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New Orleans Ghost Tour

Good food, live music, and of course, ghosts! The streets of New Orleans are crawling with ghosts and ghouls, and there’s no better way to experience the haunted side of the Big Easy than with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our New Orleans Ghost Tour

We offer the best ghost tours in the country, and we’ll guide you through the horrors of the Louisiana Bayou, all while learning about the exciting history of America’s most unique city. Locals and tourists alike will have a fantastic time on a spooky ghost tour through the French Quarter. Book your New Orleans ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Such a delightful walking tour in the Garden District. We saw beautiful homes of historical relevance as well as several of movie stars. It was intere...

05.08.24
Cherie Egger
 

Five Stars

Royale was a terrific tour guide. We learned a lot of history of the various people who settled in New Orleans as well as the ghosts who haunt this ar...

04.21.24
Rhonda Lindsey
 

Five Stars

I loved the tour. Captain Tee did a great job walking us around the garden district! I highly recommend this tour to other visitors to NOLA.

04.20.24
Arun Swaminathan
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Why is New Orleans So Haunted?

With a vibrant history that spans three centuries, there’s no place like New Orleans. The cultural clash of African, French and Spanish traditions has created a unique environment where ghosts and spirits thrive in the streets of the French Quarter. The city was founded in 1718 by the French on land that was originally inhabited by the Chitimacha tribe.

 

The city always held strategic importance, being situated at the delta of the Mississippi River. New Orleans was highly sought after by every colonial power and even fell under Spanish rule for a short period. Even after the Louisiana Purchase, when New Orleans became an American city, it kept its own character, retaining its unique culture. Pirates and smugglers ruled, often holding more power than the local government.

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The city was an important route for trading smuggled goods to and from the Caribbean and into the Mississippi River basin. Catholicism and African traditions clashed to create Voodoo, giving the city its own spirituality and leaving behind a spooky aura that still hangs over the city today. Some quirky characters are known to haunt the city.

The people of New Orleans are resilient, having survived numerous tragedies over the years. Fires, epidemics, hurricanes, but the people of the Big Easy stand firm, and so do the ghosts! 

Why should you tour with us?

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You're fascinated by witches and ghosts and vampires!

Whether this is your first ghost tour or just one of many, a city like New Orleans is a rarity. This popular tourist destination is home to some of the most outrageous stories - all true, all documented. In a city that’s seemingly surrounded by spirits, we take you on an incredible journey through the city’s most haunted locations each with a more remarkable and in some cases, more ominous story than the last.

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You want to find out if your favorite horror stories are true

It’s a well-known fact that New Orleans is one of the most haunted cities in the nation, if not the world. But what happened that gave the Mardi Gras capital of the world this title? What events led to the dead outnumbering the living? We’ll share the stories that are stranger than fiction and take you to the actual sites where they occurred. You’re about to get a true history lesson on the dark side of New Orleans.

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You want to get into ghost hunting

Tourists venture to New Orleans for a variety of reasons, and one of those is to specifically go ghost hunting. We’re going to take you to the sites of New Orleans’s most haunted locations and give you a cheat sheet on who to look for. Whether you’re a professional ghost hunter or are out here for fun, NOLA Ghosts will give you the lowdown on the city’s haunted past, who to look out for, and what to avoid.

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You want to walk off all of the delicious Cajun food

There is so much that New Orleans is famous for; the incredible Cajun food is just one of many. If you’ve had all the Cajun food you can eat and are looking for a way to burn it off, why not join us for a walking tour of the area’s well-known haunts? Before you know it, you’ve gotten your steps in, received a history lesson you can’t get anywhere else, and just made room for more of New Orleans’s famous Cajun food!

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You want some otherworldly inspiration

The shows that are based on this city are great but they don’t really dig deep into the creation of it. Maybe those are the stories you want to tell. Maybe you’re ready to start that book or screenplay about the dark and tragic stories behind the heart of New Orleans. This is a great place to start! If stories are what you’re after, our NOLA ghost tour makes the perfect launching point.

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You want to make it a New Orleans-style bachelor/bachelorette party

Your friend is about to tie the knot so why not give them an experience they’ll never forget? It doesn’t get much more special and unique than a ghost tour in a place with a deep-rooted history and documented evidence of the unexplained. Now THAT’S a party that will be outrageously unforgettable and will be one that will haunt the happy couple till death does them apart…and after!

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN NEW ORLEANS, LA

BEAUREGARD-KEYES HOUSE

No doubt, this house in the French Quarter is one of the spookiest spots in New Orleans. The design of the home is stunning. Sporting a pale and butternut color scheme, it almost entices you to step inside. However, don’t let beautiful architecture influence you too much. The home is known to house several spirits that refuse to leave.

The LaLaurie Mansion

The LaLaurie is a site that’s filled with a sinister history. The mansion sits prominently on Royal Street, and the stories of what went on there will make your skin crawl. Madame LaLaurie was a sadistic serial killer who used the mansion to perform her gruesome acts. She was known to use the rooms as torture chambers for slaves that were unlucky enough to cross paths with her. This stop isn’t for the faint of heart, so be sure you’re ready before stepping inside.

The Witch of the Opera House

The French Opera House was an extremely popular site for the city’s elite. At one point, it even had the moniker as the capital of opera in America. Everything took a twisted turn when the opera house burned down in 1919. Marguerite was an alluring figure on the New Orleans opera scene. She was no singer but was incredibly beautiful. In her later days, she courted a young lover who ultimately left her for a younger woman. After killing her ex-lover and his new partner, she hung herself right in the opera house. Some say her spirit still lurks the hallow grounds to this day.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021