New Orleans Ghost Bus Tour: Night-Time Cemetery Adventure
4.6
2,132 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a spine-chilling adventure with the New Orleans Ghost Bus Tour. Explore eerie graveyards after dark and uncover the city's haunted past. Are you brave enough?
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Masonic Temple Cemetery #2 - Founded in 1865 by the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana Free and Accepted Masons, the Masonic Cemetery expresses a character distinct from the Catholic cemeteries that dominate the city. It is known for its many unusual, elaborate tombs, a reputation due in part to the cemetery’s communal nature: members of lodges pooled resources to purchase large group tombs. Occupying two oddly shaped city blocks, the cemetery is triangular in plan, with Conti Street bisecting it. The triangular footprint of the bordering streets overlaid with the cemetery’s angular internal walkways mimics the Masonic emblem of the square and compass. Cast-iron picket fences enclose its two distinct sections, while oak allées line its northern and western edges. Tombs are compactly arranged in rows parallel to Bienville Street, with a wide, paved promenade cutting through the center to provide access to smaller walkways between rows.
What's Included
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Professional driver/guide assistance
  • Engaging live commentary on board
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Caution! This journey is exclusively for the courageous! NOLA Ghost Riders offers the most original and superior cemetery tour at night. This adventure takes guests on a voyage into our distinct culture of above-ground burials and rich history by leading them into real graveyards in the dark. Numerous participants have come out of this excursion feeling spooked, some even possessing snapshots that seem downright supernatural, so don’t forget your camera!

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • *While we want you to enjoy the benefits of BYOB, we also encourage you to drink responsibly. Please be respectful of others on the tour. If you are being disruptive, you will be asked to leave the tour. Thank you
Location
Voodoo Tavern and PoBoys
Decatur Street
We meet at VooDoo Tavern & Poboys 1140 Decatur St. New Orleans La. 70116 Please arrive 30 minutes prior tour time for check-in
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Jason_g
Apr 13, 2024
Great time - Bis driver MJ and tour guide Raphael was fun we had a blast and very informative. Would definitely do it again
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Christiana_m
Apr 13, 2024
We loved it! - We had Raffle as our guide and he was incredible! Truly felt like we had a rich history overview and understanding of NOLA culture. I would 100% recommend joining this experience.
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Teresa_f
Apr 8, 2024
Excellent - So much history and information on this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about the history and the paranormal experiences her patrons were looking for. She was dedicated to respecting the lives and the final resting places of the departed.
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Jenny_g
Apr 8, 2024
Unexpected fun! - So.... our bus was a bit late because it broke down and we had a rowdy group with us (it is NOLA after all). We almost opted out and Viator was flexible with us due to the circumstances, however, our daughter decided to push through anyways. We went, and our host controlled the atmosphere beautifully - he was fantastic! This was a highlight for me, and I'd say be prepared for a wild ride, yes, but be prepared to be wowed too!
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Paul
Apr 8, 2024
Great Tour - Really interesting tour. Kendel was a great tour guide who made the whole experience by sharing his own experiences of the graveyards and the Katrina hurricane. Highly recommended.
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Amber_h
Apr 7, 2024
Fun with friends - Put your guide was amazing very friendly and knowledgeable. My friends and I had a great experience!
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Brooke_i
Apr 6, 2024
Very knowledgeable and... - Very knowledgeable and willing to be personable with the group. Learned a lot from this tour and will come back.
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Tom_r
Apr 6, 2024
Ghostly Good Time! - Henry, our tour guide, was very knowledgable, funny and showed us some unbelievable ghost pictures during the tour. This was a lot of fun, scary and informational all at the same time. Would definitlety recommednd this and will do this tour again someday.
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Michelebw8311ej
Apr 13, 2024
Informative and interesting - not scary - The tour was informative and our driver, Bob, infused some humor into his storytelling. The bus took us past a few cemeteries and the driver spoke briefly about each one. We were allowed into two other Cemetaries, including the Charity Hospital Cemetary, where there is a memorial for the Katrina victims and where the unidentified were buried. Our driver provided an informative description of the above ground burial process, which I found interesting. We were permitted to walk through and take photos, trying to capture "ghosts". There was a stop at cafe, for personal comfort break and option to purchase snacks and beverages. It was not a scary tour. Mostly enjoyed it.
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Candice_h
Apr 6, 2024
Skip the tour - go by yourself at night. - Stephanie is an amazing tour guide and very plugged into the ghost tourism scene. My lower score is purely for the fact that I paid $90 for my fiancé and I to walk around a cemetery at night…and we got 5 minutes. Literally. 5. Whole. Minutes. The drunken fools on the tour were expected. They were noisy to the point I couldn’t hear the guide, and the guide wasn’t mic’d so that was tough too.
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