2 hoursStart time
Duration: 2 hours
Toulouse Royale Gifts, 601 Royal Street, in the French Quarter.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Your tour ends at the corner of Orleans Ave. & Chartres Street
Learn how tragic and violent aspects of the story of New Orleans have bequeathed a legacy of terrifying legends and ghostly phenomena to many places in the city.
This enthralling tour combines the ancient art of storytelling with research and documentation. Rather than relying on costumes and acting, it draws heavily on the drama of history.
You will visit famous haunted places in the old French Quarter – the creepiest part of town – where history oozes from the very walls.
Will you see strange lights in Jackson Square, smell gunpowder at Beauregard-Keyes House, see windows fly open in the Ursuline Convent, or hear moans and cries from Lalaurie Mansion?
The meeting point for your eerie Ghost and Vampire Walking Tour – New Orleans is at 601 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
New Orleans is said to be America's most haunted city. The unbelievable hardships faced by the early settlers, the legacy of death from merciless disease, plus the manifold horrors of slavery, savage piracy and outrageous corruption make this allegedly a place of restless and unhappy spirits.
With your English-speaking guide, you will set off into the dusk to explore the French Quarter (also known as Vieux Carré), the oldest and creepiest part of town.
Your guide will show you reputedly haunted sites and tell you the city’s tragic history. Listen to terrible tales of the gruesome and horrific deeds of the slave owners, the decadent Creoles, and the city's most infamous and bloodthirsty characters. Among other strange stories, you will hear accounts of vampire-like crimes that are said to have occurred in the city.
You will visit Jackson Square, reputedly one of the most haunted places in town. The park at Jackson Square was the site of an early prison and several executions. It was also home to an early New Orleans church, destroyed by fire. From the haunted Cathedral and Presbytere, to Pirates Alley and the ghost of Jean Lafitte, to the eerie spirits at Le Petit Theatre, this two-block area has over a dozen documented hauntings.
Visit the Ursuline Convent and hear stories of the 'Casket Girls' sent out to marry the European colonists. Hear about mysterious goings on in the Convent attic.
Nearby is the 19th century Beauregard-Keyes House, from which numerous strange phenomena are reported. These include sounds of battle, strange orbs and lights, shots being fired and the smell of gun-powder, even ghostly tinkling on the piano.
Perhaps the most haunted and frightening location in the French Quarter is the LaLaurie Mansion. Here, in the 19th century a socialite Creole couple, Dr Louis and Delphine LaLaurie, secretly subjected their slaves to the most appalling torture on a regular basis. When a fire exposed what had been going on, the couple fled the town and were never seen again, but cries of agony from the tortured slaves are said to emanate from the mansion.
Your tour ends at the corner of Orleans Ave. & Chartres Street and you need to make your own arrangements for getting back to your accommodation.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.
This tour may be too scary for young children
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
There will be a maximum of 28 people on this tour.
This tour is suitable for people in wheelchairs
Dogs are not permitted
This tour was really great! The guide knew what she was talking about and had a really interesting mix of history and folklore! It was a great way to see the French Quarter and...Vanessa G Boyd, United States, 15/Aug/2011
I was very happy with the experience. The tour was excellent. We were only a small group and everyone got along well. Our guide was really enthusiastic and informative and it...maria del olmo abonce, Mexico, 08/Oct/2012
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