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Our most recommended New Orleans Ghost & Vampire Tours

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour Haunted Cemetery and City Tour at Night

    1. New Orleans: 2-Hour Haunted Cemetery and City Tour at Night

    Begin your tour in the heart of the French Quarter. Meet your guide and board the bus to head to the tour's first location. Along the way learn some fascinating New Orleans Voodoo history. Arrive at the first stop, an above-ground cemetery. Experience its spooky atmosphere, but don't be scared, even if you're the only group in the cemetery. Then, get ready to walk over a burial ground containing 1000s of spirits who met their unfortunate fate in a tragic event. Finish off the tour by stopping at a haunted mansion, the Coven House from "American Horror Story". Here you will have the opportunity to take a picture before going back to the French Quarter.

    Jeff and the driver were beyond exceptional. They were funny and informative. Great night. Definitely recommend this for anyone coming to New Orleans.

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

    2. 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 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 ...

    Sandra D was awesome! She was a wonderful story teller and has a way of really drawing you in so you’re hanging on her every word! Very thoughtful and kind. It was a scorcher the day of our trip and she kept us in the shade as much as possible and allowed plenty of time for breaks. Very knowledgeable, couldn’t have asked for a better time. 10/10 would definitely recommend!!

  • New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

    3. New Orleans: Night Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour

    A visit to New Orleans famous “Cities of the Dead” is a must-do for anyone visiting this city. Hauntingly beautiful and elaborately ornate, these cemeteries also hold stories of ghosts, past and present, which will chill you to the core. This cemetery tour is offered under the cover of night. You'll leave the French Quarter behind as your bus creeps along Esplanade Avenue to what used to be the edge of town, but is now the bustling neighborhoods of Mid-City and City Park. There are 42 cemeteries in the New Orleans area, and throughout this experience you will visit several of them. Your guides will discuss the unique burial rituals and practices during the stroll, as you are offered an up-close and personal look at some of the most popular cemeteries.

    Our guide, Steve, made the experience really fun. He was super knowledgeable and funny. We had a great time!

  • New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    4. New Orleans: French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

    Immerse yourself in New Orleans’ mysterious history on a guided city walking tour. Wander through the historical neighborhood of Tremé / Lafitte — the home of jazz — as you hear about local culture, burial rites, and voodoo practices.

    Meet your guide and start your tour with a stroll through the lively French Quarter. Learn about the neighborhood’s history and local African American culture as you make your way to Louis Armstrong Park. 

    Follows the paths through the park to the area formerly known as Congo Square. Discover the history of this place, where enslaved people would meet to socialize and dance on their days off.

    Continue onto the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 — the oldest of the city’s cemeteries. Learn why the dead are buried above ground, and how the vaults are built.

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    Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

  • New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    5. New Orleans: Haunted Pub Crawl

    Make your way to the Jax Brewery building just outside of Landry's Seafood to meet your local licensed guide who will be waiting for you just outside the building 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. The tour is alcohol friendly (feel free to bring a drink with you), and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent bar stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide Colby had a great personality, very informational about all the history of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    6. New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

    A carriage tour at night is a wonderfully spooky way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. Visit famous haunted locations and be introduced to the ghostly lore and legends that New Orleans' French Quarter is known for. Thanks to 300 years of tragedy, New Orleans is filled with true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires.  With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn...

    We love our carriage ride! Our driver Emily was super sweet and knowledgeable. We got to see parts of the French quarter we’ve never seen before. I’d highly recommend this to anyone.

  • New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo & Vampire Adults Only Tour

    7. New Orleans: Ghost, Crime, Voodoo & Vampire Adults Only 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 re...

  • New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    8. New Orleans: 2-Hour Ghosts & Vampires Walking Tour

    Take a thrilling 2-hour walking tour around the haunted streets of New Orleans’s French Quarter and learn about some of the mysteries of the spooky city. Led by professional guides and storytellers, you will get an intense tour of grisly ghost stories and blood-thirsty vampires. Departing every night at 06:00 PM and 08:00 PM, the tour takes a walk through the dark streets and shadowy corners of the city’s most famous neighborhood. You will hear about Madame Lalaurie and her love of torture and learn why you should fear the Mad Butcher. Discover if there are vampires in the Ursulines Convent and what happened to the beautiful Octoroon Mistress. To steady your nerves, enjoy buy one get one free hurricane drinks in the hour prior to each tour. Just head to the Voodoo Lounge and grab your 2-for-1 cocktail as you prepare to embark on the most gruesome journey of your life! You will get a lo...

    Mary J was so much fun! The ghost believers in our group were thrilled with her spooky stories and those who did not believe loved the history that she taught. She gave us the perfect amount of information which left us wanting to do more research about the ghosts of New Orleans.

  • New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost Tour

    9. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost Tour

    Make your way to the French Quarter to meet your guide, a historian with at least a Bachelors degree in history. Your guide might be a history teacher or college professor or a history student, but the emphasis is always on history and not theater. The tour visits 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 such as the 'Sultan's Palace'. This is the only ghost tour in New Orleans with access inside a haunted building. The tour is kid and alcohol friendly and is a 2-hour leisurely stroll just under a mile long with frequent stops and restroom breaks.

    Our guide was very knowledgeable. I appreciated her down to earth attitude and honesty. She didn’t overhype things and knew the city well. Well worth the money!

  • New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    10. New Orleans: Drunk History Tour

    Follow your guide through the magical streets of the Vieux Carre and visit historic and cultural landmarks on this 2-hour tour. See the exact location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803, the famous St, Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and many other sites that played a vital role in the history of New Orleans. Of course, no New Orleans tour would be complete without some stories of voodoo, ghosts and vampires, and this one is no exception! Before the tour ends you’ll know where to find the most predictable ghost in New Orleans. You’ll also visit the most haunted house in the city and multiple locations where vampires have been seen! Your guide will tell you how the practice of voodoo came to New Orleans. Learn about the voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and visit property given to her as payment for her magic! You’ll also see locations where voodoo ceremonies were held. Check ...

    If you’re looking for a tour that covers a little bit of everything New Orleans with a personable tour guide full of “useless knowledge,” as he says, then this tour with Coty is your best bet.

New Orleans ghost tours: Everything you need to know

See for yourself if New Orleans is the most-haunted city in America, as some people say. The popular southern city has a vast history and culture consisting of a terrifying dark mythology and scary supernatural legends.

Join a New Orleans ghost tour to learn more about why the city is home to multiple unsolved mysteries. Hear stories of real documented reports of vampires and ghosts lurking the streets. Explore the dark side of New Orleans on a haunted tour.

What should I expect on a New Orleans ghost tour?

You can expect to wander through horrifying streets while seeing some of the city’s most important landmarks on the way. Two in one! Landmarks may include the famous St Louis Cathedral and Mississippi River.

You'll visit several supposedly haunted spots in the city. Which locations can you expect to visit? Expect to see LaLaurie Mansion, the inspiration for the film American Horror Story, and City of the Dead, the oldest cemetery in New Orleans.

Don’t worry, you aren’t expected to ghost hunt for yourself as an expert local will fill you in. Speak up if you have a question or see something spooky along the way!

For those of you who want to try something a little different, New Orleans offers some haunted pub crawls and haunted history tours. You’ll make your way through the creepiest locations, like America’s oldest building, while stopping for a drink (or three). Sorry to say, drinks aren’t included but they are available and there may be special discounts (who doesn’t love a freebie?).

Some tours offer an extra special something by providing you with a ghost and paranormal detector as you roam the streets ghost hunting. You’ll get your very own device to use on the tour. See for yourselves why New Orleans is the most-haunted city in America!

How long do the ghost tours last?

Most tours that you’ll find are 2 hours long, but you can find some longer ones. In general, they range from 1 hour to as many as 8 (that’s a full day of ghost hunting!)

What should I prepare for on a ghost tour in New Orleans?

For tours that stop by bars or pubs, please remember to bring your passport or ID card. In America, don't forget you need to be 21 or over to buy alcohol.

Weather conditions may vary, so you may want to bring a sweater. Not to mention that this can also serve as a cover to hide from the ghouls…

What makes New Orleans known for ghost tours?

The Louisiana city has a rich history that covers not just ghosts and ghouls, but also voodoos, vampires, witches, and even pirates. The city is also home to the final resting place of many of New Orleans’s most notable personalities. You may have heard about Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, whose tomb is one of the most popular burial sites in the country.

Did you know that New Orleans has a traditional burial practice where the same vaults are recycled and reused?

Visit the location where a young woman broke free after two men had been holding her captive and feeding off her blood! Tours in the French Quarter may cover this spooky spot.

You may also get to see St. Germain House, a former residence of a rumored vampire.

Best areas and neighborhoods for ghost tours around the city

French Quarter

You can be certain that many tours will cover the French Quarter, the oldest area in the city of New Orleans. You’ll hear about the neighborhood’s unsolved and tragic killings, in addition to sightings of ghosts and vampires.

St. Louis Cemetery

Dare to be scared at the City of the Dead (also known as St. Louis Cemetery). Many tours also include the city’s oldest and most interesting burial ground (cemetery). They even bury the dead above ground. Will you make it out alive?



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What people are saying about New Orleans

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,171 reviews

I was in a Small Group of Three people all together Geoff was a Gem I learned more in 10 mins than I would have if I walked all day in those cemeteries..Knowledgeable great sense of humor and decent person

Jeff and the driver were beyond exceptional. They were funny and informative. Great night. Definitely recommend this for anyone coming to New Orleans.

Our guide Coty was amazing, and knew a lot of the historical facts about the locations we visited. He made the tour more exciting will his knowledge.

Taylor was awesome......knowledgeable, friendly & entertaining. Highly recommend!

The tour guide was informative, fun, and very helpful with questions!!!