spirits of murder, suicide, and the paranormal on this unique walking tour in New Orleans. Uncover the dark history of the city through the nightmarish tales of your guide. Begin near Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz and New Orleans voodoo, and hear about the square's darker side. Partake of elixirs, leave offerings of baubles and beads, and pray its enough to keep the demons of New Orleans from leaving you in a spiraling quagmire of insanity. Raven’s Omen will burn through the hottest hell as it sends the chill of death to your soul. Unearth the Devil’s Empire and feel its lifeless grip as the pulse of New Orleans sends you further into the shadows. Is it voodoo posession, madness, or PTSD? Hear the story of Zack and Addie to find out.

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New Orleans ghost tours: Everything you need to know

See for yourself if New Orleans is the most-haunted city in America, as some people say. The popular southern city has a vast history and culture consisting of a terrifying dark mythology and scary supernatural legends.

Join a New Orleans ghost tour to learn more about why the city is home to multiple unsolved mysteries. Hear stories of real documented reports of vampires and ghosts lurking the streets. Explore the dark side of New Orleans on a haunted tour.

What should I expect on a New Orleans ghost tour?

You can expect to wander through horrifying streets while seeing some of the city’s most important landmarks on the way. Two in one! Landmarks may include the famous St Louis Cathedral and Mississippi River.

You'll visit several supposedly haunted spots in the city. Which locations can you expect to visit? Expect to see LaLaurie Mansion, the inspiration for the film American Horror Story, and City of the Dead, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans.

Don’t worry, you aren’t expected to ghost hunt for yourself as an expert local will fill you in. Speak up if you have a question or see something spooky along the way!

For those of you who want to try something a little different, New Orleans offers some haunted pub crawls and haunted history tours. You’ll make your way through the creepiest locations, like America’s oldest building, while stopping for a drink (or three). Sorry to say, drinks aren’t included but they are available and there may be special discounts (who doesn’t love a freebie?).

Some tours offer an extra special something by providing you with a ghost and paranormal detector as you roam the streets ghost hunting. You’ll get your very own device to use on the tour. See for yourselves why New Orleans is the most-haunted city in America!

How long do the ghost tours last?

Most tours that you’ll find are 2 hours long, but you can find some longer ones. In general, they range from 1 hour to as many as 8 (that’s a full day of ghost hunting!)

What should I prepare for on a ghost tour in New Orleans?

For tours that stop by bars or pubs, please remember to bring your passport or ID card. In America, don't forget you need to be 21 or over to buy alcohol.

Weather conditions may vary, so you may want to bring a sweater. Not to mention that this can also serve as a cover to hide from the ghouls…

What makes New Orleans known for ghost tours?

The Louisiana city has a rich history that covers not just ghosts and ghouls, but also voodoos, vampires, witches, and even pirates. The city is also home to the final resting place of many of New Orleans’s most notable personalities. You may have heard about Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is one of the most popular burial sites in the country.

Did you know that New Orleans has a traditional burial practice where the same vaults are recycled and reused?

Visit the location where a young woman broke free after two men had been holding her captive and feeding off her blood! Tours in the French Quarter may cover this spooky spot.

You may also get to see St. Germain House, a former residence of a rumored vampire.

Best areas and neighborhoods for ghost tours around the city

French Quarter

You can be certain that many tours will cover the French Quarter, the oldest area in the city of New Orleans. You’ll hear about the neighborhood’s unsolved and tragic killings, in addition to sightings of ghosts and vampires.

St. Louis Cemetery

Dare to be scared at the City of the Dead (also known as St. Louis Cemetery). Many tours also include the city’s oldest and most interesting burial ground (cemetery). They even bury the dead above ground. Will you make it out alive?



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What people are saying about New Orleans

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I recommend taking this tour at night to get the full experience. I can’t remember our guides name but I think it was Peter. What I can say is this tour is all about the guide you have. He was really into story telling and involved the guests to share their stories which added to the creepiness around the cemetery at night. It was a nice pace with story telling the entire time of ghost experience.

Our guide Richie, was very knowledgeable with the history of New Orleans. She was also very fun. I learned and saw a lot on this tour. If you are looking to see a ghost and learn some history this is the tour you need.

Zelda was a great tour guide around this fascinating cemetery. Perpetual care is a must!

Dartania was a great and thoughtful guide, we really loved our tour

So glad to be able to tour this cemetery after covid