New Orleans Ghost Tour: Explore Paranormal History
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New Orleans
Embark on a thrilling ghost tour in New Orleans, the most haunted city in the US. Explore paranormal history, visit the infamous Lalaurie Mansion, and discover the secrets of the French Quarter.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • French Quarter - Your local guide will share dark, mysterious stories and legends about these French Quarter haunts, some of which involve voodoo, witchcraft, ghosts and vampires!
  • New Orleans Pharmacy Museum - Louis Dufilho, America’s First Licensed Pharmacist, opened what is known as the Pharmacy Museum in 1816. Now, this former apothecary shop hosts an assortment of medical exhibits from the past for your viewing pleasure.
  • Jackson Square - The beautiful landmark known as Jackson Square is named after the legendary General Jackson who led soldiers to victory during the Battle of New Orleans. On a Witches Brew tour, you’ll pass this location and get to view the statue of Jackson.
  • Voodoo Authentica - Since the 1990s, Voodoo Authentica has been crafting handmade voodoo dolls, gris-gris bags and more from Dumaine Street in the French Quarter. This is just another legendary location that visitors are pointed towards during a Witches Brew Tours voodoo tour.
  • Old Ursuline Convent Museum - Find out about the legend of the Casket Girls and how they were thought to be the first North American Vampires.
  • Lalaurie Mansion - As you explore the French Quarter you will learn about the horrifying tales of slaves at the LaLaurie House and learn about various other ghostly and ghastly characters of New Orleans’s sordid past.
  • Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar - Visit one of New Orleans’ oldest structures, and some of the former resident souls. Formerly the site of infamous Jean Lafitte’s illicit privateer operation, it’s one of the most haunted buildings in the French Quarter.
What's Included
  • Expert local guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages and snacks (available for purchase)
Additional Information

New Orleans bears the title of ‘The Most Haunted City’ in the United States, due to its rich, unique paranormal history. Join our expert storytellers as they guide you through tales of Ghosts, Voodoo, Vampires & More.

During the tour, you’ll hear about the Lalaurie Mansion, New Orleans’ most haunted and notorious site. Discover the spine-tingling story of Mad Madam LaLaurie, known as one of our most horrifying historical figures. Your feelings of thrill and fear will surely intensify as you continue your journey through the lanes of the French Quarter.

Please make sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time for check-in at 311 Exchange Place. Unfortunately, no refunds will be given for late-comers. Each tour is unique, so it may not cover all the stops mentioned above or it may include other unlisted locations. Please note that this is an outdoor walking tour and we do not go inside any buildings.

The maximum number of guests per group is 28, however, a more exclusive VIP option is available for a group of 15.

  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • While we do our best to accommodate all guests with mobility issues, the conditions of the terrain in the historic French Quarter present challenges. Please book accordingly.
Location
311 Exchange Pl
Exchange Place
Our Ghost Tours meet at Witches Brew Gallery at 311 Exchange Place.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Hannahmc4568ic
Jun 25, 2024
Mac is great! - Mac is AMAZING! Knows the history of the city and all of the hauntings. The dad jokes were definitely a huge plus! Definitely would recommend!
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Benjamink428
Jun 23, 2024
Chris Made the Tour - Chris is a pro. Charming, great storyteller, and super tall so he was easy to follow around through the French Quarter crowds. He infused some humor successfully, and managed to creep me out a couple of times. A few things: * No bathroom break for kids, so get it all out before the tour starts. * Don’t expect 30 different stories. You walk between locations, so there are only so many stories they can get to. * The walks are short and flat (other than the NOLA potholes), so it isn’t a grueling hike or anything. * Bring cash to tip Chris!
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Denisesc2496gh
Jun 23, 2024
Dog friendly walking tour! - Mac was a fantastic tour guide for us on our short stay in New Orleans! We got to see places we would’ve never known the history of ourselves which was great.And he absolutely loved our dog, Bowie! He showed us all the spots for dog water bowls and Bowie really loved the attention. Also, very funny dad jokes!
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629terrih
Feb 4, 2024
Great tour, even in the rain! - Our group went on a ghost tour on Saturday night in the middle of a biblical rainfall. Our tour guide was Robby Rob and he was fabulous. He led us through the streets of New Orleans and showed us plenty of haunted hotels, homes and restaurants, while telling interesting stories all along the way. He kept our attention and had a great sense of humor, especially with the less than ideal weather we were having. I would highly recommend this tour. If the forecast shows rain, just plan to go walking in the rain with plenty of rain gear. It was quite the adventure!
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Rachel_d
Aug 19, 2023
We loved our tour guide,... - We loved our tour guide, Robbie Rob! Great experience & very interesting stories. Also a good way to walk around the city.
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Robynd418
Feb 4, 2024
Awesome job, Robby Rob! - Robby Rob was awesome! We went on a rainy night that turned into a 7 inch rain deluge! He was great and carried on! Got us to dry overhangs so we could hear his stories! He was fun and personable- got to know our group well! I’d recommend to all our friends!! I might have captured one ghost in one of my pics!!!
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Ginawo2996rl
Jun 28, 2024
Not worth it - Only showed us 2 spots and a bar. Not really a tour and he rambled . We ended up leaving when at the dive bar where I had no idea where our guide even went.
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Susanne_b
Mar 29, 2024
Interesting but superficial - We’ve heard 5 stories of very diverse backgrounds. A more recent suicide-murder, the casket women, the Laurie Hause, the pirate, and a wealthy person who gambled his mansion away. I guess in a place that is relatively “new” it’s hard to find enough material. What was available could have been nicely woven in the larger context of the city, how the city was build, the attempts to attract more women, more about voodoo and the unique cultural blending. Bottom line more history instead of the legends with references to movies and movie stars instead of historical context
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Keyianam2024
Feb 3, 2024
Disappointing 21+ tour - This tour was really disappointing. There weren’t nearly as many stories as I expected. Contrarily to the itinerary, we did not hear about the Pharmacy Museum nor Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar. We booked the 21+ tour in hopes of a good spook, but most of the stories weren’t frightening at all- our guide mostly spoke of her personal beliefs rather than real accounts. We left the tour disappointed that we hadn’t picked another company, and sad that we couldn’t truly get a feel for NOLA’s spooky after dark history.
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Cassie_j
Apr 5, 2024
Save your money! - You literally didn’t do anything exclusive, all they do is tell stories & walk you around the square & the streets, literally something you can do yourself & just look up the stories on google, definitely not worth the $75 AT ALL. 30min in we stopped at a bar that only takes cash to get a drink, literally have the group left at the bar stop including me because it was just so boring. Do not recommend.
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