1. United States
  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. French Quarter

New Orleans Dark History Walking Tour

Product ID: 55600
This tour is a must for anyone who comes to visit New Orleans and wants to know the secrets the city is hiding. This walking tour provides guests with the cold hard truth behind New Orleans’ "Dark Side" past and present.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Discover the haunted streets and supernatural legends of the French Quarter
  • Learn about the neighborhood’s dark mythology and history from an insider
  • Visit sites of tragic deaths and reputed supernatural sightings
  • Embrace the rich culture of the "Big Easy"
Full description
The name of “New Orleans” conjures up a succulent variety of images, from the soft sounds of jazz to whirring ceiling fans, wrought iron gates, and hot, spicy food. Along the swollen Mississippi River, the city dozes, only to come alive at night with the revelry of its people and the blare of music and laughter from Bourbon Street and the French Quarter.

These are the images of New Orleans that many people think of but there is another side to the city as well, an underbelly and a darkness that is as carefully hidden. This dark side is there, just like the spectacular gardens and courtyards, but you have to know where to look for it. Even if you don’t see it, it’s liable to sneak out at you and surprise you when you least expect it.

The dark side of New Orleans is as compelling as the chicory-laced coffee and the delicious beignets however it’s a dark side is filled with the seductive images of voodoo, vampires and ghosts. Only in New Orleans could darkness and death seem so appealing!

But to truly understand the hauntings of a city, you must first explore its history. What events took place to cause the location to become so haunted? Why did so many ghosts lurk in New Orleans? To understand this, take a strange and wonderful journey into New Orleans' past then, prepare yourself for a dark journey into one of the most haunted cities in America!

Try your hand at using an EMF Meter and a Ghost/Paranormal Detector.

Take a trip back in time and discover the mysterious beginnings of the Crescent City! Embrace the rich culture of the "Big Easy" and uncover the French Creole, The Cajuns, Mardi Gras and Carnival, Pirates, Casket Girls and Prostitutes and the Mob in New Orleans. Continue your journey through the darkest history of the city, discover La Belle Epoque, The Civil War in New Orleans and the Unsolved Mystery of Huey Long!
  • Admission
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• A private tour option is available for those looking for a more personal approach when exploring New Orleans. Private tours include up to 28 guests and are priced per tour instead of per guest
• Guests must check in for the tour before it departs. Guests cannot call or meet up with the tour guide after the tour departs. No refunds are given for late arrivals
• The tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to participants who are intoxicated or show signs of extreme intoxication. No refund will be issued in the event a guest is asked to leave do to intoxication
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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No ghost sightings but great guide; very knowledgeable

I had a hard time finding the meeting spot (this time it was The American Sports Saloon), found other shops along the way, so that was a bonus. The tour started on time and the guide was very friendly and approachable. This tour is a combo of ghost stories, city walk, and drinking so if you expect one particular tour, expect them all!

February 13, 2018

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Nawlins Theatrical Tours

Product ID: 55600