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13 Best New Orleans Ghost Tours

Last Updated on June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments
best new orleans ghost tours
Last Updated on June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

There's a good reason why New Orleans ghost tours are such a hot commodity for history buffs and thrill seekers alike; New Orleans proudly holds the title as one of the most haunted cities in America.

Teeming with spooky stories and excitement around every corner, the best New Olreans ghost tours are a fun way to explore a city infamous for its ties to vampires, ghosts, true crime and more, offering a double-dose of entertainment along with education.

Below, you’ll find standout picks for New Orleans ghost tours throughout the historic French Quarter and beyond. Sign up for one today — if you dare!

 

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A Delicious Twist on New Orleans Ghost Tours

Food tours in New Orleans are another fun way to explore NOLA’s spooky history — but with a foodie twist. In addition to stopping at famed local eateries and sampling the best food in New Orleans, expert guides will introduce you to historic neighborhoods, buildings, gardens and cemeteries while filling you in on local legends.

Of course, if you’d like to take a deep-dive into more New Orleans haunted tours, there is no shortage of them in this legend-steeped city. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best options for New Orleans tours to kick-off your otherworldly exploration.

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1. French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour

This New Orleans ghost tour from Haunted History Tours is touted as one of the best ghost tours in New Orleans. On this two-hour trip through the French Quarter, you’ll learn about the ghostly, ghastly and ghoulish goings-on that haunt the oldest neighborhood of New Orleans. And spookiest of all, the French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour is rooted in history. Families are welcome on this tour: Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children. 

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2. Vampire Tours in New Orleans

Another option from Haunted History Tours, enter the world of the undead with Vampire Tours in New Orleans! On this New Orleans ghost tour you’ll experience the legends and visit the locations of New Orleans vampires, including a visit to a vampire tavern. The tour lasts 90 minutes and is offered nightly, meeting in front of the St. Louis Cathedral. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children.   

3. The Ghosts of New Orleans Tour

Visit some of New Orleans’ most haunted locations on this walking New Orleans ghost tour. The Ghosts of New Orleans Tour from Ghost City Tours of New Orleans visits haunted hotspots like the infamous LaLaurie Mansion and Jackson Square. Although spooky, this outing is suitable for all ages. Tickets to this 90-minute New Orleans haunted tour cost $19.99 for adults and $9.99 for children.

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4. Cemetery Nightly Bus Tour

Go beyond the French Quarter on the BYOB Cemetery Nightly Bus Tour through New Orleans’ infamous cemeteries. Led by NOLA Ghost Riders, you’ll visit the city’s infamous above-ground cemeteries under the cover of night as you learn creepy facts and legends from your guide. This New Orleans ghost tour lasts two hours, and tickets start at $28. 

5. New Orleans History & Haunts Carriage Tour

Take a trot around town on the New Orleans History & Haunts Carriage Tour from Royal Carriages. You’ll explore the French Quarter’s most haunted spots from a vintage-style mule-drawn carriage as your guide regales you with tales of New Orleans’ haunted history. This small-group New Orleans ghost tour is limited to just eight people and lasts one hour. Tickets are $50 per person. 

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6. New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire & French Quarter Tour

Stop by the city’s most eerie sites at night with a knowledgeable guide on the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire & French Quarter Tour from Witches Brew Tours. You’ll visit attractions like the LaLaurie Mansion and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum while hearing stories about New Orleans’ Voodoo, ghost and vampire history. With an easy-to-find meeting spot in the French Quarter, this walking tour will be a stress-free, exciting way to spend an evening. This New Orleans ghost tour lasts about two hours. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

7. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Walk Around Tour

Visit New Orleans’ oldest above-ground cemetery on the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Walk Around Tour from Storyville Tour Co. On this 90 minute tour, you’ll learn about the history of Cemetery No. 1 from a knowledgeable guide. You’ll also visit the final resting places of infamous New Orleans residents like renowned Voodoo practicioner Marie Laveau. Tickets for this New Orleans ghost tour are $18 for adults and $10 for children.

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8. Haunted Pub Crawl Tour

On the Haunted Pub Crawl Tour from New Orleans Ghost Adventures, you’ll explore the French Quarter, hearing stories about ghosts, murders and hauntings as you hop from bar to bar, equipped with an EMF meter while you grab drinks to go. Drinks and the potential for the paranormal? This is the ultimate New Orleans ghost tour! The whole experience lasts about two hours and costs $27 per person (adults 21+ only). 

9. New Orleans Ghosts & Haunts Nighttime Bus Tour

Tired of sight-seeing on foot? Prop your feet up on a nighttime New Orleans ghost tour by bus! With Haunted History Tours, you’ll travel outside the French Quarter to visit some of the most haunted sites around New Orleans. Expert guides will fill you in on the haunted history of the sites you visit. This bus tour lasts two hours and tickets are $45. 

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10. Sinister Criminal Intentions Tour

Offered by Unique NOLA, this adults-only haunted history tour through the French Quarter takes you to some of New Orleans’ most grisly and gruesome spots as a guide shares with you the details of true crimes committed in the area. From the beastly LaLaurie and Trunk murders to the Katrina Cannibal, you’ll need to prep yourself for a night of true-crime horror. This New Orleans ghost tour lasts about three hours and tickets are $30. 

11. 5-in-1 New Orleans Ghost & Mystery Tour

Get a sampling of the chills and thrills New Orleans has to offer from five different thematic tours in one. Haunted History Tours strikes again for this New Orleans ghost tour, where a local guide will recount local legends and true tales of ghosts, vampires, witchcraft, Voodoo and unexplained mysteries. The tour lasts about two hours and tickets are $25 for adults, $14 for children.  

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12. French Quarter Ghost Tour

This New Orleans ghost tour by Free Tours by Foot is a fun way to explore NOLA’s haunted history without busting your travel budget. You’ll visit legendary haunted locations like Pirates Alley and The Hotel Monteleone while an entertaining guide regales you with stories, legends and history. This tour is two hours long, and admission is pay-as-you-like for groups over five. For groups of five or less, tickets are $2.50.

13. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & 2 and Voodoo Tour

Another graveyard excursion, this time from NOLA Historic tours, the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 & 2 and Voodoo Tour is the perfect mix of spooky and informative. Led by Robert Florence, local guide and author of New Orleans Cemeteries and City of the Dead, you’ll get an introduction to famous New Orleans residents of the past and hear all about their “humorous, tragic and inspiring stories.” This New Orleans ghost tour is about two hours; tickets are $25 for adults and $7 for children.

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Find a New Orleans ghost tour to your liking? Once you’ve gone on one of the best haunted tours in New Orleans, don’t forget to treat yourself to a good meal and a strong New Orleans drink. You’re alive, after all!

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