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  • Location:New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour

Immerse yourself New Orleans’ ghoulish side on this spooky 2‐hour ghosts and spirits walking tour. Wind through the French Quarter’s dark corridors and hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide. You’ll visit infamous and eerie locations such as the Jackson Brewery and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. By the end, you’ll understand why haunted New Orleans’ is a hotspot for paranormal investigators and historical videographers.


  • 2-hour ghosts and spirits walking tour in New Orleans
  • See several haunted sites in the French Quarter, the city’s oldest district
  • Hear your guide tell stories featured on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel

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New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour

O'Flaherty's Pub - New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour

Your ghostly adventure starts in the evening at the Lighthouse Ticket Office in the French Quarter. Meet your local guide and steel yourself for a walk through the dark recesses of New Orleans’ haunted history. Cross your fingers that you’ll encounter (or not encounter!) a ghost at one of the eerie venues to come. 

You’ll first arrive at Jackson Brewery and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, a spirited 200‐year‐old building that has enjoyed many lives as a theater, ballroom, orphanage and convent. Tour the space and learn of the confederate soldier, the lonely ghost dancer, and the apparitions of children and nuns that wander the rooms and halls. 

Afterwards, continue to O'Flaherty's Pub, said to be haunted by the ghosts of Joseph Wheaton, his wife Mary and his mistress Angelique. Hear the humorous tale of an awkward and endless ghoulish conflict that happens all around the pub.

Between stops, hear other creepy stories – some featured in History Channel and Discovery Channel exposés – including the legend of an octoroon woman named Julie whose spirit waits eternally for her lover at the Bottom of the Cup Tearoom on Royal Street!

Your 2‐hour tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter. 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide Todd was very knowledgable about New Orleans and her history. He was entertaining and shared some great ghost stories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Stacey was very informative and gave a great tour! She was fun and full of historical facts about the area. Really enjoyed the whole tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We met our tour guide Todd at the lighthouse. Todd was very fun, informative and knowledgeable tour guide. After seeing all the sights on the tour, I was having a conversation with him about Madam Marie Delphine Lalaurie's home. He stated it was not on the tour. He told my traveling companions and I where it was on Royal St. I don't know if I should include this, but as this was the best tour, I am. After Todd concluded the tour and was off duty, he asked if we would like to see the house. Of course we said yes. So we stopped at a bar and I bought him a beer. With cocktails in hand, we walked to this house where he gave the history of the house. Upon arrival, my girlfriends and I took several pics and had dancing orbs from the outside of the house. We were told that Nicolas Cage had owned the house but since his tax evasions, it was confiscated from him and no one currently lived in the house. As we took pics, a gentleman walked up to my sister and asked why we were taking pictures of this house. We told him because it was haunted. We also told him that local legend states that locals will not walk under the balcony of the home as well. We watched him as he walked under the balcony and disappeared into a door way. Suddenly he was standing on the balcony talking to us. We asked him several questions to which he would neither confirm or deny. All in all, this was the best tour we had taken and Todd was an absolute gem for not only the tour, but the after tour as well. He totally made our trip. Thanks Todd!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We took our tour on Halloween night in the rain and it was fantastic! Our guide was so knowledgeable about NOLA history and even got us into 2 haunted buildings. I highly recommend this tour!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

If you're interested in learning the history and viewing the spots of ghostly hauntings then this is the tour for you. Our guide Stacey was very informative of the nocturnal goings on. Pity most places were boarded up or an area of business because I would have loved to have gotten a closer look. I highly recommend this tour to those unfamiliar to the area or those who have a craving for history. It wasn't a scary tour, but I liked it nonetheless.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

It was interesting hearing about the stories....especially since we were staying at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel which was on the tour as being haunted.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Yvonne a été un guide très agréable en cette fin d'après midi torride. Nous avons commencé par un arrêt prévoyant dans un café hanté qui nous a permis de boire un verre ou acheter de l'eau. Balade agréable dans le quartier français

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

I'm a solo female business traveler, and this tour was a good way for me to safely venture out and enjoy the French Quarter at night. Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable, and his passion for the rich history of this area was obvious. Expect a lot of walking and then standing while your guide relates the history of the most haunted buildings. You're encouraged to take photos, which may reveal paranormal activity when you later inspect them. (None of mine revealed ghostly apparitions, but it was fun nevertheless.) I enjoyed the tour and the history lesson and wouldn't hesitate to go again.

Note that the online tour description says that the tour begins at the Jackson Brewery. That's a huge building! Don't go to the Bistro Bar; the tour desk is located on the ground floor of the shopping mall.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Was lots of fun.
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