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New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
  • Explore New Orleans at night to see top sights such as the LaLaurie Mansion
  • No need to worry about getting lost under the moonlight—your guide knows the way
  • Hear stories about the city’s voodoo, witch, ghost, and vampire history
  • An easy-to-find meeting spot in the French Quarter makes for a stress-free start
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Does not enter buildings
400 Royal St , 400 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Center of the block at the steps of the Supreme Courthouse, directly across from Brennan's Restaurant.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar , 941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

We end our tours near Lafite's Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter.

Your ghostly adventure begins in the evening in the French Quarter. Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through the dark recesses of New Orleans’ haunted history. Steel yourself for legendary tales of wickedness, witchcraft, voodoo, ghosts, and vampires!

Your tour winds through the French Quarter, passing creepy sites such as Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, known for its questionable medical practices in the 19th century such as bloodletting and leeching. Hear blood‐curdling tales of LaLaurie Mansion and its wicked mistress Madame LaLaurie.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
French Quarter
Your local guide will share dark, mysterious stories and legends about these French Quarter haunts, some of which involve voodoo, witchcraft, ghosts and vampires!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Louis Dufilho, America’s First Licensed Pharmacist, opened what is known as the Pharmacy Museum in 1816. Now, this former apothecary shop hosts an assortment of medical exhibits from the past for your viewing pleasure.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Jackson Square
The beautiful landmark known as Jackson Square is named after the legendary General Jackson who led soldiers to victory during the Battle of New Orleans. On a Witches Brew tour, you’ll pass this location and get to view the statue of Jackson.
Pass By:  
Voodoo Authentica
Since the 1990s, Voodoo Authentica has been crafting handmade voodoo dolls, gris-gris bags and more from Dumaine Street in the French Quarter. This is just another legendary location that visitors are pointed towards during a Witches Brew Tours voodoo tour.
Stop At:  
Old Ursuline Convent Museum
Find out about the legend of the Casket Girls and how they were thought to be the first North American Vampires.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lalaurie Mansion
As you explore the French Quarter you will learn about the horrifying tales of slaves at the LaLaurie House and learn about various other ghostly and ghastly characters of New Orleans's sordid past.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
Visit one of New Orleans' oldest structures, and some of the former resident souls. Formerly the site of infamous Jean Lafitte’s illicit privateer operation, it's one of the most haunted buildings in the French Quarter.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Witches Brew Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure location for the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour?
A:The tour departs from the corner of Royal and Conti Streets directly across from Latrobe’s. (400 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour?
A:The tour meets 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do I have to make reservations in advance for the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour?
A:Yes. The city of New Orleans regulates the tour guide industry and places a numerical limit on the number of guests each guide can lead at one time. If you do not make reservations, we cannot guarantee that there will be an available tour guide.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour appropriate for children?
A:Although children are allowed on tour, we do not recommend the evening ghost tour for children under 12 as it does contain gruesome content.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in cases of bad weather on the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour?
A:Flooding, Tropical Storms, Hurricanes, Fires, and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning within the French Quarter are the only reasons a tour would be canceled. Tours are never canceled due to rain, cold, snow, sleet, or other inclement weather.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Tour handicap accessible?
A:Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible.
Apr 2021
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour.

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  • "Wear super comfortable shoes u will be doing a TON of walking." See review
  • "For a great price, this two hour tour is worth it." See review
  • "Be prepared to take in several different haunted sites around the French Quarter!" See review

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star-4
Spook spook vamps
Miguel_C
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Mary J was excellent. Very knowledgeable and conveyed her excitement on the subject. Def recommended
star-2
Disappointed
Terence_K
, Aug 2022
The group was too large and the person leading the group wasn’t loud enough for everyone to hear plus there we only a few stops with very little detail.
star-1
I purchased the tickets...
Angelo_C
, Aug 2022
I purchased the tickets on you add for the Voodoo and Vampire tour at 1:30. The pick up place was wrong and the address was incorrect also when we found the red booth the lady said no tours at 1:30 on Saturday our tour was at 8:00 pm east of time and money.
star-5
The best tour guide D’artagnan for the haunted ghost, voodoo & vamp tour.
Elaf_G
, Aug 2022
It was such a fun, informative tour. Our tour guide D’artagnan was soooooooo knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Thanks again.
star-2
Not what expected.
Kimberlee_D
, Aug 2022
Guide was very nice and gave some good stories. Felt the groups need to be spaced out more. Some guides talking over other guides. Had 3 groups all reporting at the same time and the. Just divided up. Getting dropped off at end of tour 5-7 blocks from where started was horrible. You think you’re going to make another stop or two on way back and all the sudden, this is the end of the tour goodbye! Horrible.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Kim-- I'm sorry to hear this! Unfortunately we have no control over the crowds of the Quarter-- and it looks as though y'all booked on one of the busiest nights of the year! We do leave our guests a few blocks from the start, but in a safe part of the Quarter and we are always happy to help assist our guests in finding where they need to go, or even walk them back to the start if that's what they want. We do appreciate your feedback-- if you'd like to provide more feedback on how we could make this a 5-star experience, please reach out to us at manager@witchesbrewtours.com. Thanks again!
star-5
Great tour
Stphanie_L
, Aug 2022
What a great tour. D'Artagna our guide as joyful, shared a lot of stories with us, I was on my own and really enjoyed that night activity.
star-5
Great tour. Tour guide...
Omar_E
, Aug 2022
Great tour. Tour guide was great. I’ve been living in New Orleans for over 4 years and it was fun to go on this tour as I got to see the city in a different light.
star-5
Captivating, interesting tour
Cindy_H
, Aug 2022
If you are into history with a little bit of gruesomely stories this is for you!! Some stories where familiar but were told with great detail right where it happened, some were new to me. Our guide was amazing!!! He was very articulated, alluring man who could speak different accents making the stories fun and interesting the whole tour!
star-5
Awesome tour
Edgar_Y
, Aug 2022
The stories the knowledge of the guild Trevor and the location we were taken to. But maybe a little more about vampires
star-2
Nice Walk buy not Scary!
David_F
, Aug 2022
Did not find this tour interesting at all. Most of the time was spent warning and reprimanding people for not standing in the right place so as to not upset the locals. Heard other tour groups getting a lot more information on some of the haunted places that was not mentioned in our group even though we walked by the same buildings.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi David, I'm sorry to hear this! I'd love to know who your guide was so we can make sure they are doing what they should be doing. Please reach out to us at manager@witchesbrewtours.com. Thank you!
star-5
Great stories. Fabulous insight into the cities history.
Wayne_S
, Aug 2022
Great stories. Fabulous insight into the cities history. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone was engaged from the get-go.
star-5
History. Lore. Fact or Fiction? =LOVE
TINAYA_G
, Aug 2022
Taylor was awesome..great mix of history, lore, and fun with some spook mixed. In. He had a clear love for the city that came through in his extensive tales.
star-5
Great tour !
cynthia_l
, Aug 2022
Great tour . Trevor was a very good narrator of haunting / vampire and voodoo stories . Good for our age group 20 - 60 year olds . Easy walking and paced well as there were many stops for the stories . Only negative was the half way stop . We chose to buy a drink at laffite bar and we were charged $24 for a Bacardi coke and Tito’s club , outrageous ! Which has nothing to do with the tour company . But maybe a new halfway point for future reference .
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Andrea_T
, Aug 2022
I can definitely see why this is labeled the #1 Haunted tour. My boyfriend and I chose to go on the 18+ tour at 8pm and it was perfect! Our guide Wendy Darling, was absolutely amazing. She had such an awesome personality that had me laughing a good portion of the tour. Her knowledge on the history of the city was fantastic. I learned so much and taking the tour at night added to the creepy part for sure! I would highly recommend taking the 18 and older tour because we got full detail on the stories and it was worth it!
star-5
Great tour, Great guide
Brian_P
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Jodi was extremely knowledgeable, personable and fun! It was an amazing tour that she brought to life. Would highly recommend if you wanna see that side of New Orleans.
star-5
Uniquely entertaining
Nick_K
, Aug 2022
From the random crackhead that attacked our tour guy to all the crazy stories from New Orleans past this was a pretty unique tour, tour guide took it all in stride handling all the cities distractions and pushing through to deliver each story to perfection. Could have stayed all night listening to more stories.
star-5
Great visit!
Melanie_P
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide, Carrie (sp?) was great! She was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly! It was a great tour abd the time FLEW by! It was cool to get to see NO in this unique way!
star-5
Amazing tour
Emily_J
, Aug 2022
Taylor was AMAZING! It is a pretty good deal of walking so put on your tennis shoes and get ready for a good time! If you love true crime and history this is definitely the tour for you a great way to learn about NOLA.
star-3
Time for gouhls.
mickey
, Aug 2022
Stories were genuine and spooky, tourguide was knowledgeable and kind. Need some more time to soak everything in.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Mickey, we'd love to know how we could have made this a 5-star experience for you. Please reach out to us at manager@witchesbrewtours.com. Thank you for your feedback!
star-5
Fun ghost walk tour
Andrea_S
, Aug 2022
Loved the walking tour and our guide Jodi! Liked the stories and also Jodi asked if we were fans of certain ghost/vampire shows and made sure she filled in fun details!

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