Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry-cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today's Groupon to The Original Ghost Tours of Pioneer Square. Tours set out from Marcela’s Creole Cookery at 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. Tuesdays–Saturdays. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get one tour ticket (a $16 value).
- For $29, you get a family pack of four tour tickets (a $64 value).
Paranormal enthusiast Anthony McDonald orates occult-centric secrets during 70-minute walking tours of historic Pioneer Square. As McDonald guides guests down alleyways to reportedly haunted sites, he’ll regale them with tales of restless spirits’ troubled past lives, supernatural lore, including the legend of the "singing rain," and an explanation of how to accurately measure a ghost’s sheet size. Appropriate attire for braving outdoor elements is suggested.
McDonald's interest in the supernatural dates back to 1984, when he launched one of the first ghost tours in the French Quarter of his native New Orleans. Today, he serves up authentic New Orleans cuisine at Marcela’s Creole Cookery, which doubles as the meeting point for all tours—both individuals and quartets can pop in before or after a stroll to wash down ghost stories with gumbo.
The Original Ghost Tours of Pioneer Square
Master storyteller Anthony McDonald has a gift for the supernatural that he has honed since his childhood in New Orleans, one of the most haunted cities in the United States. He led fearless guests on his first ghost tour through the French Quarter in 1984, and today he points out specters along the streets and alleyways of Pioneer Square. During the 72-minute tours, McDonald recounts historical yarns about the twilight-shrouded town and shares local lore including the legend of the singing rain and its long-standing rivalry with Gene Kelly.