Guided tour

New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

4.7 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Show Me New Orleans Tours

New Orleans: Legends, Folklore, Superstitions & Spells

Activity provider: Show Me New Orleans Tours
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Discover New Orleans with a family-friendly experience. Learn about New Orleans' history, Louisiana legends, folklore, myths, superstitions, spells and much more!

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the historic center of New Orleans and learn about Cajun superstitions and spells
  • Discover the haunted streets and supernatural legends of the French Quarter
  • Learn about the neighborhood’s dark mythology and history from an insider
  • Hear about the historic events that took place in New Orleans and see the beautiful architecture that makes it so unique
Full description
Learn about Cajun superstitions and spells along with centuries of Louisiana folklore, myths, and legend. These superstitions pertain to New Orleans' voodoo, ghost and vampire-ridden past. Visit fifteen locations on this 2-Hour walking tour and enjoy hearing stories about the Rougarou that is said to live in the swamps of Louisiana!  Learn about the history, culture, cuisine and the architecture that makes New Orleans so unique. Learn New Orleans traditional burial practices. Why New Orleans has above ground cemetery's & why by tradition for centuries the same vaults have been and continue to be recycled and re-used over & over. Visit the home given to the New Orleans Voodoo Queen because she was able to use Voodoo to get a man cleared of Murder. Your guide will also teach you about the practice of Voodoo during this tour. 
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  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

Tours meet on the sidewalk in front of the American Sports Saloon (1200 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Welcome to our family owned & operated tour company located in the heart of the French Quarter. We are licensed with the city of New Orleans. We have personally researched the history of New Orleans, the history of Louisiana, its beautiful architecture that makes it so unique, its culture, cuisine, along with darker side with its unsolved murders & suicides! Furthermore, we have studied the Paranormal activity, and its documented Vampire & Ghost sightings! You will learn about New Orleans Traditional Burial practices. We have researched our beautiful cemeteries & all the secrets that they hold, and we are excited to share everything that our city has to offer with you. Each tour guide is registered with New Orleans Safety and Permits. Our tours are small; however, we also offer private tours for those who are looking for a more personal approach when exploring our beautiful city. We have a passion for our city. Some people say they live in their city, we say our city lives within us.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Cody was an excellent guide. He explained the history and legends of his hometown to us with humor and details. He took two breaks so that we could buy drinks and use the toilets. He was very patient and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend this tour if you want to add depth to your trip to New Orleans.

June 30, 2022

My friend and I traveled down from North Carolina and New York. This had been one of the top ghost tours that was recommended and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide was not only full of information on each location we visited but a entertaining actor as well. My friend and I were not disappointed with the tour, and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the city and it’s dark, mysterious secrets that lie behind the beautiful sights.

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May 16, 2021

Our guide was so awesome! He was upfront and honest about things and he didn’t play too hard into the kitsch of it all but instead told us the true stories and told us what was BS. He walked at a really relaxed pace and it felt very comfortable.

October 13, 2022

Product ID: 55836