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  • Any vampires in the windows?
    Any vampires in the windows?
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  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
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  • Scene of pure evil, leading to hauntings
    Scene of pure evil, leading to hauntings
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    St. Louis Cemetary #1

    by karen75 Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Marie Leveau's Grave

    I had tried to visit this cemetary on my own. Thank God the gates were closed when I got there (cemetary is closed on Sundays after 12 pm) because I was kind of terrified about going in alone - the cemetary isn't in the greatest neighbourhood. Anyhow, I went and booked a tour with Haunted History Tours which was really informative. Learned a lot of facts about the history of New Orleans while on tour. Such as, the ground on which the Superdome sits on once housed a huge cemetary. Also, the number one most visited grave in the United States is Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. Number two most visited grave is Marie Leveau, the Voodoo Queen.

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    Walking Ghost Tour of the...

    by Paladin857 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Walking Ghost Tour of the French Quarter.
    It was an interesting mixture of history, ambience and local color. The guides were knowlegeable about the history and good story tellers. The tour provides a mix of the old world charm, folklore and superstition that gives one an appreciation of the city it's great character. This is the home of Anne Rice, Lafayette cemetery and Voodoo dolls.

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  • ghost tour french quarter

    by henrytudor Written Sep 24, 2009

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    Okay, so heres the deal. Don't waste your money! The tour is boring and the information is questionable at best, and not entertaining. We stood around while our guide recited rehearsed routines about people who supposedly now haunt the french quarter due to their untimely end by fire, murder or syphilis. You would do better to just walk around yourself and spend the money on liquor and make up your own ghost stories.

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    Themed walking tours

    by mmcnie Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Many people would say these are a tourist trap and waste of time. But NO has so much history and folklore that it's good to hear some stories while you're strolling past the buildings. Just pick a theme from Creole culture to gory ghosts, and you'll take home some good stories.

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  • Ghost story tours in the...

    by jochan Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Ghost story tours in the French Quarter
    Yes, it's 'touristy'. Yes, it can be a bit overdone. Yes, it's still worth it. Tours of this sort offer an intriguing glimpse into the history of one of the oldest cities in the U.S., in an entertaining way. The best time to go is at dusk, and the best one to take is Richard Rochester's. Richard is a one-of-a-kind, looking [and acting] like a cross between Jim Carrey and Jack Nicholson. He lead our tour in white pants and shirt and a Panama hat, his waist-length hair in a blonde braid trailing behind him.

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    Haunted HIstory Tours

    by SheDragon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    These tours take you around New Orleans and teach you a bit about the paranormal side of the city. They are a definite must-do!! We took their Voodo and Witchcraft tour, and our host was Rudy Raven. They also have tours on the ghosts of New Orleans, a Voodoo/Cemetary tour, and a vampire tour.

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    You should try to take one of...

    by paulapes Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You should try to take one of the tours offered (and there are tons of them!). They have all kinds, from voodoo, to swamp tours. Check the tourist publications.
    You get so much information that you wouldn't if just wandering around on your own. It's very interesting.

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    Ghost Tour

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Jul 7, 2012
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    As part of our conference, the scheduled activity was a 'ghost tour' through the French Quarter. The tour consisted of hiking through a couple of places throughout the Quarter, then our guide would tell a story of what happened in a particular house/locale, and then a relate a few stories of people of have seen a ghost since that time happened. Whether or not any of the stories are legit is probably beside the point - it really comes down to whether or not your guide is engaging (as ours was.) Midway through the tour, there's a stop at Lafitte's Blacksmith shop, where you can indulge in a voodoo daiquiri. The atmosphere here in the evening - with the flickering candles for light, is pretty cool.

    As I said, some of the stories are pretty good, and the two hours passed by quickly. Not an awful way to spend an evening.

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    Cemetery Tours

    by TravellerMel Written Jun 5, 2013

    I definitely recommend taking a guided tour of the New Orleans cemeteries - they are very interesting and distinctive of New Orleans. Although it is possible to buy a guide book and go by yourself (there is no "admission fee" to the cemeteries), several of the ones you will want to visit (St. Louis #1 and Lafayette #1, for example) are located in sketchy neighborhoods on the outskirts of the French Quarter, and can be dangerous at dusk. I recommend booking a guided tour for several reasons - they are not terribly expensive (around $20, often discounted); there is safety in numbers; and mostly - a professional tour guide will be able to give you the history of the city, cemetery, and the notables within the cemetery. It just makes it more enjoyable, in my never-to-be-humble opinion. :-)

    I have taken cemetery tours with several companies in New Orleans - the tours themselves are very similar, but a good guide can make all the difference!

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  • ghost tour french quarter

    by henrytudor Updated Sep 24, 2009

    Okay, so heres the deal. Don't waste your money! The tour is boring and the information is questionable at best, and not entertaining. We stood around while our guide recited rehearsed routines about people who supposedly now haunt the french quarter due to their untimely end by fire, murder or syphilis. You would do better to just walk around yourself and spend the money on liquor and make up your own ghost stories.

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  • Love history? Try haunted History Tours!

    by V.Hogle Updated Jun 4, 2007

    In May my friends and I went on a walking Vampire tour of the French Quarter given by Haunted History tours. It was a blast! Not only was the tour guide witty and intelligent, he was informative! We expected a bit of hokiness from the examples of the other tours we had researched. What a relief we picked the company we did. I absolutely recommend this company for when you visit New Orleans. I also recommend Jean Lafittes Blacksmith shop for the best Voodoo drinks EVER and the best service EVER!! The people of New Orleans made my friends and myself feel very welcome in their beautiful city. As a matter of fact, we booked our next trip less than three days after getting home! The only downfall was that we didn't have enough time to absorb it all. I highly suggest staying longer than the two days we had!
    Cheers!!

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  • Walking Ghost Tour

    by eeller Written May 18, 2005

    One of the most fun things I did while in N.O. was the narrarated walking ghost tour through the French Quarter (at night!) Lots of fun & the guide was very animated in his storytelling which made the tour all the more fun & haunting.
    There are several guide places in the French Quarter but the one I used was N.O. Ghost Tour leaving from Flanagan's Pub on St. Philip St. Cost was $18.00 p/p

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    Ghost and Haunted Tour

    by baylisa Written Oct 21, 2004

    Obviously, the quality of the tour depends on the guide you get. However, there are some differences between tour companies. Haunted History tours tend to be theatrical, with props.
    I went this time with a tour from Magic Walking Tours. The guides there are supposedly all former history professors or teachers. The tour was still plenty entertaining, but I felt like some of it, at least, might be true.

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    Bloody Mary's Haunted Pub Crawl - French Quarter

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Oct 22, 2011
    Ghosts? At Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
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    Bloody Mary's Haunted Pub Crawl is a great tour of the historical and often seedy side of the French Quarter. We met our guide at Lafitte's Blacksmith shop, where he introduced himself and the tour, and even spit a bit of whiskey into the bushes to feed the spirits. After a few photos in Lafitte's, we wandered down to the high-end Bourbon Orleans Hotel, where we peeked into the upstairs ball room looking for ghosts. Next we wandered around St. Louis Cathedral to see the courtyard behind the church, Faulkner's house, Pirates alley, and Jackson Square. We next stopped at the Alpine bar for a quick drink, before stopping by the New Orleans Pharmacy museum, then a stroll through some of the old areas of prostitution, before ending at May Bailey's Place, the first license brothel in New Orleans. As the tour ended, we camped out at May Bailey's and shared a few beers with our guide.

    The tour costs $25 per person and takes 2.5 to 3 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and its history.

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    Take a Haunted History Tour. ...

    by jennykp Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Take a Haunted History Tour. They are only $15 and they offer some of the following choices: Vampire Tour, Voodoo/Cemetery tour, Haunted History tour, and a Garden District tour.

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