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New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

1. New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

Listen to stories of witchcraft and keep watch for spirits on a guided city walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the historical French Quarter, as you indulge in stories of magic, ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners from your expert guide. Travel to several of the city's venerated neighborhoods, soaking up stories about the witches, ghosts, vampires, and Voodoo practitioners who have contributed to the city's colorful past. Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through New Orleans’ haunted history. Pass outside well-known sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the Old Ursuline Convent. See the exterior of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where bloodletting and leeching took place in the 19th century. From the outside, see the house where Jacques Saint Germain — who was rumored to be a vampire — once lived. Plus, hear chilling tales of LaLaurie House and its mistress, Madame LaLaurie. Let your guide entertain you with local folklore as you continue past the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. The final stop of your activity is outside Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, where your spooky experience will end.

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New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

2. New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to a special event with live actors on October 30. Win prizes such as a $1000 GetYourGuide gift card, a real coffin, and much more. Discover New Orleans’ famous locations in the French Quarter while playing the role of a ghost trying to reach the afterlife. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and the exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. After your booking, get an email with instructions on how to download and play. Start at Jackson Square and enjoy 1.5 to 2 hours of gameplay with no time limit. Play at your own pace, and use the offline option to save data. Finish, at the famous LaLaurie Mansion. Participate with larger groups, by having one person purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play, or they can purchase it individually.

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New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

3. New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

Discover the historic and haunted French Quarter and learn more about New Orleans' savage past on a 90-minute tour through the Vieux Carre. Visit the real buildings and homes where these horrors took place, with a dedicated, licensed entertainer and historian telling the stories and hauntings of the eerily creepy history of the oldest sector of the city. Hear the real story and timeline behind the Lalaurie Mansion, Marie Laveau and everything that wasn't explained in American Horror Story, including which celebrity later went on to purchase this mansion and arguably "lost his mind" while living there. As a bonus, find out which celebrities own homes in the French Quarter, where the scenes from famous movies were filmed and who loves this city so much they purchased a mausoleum to be buried in. Meet your guide at a central location in the French Quarter at a haunted bar where you will have an exclusive drink discount, and since you're in New Orleans, you can take the drink with you. As you make your way through the creepiest locations, stop at the half-way point, at the rumored oldest building in America that still serves alcohol, for a drink and bathroom break. Finish your tour in the infamous alley where the Pirate's used to come for a glass of rum and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations and directions to the nightlife hotspots, cafes and restaurants nearby.

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New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

4. New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of New Orleans on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of New Orleans. Walk through the historic French Quarter while keeping an eye out for unexplainable sights. Visit Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a bar that dates back to the 1700s. See Lalaurie Mansion, the 1800s building with a gory history. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of New Orleans.

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New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

5. New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

Listen as your guide tells you all about the wild history of New Orleans. Be transported through time as your experienced storyteller paints a detailed picture of what life was like during different eras of French Quarter history. Hear about how Yellow Fever took a toll on the city. Let your guide regale you with the story of the famous Jackson Square and the establishment of La Nouvelle Orleans. Become enlightened about how enslaved people lived and their impact on religion and culture. Discuss what makes the architecture so incredibly unique. Cover the historical red light district to the earliest notes of sweet jazz. Laugh and cry as you grapple with all that New Orleans has gone through to get where it is today. Take an adventure through the real, gritty history of New Orleans.

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What people are saying about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Marie J was awesome. I ended up doing his tour alone as my husband bailed at the last minute. She kept checking up on me. It was in my bucket list to come here and she made extra special by being so passionate and fun. I would do it again myself and will definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

James was a wonderful tour guide. gave us all sorts of info that was interesting and entertaining. We would love definitely recommend this tour.

Our guide, whose last name was Raven, was that absolute best part! The stories were great, but the knowledge and research were next level!

Cindy was wonderful and very informative. Can't wait to come back with my husband!

Really enjoyed our tour! Was scary and humorous for the kids