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New Orleans: French Quarter Haunted Walking Tour

1. New Orleans: French Quarter Haunted Walking 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.

New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

2. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Murder Tour

Learn about the ghostly history of New Orleans on this tour of the French Quarter. Visit famous landmarks, hear fascinating stories, and immerse yourself in the haunted world of this atmospheric district. Make your way to the French Quarter to meet your historian guide. Visit places like the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on 'American Horror Story Coven'), May Bailey's Brothel (as seen on Travel Channels 'Ghost Adventures'), and many other sites. Embark on the only ghost tour in New Orleans with access inside a haunted building. Enjoy a tour that is kid and alcohol friendly. Take a leisurely stroll through the haunted history of New Orleans´ French Quarter with frequent stops and restroom breaks.

New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

3. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

Make your way to the Jax Brewery building to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you at the entrance to Bon's New Orleans Street Food to check you in with your confirmation email. This tour visits the most fascinating and haunted places throughout the city, including the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (as seen on "American Horror Story: Coven"), and many other sites such as the Sultan's Palace or Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop. This is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks. Enjoy an alcohol-friendly tour, with opportunities to purchase cocktails at the start of trip.

New Orleans: Adults Only Ghost Tour w/ Haunted Bldg Access

4. New Orleans: Adults Only Ghost Tour w/ Haunted Bldg Access

Sink your soul into the seductive spirits of murder, suicide, and the paranormal on this unique walking tour in New Orleans. Uncover the dark history of the city through the nightmarish tales of your guide. Begin near Congo Square, the birthplace of jazz and New Orleans voodoo, and hear about the square's darker side. Partake of elixirs, leave offerings of baubles and beads, and pray its enough to keep the demons of New Orleans from leaving you in a spiraling quagmire of insanity. Raven’s Omen will burn through the hottest hell as it sends the chill of death to your soul. Unearth the Devil’s Empire and feel its lifeless grip as the pulse of New Orleans sends you further into the shadows. Is it voodoo posession, madness, or PTSD? Hear the story of Zack and Addie to find out.

New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo, and Vampires Guided Tour

5. New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo, and Vampires Guided Tour

At Hottest Hell Tours we evolve our tours weekly as new stories are unearthed and the spirits guide us - no two tours are exactly the same. A night with one of our local experts can cover murder, music, mayhem, and more. Choose between a standard tour, or an option with HELLVISION, where we bring handheld projectors to visually recreate some of the most frightening scenes of the past. All travelers meet under the glowing arch of Armstrong Park, where some of the earliest gatherings of Voodoo and Hoodoo practitioners took place. Depending on your guide, you might take a short walk near the old Parish Prison, the haunting site of The American Mafia. Here we reveal the hidden history of organized crime in North America, from the largest mass lynching in U.S. history, to one of the nation’s most notorious and unsolved cases of serial murder: the dreaded Axe-man. For those who love more recent macabre moments, tour-goers might request the tragic, ripped-from-the-headlines reality of a pair of star-crossed lovers whose relationship ended in dismemberment and demonic possession. On any given night we might visit Marie Laveau’s house, the famed Voodoo Queen who once ruled New Orleans from the shadows. Or maybe you’ll hear about the scandal of the Sultan’s Palace, the scene of an infamous orgy turned into a grotesque blood bath. A stroll to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop brings you to one of the oldest bars in North America, still haunted by boozed-up patrons from its treacherous past. From there, all roads lead to Madame Lalaurie. Travel through the black and blood red history of the city once called “The Hottest Hell,” guided by living experts who can curate the tour of your dreams - or nightmares - depending on your mood.

New Orleans Ghost Hunt: Underworld Exploration Game

6. New Orleans Ghost Hunt: Underworld Exploration Game

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 exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Jackson Square, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous LaLaurie Mansion. For larger groups, one person can 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 the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

New Orleans Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

7. New Orleans Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will serve as your personalized tour guide, audio companion, and interactive map for the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter. Once downloaded, your tour begins alongside the Mississippi River. From there, you’ll stroll along the riverfront to Washington Artillery Park for great views of the city’s beautiful Jackson Square. Then you’ll stop by the world-famous Cafe du Monde French Market and hear some fascinating history of this must-see hotspot. As you wander deeper into the French Quarter, the vibrant sounds of jazz invite you to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Here, uncover the city's unrivaled musical history, from the birth of jazz to its evolution into a global phenomenon. Turning onto St. Philip Street, you’ll be greeted by a golden statue of Joan of Arc, where you’ll dive into the longstanding connection between New Orleans and France. Then you’ll turn back the clock further to hear what this land used to be before European colonization. Next, stop at the birthplace of Danny Barker and revisit the journey of this legendary banjoist and guitarist. Then continue on to the BK Historic House and Gardens, the site of a dramatic (and violent) true story of mafiosos and one stubborn local businessman. As you approach the LaLaurie Mansion on Royal Street, you’ll discover the spine-chilling true history behind this landmark, which inspired a season of American Horror Story! Making your way to Bourbon Street, you’ll experience the pulse of New Orleans. The bustling street, filled with bars, clubs, and eateries, is the city's beating heart, and there’s never a dull moment to be found here! As you walk, you’ll also get acquainted with the difference between Cajun and Creole, the origins of Mardis Gras, and so much more. Then you’ll pay a visit to Louis Armstrong Park and learn about this jazz legend, his early years, and his everlasting impact on music. The last stretch of the tour features some of the most lavish mansions in the French Quarter, as well as tales of the fires which nearly wiped New Orleans off the map! At last, your tour concludes at Saint Louis Cathedral, just a couple blocks away from the spot where it began.

New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

8. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

Meet your local expert guide and visit the most haunted bars in New Orlean's famous French Quarter - many of them not known to tourists. Relax while taking a ghostly stroll in the French Quarter and uncover the haunted secrets of the city's most haunted pubs and bars. While the Pub Crawl focuses on ensuring the ghost stories and drinks keep flowing, there is also a a heavy emphasis on history. All of the locations you are taken to are thoroughly researched to ensure that you are given the facts about New Orleans’ haunted history. You'll visit the locations within the infamously haunted French Quarter where grisly acts have resulted in some of the most extreme hauntings you'll ever hear about.

New Orleans Original True Crime Pub Crawl

9. New Orleans Original True Crime Pub Crawl

Discover the Big Easy's sordid criminal stories, told by locals with the inside scoop. These murders range from historic to very modern. Included are stories of serial killers, unsolved mysteries and scandalous cases! Many are gory, graphic and blood drenched, and occasionally inadvertently funny. As we walk from murder locations, we will be making several pub stops because a little alcohol helps dull the pain! This is the perfect opportunity to sample some of New Orleans signature drinks. However, we are not stuffy or pretentious, you may drink anything you like or nothing at all - no judgements here in the Big Easy! It is much faster to let you choose and buy your own drinks, we do not provide them. If you are 21 or older, please join our talented guides for a true crime fan's ultimate journey into bloody murder.

New Orleans: Real Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Ghost Tour

10. New Orleans: Real Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Ghost Tour

Explore the French Quarter with a local occult researcher and Voodoo practitioner, who will walk you through the dark and fascinating history of Louisiana's most magical and deadly city, and learn about how Voodoo and Witchcraft have shaped New Orleans since it's founding. You'll get to take a stab at photographing one of the French Quarter's most famous ghosts, see the infamous Lalaurie Mansion (the most haunted house in New Orleans) up close, and visit a real temple where rituals are performed regularly... See sights along the way like Muriel's Jackson Square, New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral, Voodoo Authentica, and Lalaurie Mansion. Your experience will end in one of the French Quarter's beautiful hidden courtyards, where you'll be able to participate in casting a powerful group spell!

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What people are saying about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

John was the best tour guide ever, I loved the stories and I could hear him, which is hard in the streets during Marti Graw. He gave us the perfect amount of time in each bar to get a drink, chat and use the facilities. His personality was perfect for this and you need to hold onto him because he really makes the tour what it is! My 3 adult girls who were with me who don't want to "be with mom" had a fabulous time and thought this was the best tour ever! Also because of John. Thank you John for making my trip with the girls a success!

amazing I learned so much and our tour guide dartania was so great very knowledgeable and fun to enjoy the tour with! she was also in the best costume I've seen yet!

Our tour guide, bubby, made the trip! Not only was he hilarious but also had great stories and a lot of general knowledge of the area.

DJ was a really good tour guide. very knowledgeable about not just the tour but life. Would highly recommend.

The guide, Mark, was excellent with a good sense of humour and story telling