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French Quarter Ghosts and Ghouls of New Orleans

Take a step back in time, past the long-dead residents of the French Quarter and through the dimly lit streets of New Orleans's haunted history. Join NOLA Ghosts to explore the darkest side of America’s original city of sin.

New Orleans’s most haunted locations are revealed with the raw truth behind every ghost story on a nightly ghost tour. Book your ghost tour of the Big Easy tonight for a spine-tingling look at New Orleans’s dark past.

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French Quarter Ghosts and Ghouls of New Orleans

Walk with NOLA Ghosts through three hundred years of murder, mayhem, and chaos to uncover the real stories behind the most haunted locations in New Orleans. Learn about the destruction that the city has bounced back from time and time again. Book the extended tour to explore every nook and cranny the haunted French Quarter has to offer.

Meeting Location: The French Quarter at the St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, at the front of the steps to the entrance facing Jackson Square.

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

Craig was EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Was able to take true stories and make them feel so fun and exciting. He was courteous to other tour groups and I...

07.18.24
Owen VanRiper
 

Five Stars

Our tour guide Royale was super accommodating and knowledgeable!! She was very mindful of all the guests needs and was very captivating! I would defin...

07.07.24
Megan Humpert
 

Five Stars

Craig was great! Enjoyed the history with all the stories.

07.04.24
Matthew Majors
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

LaLaurie Mansion

The French Quarter home where a deranged madame tortured and killed dozens of her slaves. One of the most haunted homes in the United States and the inspiration for American Horror Story: Coven.

Muriel’s Jackson Square

Every night, the wine is refilled, and the bread is set for the resident ghost of this haunted French Quarter restaurant. The former owner is stuck in the afterlife after taking his own life during a gambling match gone wrong.

Hermann-Grima Museum

The Hermann-Grima Museum is a glimpse into 19th-century New Orleans, complete with the spirit of Mrs. Hermann. Perhaps the friendliest ghost in the French Quarter, she likes to keep things tidy around the house no matter what.

The Hauntings of New Orleans

New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in the United States, and for good reason. Three hundred years of natural disasters, war, plague, and unspeakable crimes have left a paranormal stain on the Crescent City akin to stepping into pits of hell. One of the biggest killers, yellow fever, wrecked the prisoner and prostitute population of early New Orleans ever since the first streets were haphazardly laid in 1718.

 

Lawlessness reigned supreme as the city experienced the War of 1812 and the Civil War, which brought more strife to its doorstep. New Orleans, throughout its history, was the largest slave market in the United States. The effects of this terrible abuse of humankind can still be felt in the streets of the French Quarter today, especially at the infamous Lalaurie mansion.

 

The mix of African influence and strict Catholic doctrine gave rise to one of New Orleans’s most spiritually misunderstood aspects, Voodoo. Some say Marie Laveau and the many spirits of this religion live on in the humid air to this day. Pirates, criminals, mobsters, and every heinous character in the book have called New Orleans homes, and their legacies are far from forgotten.

 

The Most Haunted Places in New Orleans, LA

 

The most haunted places are often hidden in plain sight. At the Sultan’s Palace, a bloody massacre occurred during a large party. Now, the spirits are letting the good times roll in the afterlife. Where there is a bar, there are generally ghosts in New Orleans. Such is the case at Pirates Alley Cafe, where phantom pirates roam the cobblestone alley outside.

 

Marie Laveau’s infamous and magical tomb awaits you in St. Louis Cemetery #1, while St. Louis Cemetery #2 has its own slew of spooky occupants to be avoided. Far off the beaten path is the Mortuary Haunted House. Once a real mortuary, it backs up to a cemetery and is filled with the spirits of the many who prepared for burial there.

Reasons to Take the New Orleans Ghost Tour

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Witches and Ghosts and Vampires – Oh My…!

Whether this is your first ghost tour or just one of many, a city like New Orleans is a rarity. This popular tourist destinat ... ion is home to some of the most outrageous stories of plagues, fires, executions, war, torture, vampires, and voodoo – all true, all documented. New Orleans has a rich history that draws in thousands upon thousands of visitors every year, some to experience the culture and others to experience the otherworldly.



In a city that’s seemingly surrounded by spirits, NOLA Ghosts takes you on an incredible journey through the city’s most haunted locations each with a more remarkable and in some cases, more ominous story than the last. If you love all things strange, spooky, and scandalous then a tour with NOLA Ghosts is for you!

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You Want to Know If The Stories You’ve Heard Are True

It’s a well-known fact that New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in the nation, if not the world. But what happene ... d that gave the Mardi Gras capital of the world this title? What events led to the dead outnumbering the living? NOLA Ghosts will introduce you to the events that continue to haunt the city and then some.



The stories that you’ll hear are some that have inspired everything from short stories and books to TV shows and movies. But what’s exaggerated and what’s bone-chillingly true? Here, we’ll share the stories that are stranger than fiction and take you to the actual sites where they occurred. You’re about to get a true history lesson on the dark side of New Orleans.

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You’re Here to Ghost Hunt

Tourists venture to New Orleans for a variety of reasons, and one of those is to specifically go ghost hunting. If that’s w ... hat brings you to this great city, welcome! We’re going to take you to the sites of New Orleans’s most haunted locations and give you a cheat sheet on who to look for. Whether you’re a professional ghost hunter or are out here for fun, NOLA Ghosts will give you the lowdown on the city’s haunted past, who to look out for, and what to avoid.

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You Want a Fun Way to Walk Off All of The Delicious Cajun Food

There is so much that New Orleans is famous for; the incredible Cajun food is just one of many. Don’t be afraid to indulge ... yourself – there are plenty of amazing restaurants and you’re on vacation! If you’ve had all the Cajun food you can eat and are looking for a way to burn it off (so you can make room for more!), why not join us for a walking tour of the area’s well-known haunts?



It won’t even feel like exercise. NOLA Ghosts is conducted by an enthusiastic tour guide that’s ready to deliver terrifying tales that will keep you engaged and entertained throughout the tour. Before you know it, you’ve gotten your steps in, received a history lesson you can’t get anywhere else, and just made room for more of New Orleans’s famous Cajun food!

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You’re Looking For Inspiration…of a supernatural kind

The shows that are based on this city are great but they don’t really dig deep into the creation of it. Maybe those are the ... stories you want to tell. Maybe you’re ready to start that book or screenplay about the dark and tragic stories behind the heart of New Orleans. This is a great place to start!



While some of the stories may seem disturbing, they’re no less captivating and will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of the tour. If stories are what you’re after and some inspiration to bring them to life on other platforms, NOLA Ghosts makes the perfect launching point.

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You Want to Make The Most of Your Bachelor/Bachelorette Party in The Big Easy

Your friend is about to tie the knot so why not give them an experience they’ll never forget? It doesn’t get much more sp ... ecial and unique than a ghost tour in a place with a deep-rooted history and documented evidence of the unexplained. You can take your friend and the party to see all the things everyone has seen before or you can take everyone on an adventure where they might see something they’ll never unsee. Now THAT’S a party that will be outrageously unforgettable and will be one that will haunt the happy couple till death does them apart…and after!

Our Tours

Ghost Tour New Orleans

French Quarter Ghosts and Ghouls of New Orleans

Discover the ghosts of New Orleans on a bone-chilling ghost tour on the haunted streets of the French Quarter.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet and end in the French Quarter at the St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, at the front of the steps to the entrance facing Jackson Square.

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Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

New Orleans Haunted Pub Crawl

New Orleans Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of New Orleans's most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet in front of Jackson Square - 701 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116,

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 5:45PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Big Easy Bayou Bites French Quarter Food Tour

New Orleans has long been the culinary and cultural capital of the United States. Visitors come to New Orleans to enjoy the city's delicacies, while chefs come to establish culinary empires and legacies.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your tour guide outside of Voodoo Authentica at 612 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116.

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Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Frenchmen Street New Orleans

Blood and Magic: Voodoo and Vampire True Crime Tour

Explore the mystical arts and reveal the voodoo knowledge that exemplifies a huge part of New Orleans culture & community.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your guide in front of the Congo Square at 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116.

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Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Frenchman Street

Frenchman Street Music and Murals Bayou Bar Crawl

Join a unique and exhilarating experience that explores one of New Orleans' most iconic streets.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your tour guide outside the Frenchmen Hotel, at 417 Frenchmen Street.

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Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Time and Money: Tombs and Mansions of the Rich and Famous

There's no shortage of opulent and elegant homes in New Orleans, and the Garden District is full of architectural delights, but these homes may be hiding secrets as well.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your guide in front of the historical marker for Colonel Short's Villa, at 1448 Fourth Street, New Orleans.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 2PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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