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New Orleans Ghost, History, Murder and Mystery Guided Tour

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Our Licensed tour guides will lead you to the most haunted places in the French Quarter, touching upon the history and memory of New Orleans. Why does the ghost of a priest still walk near the St. Louis Cathedral? What horror stories have been woven from the Axe Man of New Orleans? What still walks the streets of the French Quarter at night, side by side with tourist and jazz bands? You’ll be able to experience all of this with one of our expert guides while diving into the darker and more mysterious pieces of the incredible patchwork of the city.

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
1 day ago
Our tour guide was Jason. He is a very good story teller, was attentive to our questions, and gave us a very atmospheric tour. It was Halloween Eve and he was wearing amazing costume, that contributed to the ambience. It was awesome.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
7 days ago
Bob was our tour guide this evening. He is such a great storyteller and was extremely knowledgeable about NOLA history.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 6, 2022
We were in near lean to the beginning of November had an excellent experience with our tour guide . His name is Bob. He was so detail about all the history of NewOrlens Histories were so detailed and entertaining . Bob was very funny, respectful and very helpful. He gave us tips on where to have good food. I I wish every tour guide was as nice as Bob worse if we ever come back, will make sure to ask for him.
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Stop At: The Haunted Hotel, 623 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Built in 1829, the Hotel has been home to nearly a dozen murders in the last 200 years. Reports of being haunted initially dated back to 1918, when New Orleans’ infamous serial killer, The Axeman, left a bloody trail through the city, becoming one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th Century. To this day, his identity remains unknown. Largely targeting the Italian population in New Orleans, confirmed reports have verified that The Axeman lived in the Hotel during the murders. Renting one of the back rooms in the slave quarters, The Axeman was the handyman of the property and led a very unassuming life.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Lalaurie Mansion, 1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2706

The Lalaurie Mansion is one of the most notoriously haunted mansions in New Orleans. At three stories high, it was described in 1928 as “the highest building for squares around”, with the result that “from the cupola on the roof one may look out over the Vieux Carré and see the Mississippi in its crescent before Jackson Square”. The owner, Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans Creole socialite and serial killer who tortured and murdered slaves in her household.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Among the top 10 most haunted hotels in the U.S. according to USA Today 10Best, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel has a rich heritage that dates back to 1815. With such a long history, it is no surprise that some visitors have never left.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2110

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides educational programs on the history of pharmacy and health care. This museum has a large collection of apothecary jars containing their original ingredients, old wheelchairs, black leather physicians’ bags, medical instruments, eyeglasses, optical prosthetic devices, and surgical tools all displayed in hand-carved, glass-fronted cabinets.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pirates Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Formerly known as “Orleans Alley,” the passage is one block long, extending from Chartres Street at Jackson Square to Royal Street. Halfway down the alley, a lamppost marks its intersection with Cabildo Alley, which extends (the width of the Cabildo) to St. Peter Street. Much legend swirls around Pirate’s Alley and its location between the original Spanish prison and the Cathedral. One legend maintains that pirates traveled this alley to enter the town from the Mississippi River. Another suggests that pirates and other criminals were often seen being escorted to the prison via this route.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2505

The Ursulines have a long history in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Arrival of the Ursulines in New Orleans, 1727 (19th century depiction)As early as 1726, King Louis XV of France decided that three Ursuline nuns from Rouen should go to New Orleans to establish a hospital for poor sick people and to provide education for young girls of wealthy families. The Old Ursuline Convent was built in 1745, the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley and once home to the Ursuline Nuns until 1824, as a convent, orphanage and school for girls.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Beauregard-Keyes House, 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2504

The Beauregard-Keyes House is a historic residence located in the French Quarter. It is currently a museum focusing on some of the past residents of the house, most notably Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes. The property where the house would be built was originally owned by Ursuline nuns, who sold off parcels of their land in 1825.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The Cabildo was the seat of Spanish colonial city hall of New Orleans, Louisiana, and is now the Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. The building took its name from the governing body who met there—the “Illustrious Cabildo,” or city council. The Cabildo was the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies late in 1803, and continued to be used by the New Orleans city council until the mid-1850s.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Omni Royal Orleans, 621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The luxury French Quarter hotel features fine dining, art, ample meeting space, antique stores, 345 guest rooms and a variety of ghosts — most of which, luckily, have been described as friendly. Some reports note that lights are likely to inexplicably turn on in the middle of the night. They also allege some spirits will develop a liking for some guests and follow them around the property.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Andrew Jackson Hotel®, a French Quarter Inns® hotel, 919 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

The grounds of the Andrew Jackson Hotel have seen its fair share of history and tragedy. The site was originally a boarding school and orphanage for boys who had lost their parents to Yellow Fever, opening its doors in 1792 by the Spanish Colonial Government. The fires that consumed much of New Orleans in 1794 also laid rest to the boarding school with five young boys inside. After the fire, a U.S. Federal Courthouse was almost immediately built and remained there until before the turn of the 20th Century, where General Andrew Jackson, who later became the seventh U.S. president, was held in contempt of court and charged with obstruction of justice.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Licensed Tour Guide

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

2 hours

Return Details
Lalaurie Mansion, 1138 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

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