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Immerse yourself New Orleans’ ghoulish side on this spooky 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.
Ghosts and spirits walking tour in New Orleans
See several haunted sites in the French Quarter
Hear your guide tell stories featured on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel
Walk at a relaxed pace through the city’s oldest district
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 tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Should rename the tour
, Oct 2019
The Ghost and spirit walking tour is not at all as we expected. It turned out to be a mere walk of almost 2 hrs and listening to the guide telling historic stories of the city, governors, their death, their secret affairs, the suicides and the belief that the spirits are wandering there somewhere, not even stepping into any of the haunted places or houses. It’s honestly very boring and the most disappointing tour we’ve done with Viator. Not recommend it to anyone.
The tour was great! Our guide Todd really knew the history and was a great story teller.
I must note, that the other reviews that talked about come hungry were NOT talking about this tour. We stopped at one restaurant for a look at the courtyard and a few minutes to grab a drink if desired. But, no food.
So, the tour IS highly recommended, but eat first or plan on a late dinner. :
I have been on several Ghost and Spirit Tours but this by far was the absolute WORST by far!!!!!! The tour guide was horrible, our tour started 30 minutes LATE and we weren't given our money back nor were we given an extra 30 minutes of the tour, like we paid for! I would NEVER recommend this tour to anyone! IT WAS HORRIBLE and all 10-12 other paying customers on the tour with us were 100 dissatisfied. As a matter of fact 2 of the 12 couples walked away from the tour after 15 minutes of it actually starting. The stories were horrible and rushed, just not a good experience at all! nothappy horribletour givememymoneyback
Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and are sorry to hear that your tour experience was unsatisfactory. We rely on your honest feedback to help ensure the value and quality of our travel experiences. Based on your concerns, we have contacted our local tour operator to address these concerns with them personally and will continue monitoring feedback from our travelers.
Unfortunately this tour was way too much walking for myself and my husband! Our tour guide was informative with all the details he gave as we made numerous stops throughout our walk through the French Quarter. We could tell that he was very passionate about the history of the ghosts and stories of the area. We understood that this walking tour was scheduled for approximately 2 hours. We met our guide at 7:00, so had a light appetizer before the tour, with plans to enjoy dinner after the tour. My husband had to bale out midway through the tour, so he headed back to Jackson Square to wait for the rest of our group. We walked endlessly throughout the French Quarter, only to have him announce the end of the tour at 9:30 p.m., several blocks away from where we began! We were then forced to walk all the way back towards Jackson Square to meet up with my husband. By then we missed our 9:30 reservation for dinner, and were forced to just find any place to eat! I ended up with a huge blister on my foot by the end of the evening! Will never take a walking tour again!!!
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.
Did not experience any ghostly experience. Informed that the hotel in which I was staying was one of the haunted New Orleans' hotels. Interesting stories. We witnessed a wonderful lightning experience.