Discover New Orleans’ dark side on this haunted history ghost tour. Hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide, and visit the French Quarter’s most infamous and eerie locations—hotspots for paranormal investigators and historical videographers. By the end, you’ll see the Vieux Carré in a different (and profoundly more ominous) light.
Haunted history ghost tour in New Orleans
Walk around the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans
Visit ghostly sites where ghastly spirits have been documented
Enter a haunted bar and be on the lookout for paranormal activity
Hear tales of ghoulish goings-on from your expert guide
As evening sets in, your tour of New Orleans’ spirited sites and haunted history begins. Meet your ghost‐hunter guide in the heart of the French Quarter and steel yourself for a walk through the Vieux Carré (Old Square). Admire the nocturnal nature of the city’s cultural hub, where enchanting nightlife mingles with what lurks in the shadows.
Pass residences of ill‐repute such as the infamous LaLaurie House, where the wicked mistress Madame LaLaurie performed horrifying deeds to slaves, as well as centuries‐old haunted bars and hotels. Enjoy a stop at one of the city's legendary haunted bars, where you can indulge in a drink or two (at your own expense) in the company of fellow travelers and supernatural buffs.
Between stops, hear other creepy stories that have appeared on the History Channel and Discovery Channel. By the end of this chilling tour, you’ll understand why New Orleans is often called the most haunted city in America.
Your tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter.
We had a great guide who took us through the old part of town. It was our 1st trip there, so it was awesome to hear all those stories. Our daughter was scared of the stories (which meant, our guide did great) & we had to convince her that they were stories....not facts....LOL
I loved this tour. Arie (??) was a fantastic story teller. She called it a walking campfire and that seems like an accurate description. She shared some history of the city, some scary tales and some personal experience but not so much that it was boring or felt educational. It felt like she had local knowledge
The guide was knowledgeable but dry guide. The tour did not go inside any buildings. The group size was a bit large. This was my second ghost tour, first one was better. I would not likely repeat with this company.
Thanks for your review. The tour guides all have their own way of presenting the material. We have many different tour guides and without knowing which guide you had, it's difficult for me to address that issue. As to going 'inside' of buildings, you have to understand that many of the locations on the tour are now private residences. No tour company is allowed to enter people's private homes. However, most tour participants realize that and it usually does not diminish the enjoyment of the tour. Our tour is not a Halloween spook house where we are walking through locations and have individuals trying to scare you. Nevertheless, we appreciate your comments.
Our tour guide Ari, made this tour worth standing in the rain for 2 hours! She was an amazing story teller but also made sure that what she was saying was factual and held history but her delivery of the history was incredible she knew what she was talking about and was a natural. She was also super friendly and helpful and made sure all the guests were ok. The night of our tour there was an emergency right when the tour started and she helped with that and then went on to give an amazing tour.
This tour was a ramble of historical accounts of New Orleans with minimal ghost activity included. Our guide rambled so much that 1/2 the tour group left at the break. I would suggest lighten up on the historical aspect, very factual and focus more on the ghosts. We had already done a historical tour of New Orleans so most of what was shared was already known. Wish I would have booked with a different group!
I was looking forward to this tour, I was told it was the best. Saw some very cool things, however, the tour guide gave a lot of wrong information. She did say that she was new-ish but the tour guide makes the tour so it was a bit of a let down.
I’m really glad I booked this tour. I learned a lot about the history of the hauntings and even got a picture of what looks like an apparition during one of our stops. My only negative during this tour was trying to take a 15 min bathroom break at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. The lines were crazy, so we ran -literally ran to find a shorter line at another bar (it was Mardi Gras after all). It rained on us, but that added to the lore of hearing the chanting at the St. Louis Cathedral. Overall, It was completely worth it. I wish I remembered the tour guide’s name because she was very knowledgeable. She was dressed like her version of Indiana Jones and swings around a light up ball, if that helps.
While visiting various locations where traumatic deaths occurred, our guide - who was lots of fun, by the way - told many stories of the sightings of ghosts and the scary circumstances of their deaths. This was a unique and entertaining way to see areas of the French Quarter at night. Of course, that added to the ambiance.
Our guide had a great delivery and knowledge of so much of New Orleans history, especially the kind that gives you chills.