New Orleans has often been called the most haunted city in America. Above-ground cemeteries, hundred-year-old mansions, and a colorful history of very spooky residents create an atmosphere that’s perfect for Halloween fun.

Due to its rich history, there are many companies in New Orleans that offer “haunted” tours of the city’s most “haunted” locations.

Besides being spooky, these tours are a great way to learn the storied past of our wonderful city. Check out the three tours below and start planning your haunted getaway to New Orleans!

St. Louis Cemetery No.1. Photo by Allison Meier via Wikimedia Commons

Haunted History Tours

For the last 20 years, Haunted History has offered one of the best-known haunted walking tours in New Orleans. Through historical research and an intuitive knowledge of the city, their licensed guides take you to sites of documented hauntings in the French Quarter.

You’ll get to visit historically haunted hotels and bars, as well as Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, the headquarters of pirate Jean Lafitte’s smuggling business.

The tour is offered at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly and lasts about 2 hours. Tickets are $25 for adults and $14 for children under 12. Schedule a tour here.

Ghost City

Ghost City’s tour brings its guests to a combination of New Orleans’ well know and lesser know haunted locations. Regarding its variety of locations, Ghost City says: “You will get to go to the LaLaurie Mansion and hear the real story behind the hauntings there, and you’ll also get to hear about secret brothels and hidden haunted treasures that New Orleans is notoriously known for.”

Schedule a tour here.

The LaLaurie Mansion. Photo by Reading Tom via Wikimedia

Gray Line’s Cemetery & Voodoo Walking Tour

This tour will take you through St. Louis Cemetery #1, famous for containing the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. St. Louis Cemetery first opened in 1789 and is the most famous of New Orleans’ beautiful and spooky above-ground cemeteries.

You’ll learn Laveau’s life story and her contribution to the evolution of Voodoo, as well as New Orleans’ unique burial customs. The tour is a great way to learn lesser-known history about the various social practices regarding death and burial in the city.

Check out an in-depth schedule and book your tour here.

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No matter what time of year it is, taking a tour of New Orleans is always a great idea. Book a room at New Orleans’ most elegant and historic hotel today!