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Ghosts of the French Quarter Tour
- Per Person
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In New Orleans, it sometimes seems that the dead are as alive as we are…
With over 300 years since its founding, the Crescent City has endured through incredible hardships. From violent beginnings in an underdeveloped wilderness, through the horrors of slavery and colonization, and ultimately its development as a port town, New Orleans has seen it ALL: duels, massive fires, embattled conflicts, rampant disease, and devastating hurricanes. It’s no wonder that the French Quarter is considered one of the most haunted locations in America, if not the most haunted! And also why New Orleans ghost tours are on every visitor’s bucket list!
Based on true events
Steeped in tragedy, the city’s mysterious past has a way of colliding with the present. Travel back in time as we explore the most prominent news stories and facts behind the legends and folktales of the city’s paranormal occurrences, often stemming from the darker side of history.
Sample stories include:
- Vampires and the facts concerning the Casket Girls at the Old Ursuline Convent
- The Lalaurie Mansion and actual 1800s newspaper report of the horrendous murders that serial-killer socialite, Delphine Lalaurie, committed in her attic on Royal Street
- “Spirited” dining table at a beloved, fine-dining restaurant
- And additional accounts of souls long-departed who continue to encroach upon the living
Discover also the different types of hauntings, such as residual, intelligent, and more during your experience!
Though we cannot guarantee that you will have any spectral visitations on our New Orleans ghost tours, we DO promise that they will give you the chills! This tour is based more on actual events than sensationalization – there are no “jump scares” or costumed theatrics, just great, spine-tingling storytelling in a small group setting.
Space is extremely limited at just 9 guests per tour. There may be a short beverage/bathroom break during the tour at a “haunted” location, however, no food will be available during the tour.
This is a nighttime walking tour that takes place rain or shine. Some sidewalks are uneven and dimly lit, so please wear comfortable walking shoes and prepare for the weather. At least two people are needed to run this tour (may be booked separately).
Rated among the top haunted tours in New Orleans!
Where Do We Meet?
We’ll meet at: CC’s Coffee House at 941 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.
While the subject matter is quite creepy and macabre, our standard ghost tour can be best thought of as meriting a PG-13 rating –– this lets us raise or lower the fear factor depending who is on the tour! There are NO jump scares on the tour.
This tour covers approximately 1 mile, with periods of standing for up to 15 minutes; guests will be walking or standing throughout the entire two-hour tour.
While we try to adjust for our younger guests, think of the tour as a PG-13 scary movie. If your youngsters can handle that, they’ll have a blast on this tour.
This tour will max out at 9 guests. We pride ourselves on small group sizes so you’ll never be a part of one of those massive tour groups!
Our tours run rain or shine; please bring an umbrella or poncho in order to stay dry during the tour. If the weather is severe enough that it poses a danger, we will call you to explain our decision and discuss alternatives (this is why it’s very important to list a good cell phone number when booking online!). If we cancel a tour because of severe weather, all guests will be given a full refund.
The tour flows from place to place, so stopping for food will not be possible. We HIGHLY recommend that you have a decent meal before the tour and we will give you great recommendations for afterward!
Actually, no! Although you may have seen it spelled that way before, in nearly every biography and academic book written about Delphine Lalaurie, the second L is lowercased. We do our utmost best to keep things as fact-based as possible on our tours, so for the sake of historical accuracy, we delved a little further and looked up newspaper articles of the time. In the infamous account reported in the New Orleans Bee the day after the shocking events took place in 1834, they indeed spelled her name with only one capital L.