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Discover the people and places that have earned New Orleans the distinction of ‘most haunted city in America’ on this ghoulishly entertaining walking tour of the French Quarter. See the real-life haunts that inspired chilling tales including Anne Rice’s 'Vampire Chronicles' and the 'American Horror Story: Coven' series, plus historic landmarks like the homes of voodoo queen Marie Laveau and playwright Tennessee Willaims. For a haunted highlight, conclude with a stroll among the legendary above-ground tombs of St Louis Cemetery No. 1.
2-hour haunted history and cemetery tour of New Orleans
See the mansions that inspired Anne Rice's famous vampire stories
Visit the homes of local literary legends Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner
Learn about the rituals of voodoo and visit a sacred temple
Enter the legendary St Louis Cemetery No. 1, accessible only with a guide
Get to know some of New Orleans most famous residents — both living and undead! Choose from a late morning or early afternoon tour, and meet your entertaining local guide at Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter. Set off by foot to explore the surrounding streets that simply drip with history and charm. See the buildings that inspired Anne Rice’s famous Vampire Chronicles and bone-chilling scenes from the American Horror Story: Coven series, including the allegedly haunted LaLaurie mansion.
Visit other literary landmarks such as the homes of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, plus sites with ties to their iconic works A Street Car Named Desire and The Sound and the Fury. Learn about New Orleans’ unique, multicultural history with stops at historic sites like the Cabildo, Presbytère, St Louis Cathedral and the Ponatlba buildings, and explore the legacy of sacred rituals with stops at a voodoo temple and the former home of legendary voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
Make your way to one of the most famous graveyards of all time, St Louis Cemetery No. 1, where entry is only permitted with a licensed tour guide. Learn about the city’s fascinating above-ground burial practices, and see the supposed final resting place of Marie Laveau and other famous New Orleanians, including the unoccupied pyramid tomb owned by actor Nicolas Cage.