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New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

1. New Orleans: Ghosts, Vampires, & Voodoo French Quarter Tour

Listen to stories of witchcraft and keep watch for spirits on a guided city walking tour of New Orleans. Explore the historical French Quarter, as you indulge in stories of magic, ghosts, vampires, and voodoo practitioners from your expert guide. Travel to several of the city's venerated neighborhoods, soaking up stories about the witches, ghosts, vampires, and Voodoo practitioners who have contributed to the city's colorful past. Meet your local guide and set off on a journey through New Orleans’ haunted history. Pass outside well-known sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the Old Ursuline Convent. See the exterior of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where bloodletting and leeching took place in the 19th century. From the outside, see the house where Jacques Saint Germain — who was rumored to be a vampire — once lived. Plus, hear chilling tales of LaLaurie House and its mistress, Madame LaLaurie. Let your guide entertain you with local folklore as you continue past the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum. The final stop of your activity is outside Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar, where your spooky experience will end.

New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

2. New Orleans: Historic French Quarter Exploration Game

Explore the history of New Orleans’ French Quarter and see landmarks while playing this engaging phone game. Discover St. Louis Cathedral, Café du Monde, Jackson Square, and more. Start the game at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar. Play the role of a security guard on a mission to retrieve a stolen artwork from the thief. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take between 2-3 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it.  You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Central Grocery and Deli.

New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

3. New Orleans: Ghost Hunt Exploration Game

Discover New Orleans’ famous locations in the French Quarter while playing the role of a ghost trying to reach the afterlife. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. Head to Jackson Square, where the game will start. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the famous LaLaurie Mansion. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

4. New Orleans: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of New Orleans on this ghost-themed walking tour that visits the city’s popular haunted spots. Become a history buff after learning the historic events and figures that helped shape the unique culture of New Orleans. Walk through the historic French Quarter while keeping an eye out for unexplainable sights. Visit Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, a bar that dates back to the 1700s. See Lalaurie Mansion, the 1800s building with a gory history. Learn all the true stories behind these locations and more from a guide who is an expert on the dark, haunted history of New Orleans.

New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

5. New Orleans: Haunted History Crawl

Discover the historic and haunted French Quarter and learn more about New Orleans' savage past on a 90-minute tour through the Vieux Carre. Visit the real buildings and homes where these horrors took place, with a dedicated, licensed entertainer and historian telling the stories and hauntings of the eerily creepy history of the oldest sector of the city. Hear the real story and timeline behind the Lalaurie Mansion, Marie Laveau and everything that wasn't explained in American Horror Story, including which celebrity later went on to purchase this mansion and arguably "lost his mind" while living there. As a bonus, find out which celebrities own homes in the French Quarter, where the scenes from famous movies were filmed and who loves this city so much they purchased a mausoleum to be buried in. Meet your guide at a central location in the French Quarter at a haunted bar where you will have an exclusive drink discount, and since you're in New Orleans, you can take the drink with you. As you make your way through the creepiest locations, stop at the half-way point, at the rumored oldest building in America that still serves alcohol, for a drink and bathroom break. Finish your tour in the infamous alley where the Pirate's used to come for a glass of rum and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations and directions to the nightlife hotspots, cafes and restaurants nearby.

New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

6. New Orleans: History of the Crescent City Group Tour

Listen as your guide tells you all about the wild history of New Orleans. Be transported through time as your experienced storyteller paints a detailed picture of what life was like during different eras of French Quarter history. Hear about how Yellow Fever took a toll on the city. Let your guide regale you with the story of the famous Jackson Square and the establishment of La Nouvelle Orleans. Become enlightened about how enslaved people lived and their impact on religion and culture. Discuss what makes the architecture so incredibly unique. Cover the historical red light district to the earliest notes of sweet jazz. Laugh and cry as you grapple with all that New Orleans has gone through to get where it is today. Take an adventure through the real, gritty history of New Orleans.

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What people are saying about Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

Our guide was Mac and he did a fantastic job of dishing the macabre and history of the French Quarter/New Orleans. It was a very small group but he didn’t cancel or try to put us into another time slot. We loved it and would recommend our guide and this tour group.

Robbie was fantastic. It was fun, interesting and you learn a bit. And you understand NOLA much better. I suggest you do it in the beginning of your stay. It’s the best introduction to New Orleans.

Wendy was a favour tour guide, sassy and full of knowledge! It was fun to learn about the history of the French quarter and the gruesome stories that came along with it.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny ! Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Interesting narrations but Keenan anout the macabre history of NOLA .