Though some returning apparitions find work operating Ouija boards and opening automatic doors, a lucky few get jobs penning politicians' biographies. Find yourself a ghostwriter with today's Groupon for a tour of the Mortuary Haunted House from Southern Style Tours. Choose from the following options:
- For $43, you get one VIP pass and transportation for one (an $85 value).
- For $80, you get two VIP passes and transportation for two (a $170 value).
- For $159, you get four VIP passes and transportation for four (a $340 value).
Customers can be picked up for their tour at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Click here for a list of available dates.
The Mortuary House—a Victorian mansion and funeral parlor built in 1872—waits patiently at the dead end of Canal Street to spook passersby as they submerse themselves in its basement within the Cities of the Dead. Tourists meet on St. Charles Avenue before Casper's school-bus driver picks them up and shuttles them to their haunted destination, passing other ghostly sites such as the New Basin Canal, where thousands died during its construction. On the bus, guests listen to stories of Irish and German immigrants that died along the route taken to the Mortuary House. Supernaturalists claim the former funeral parlor houses at least nine actual ghosts, tarrying to settle unfinished business and wait for their good haunting sheets to come out of the dryer.
This adrenaline-pumping tour provides fright-filled fun that is appropriate for visitors 12 and older and imparts myriad tidbits about New Orleans' specter-graced history.