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New Orleans: Haunted History Walking Tour with a Local Witch

1. New Orleans: Haunted History Walking Tour with a Local Witch

Join this fully uncensored, adults-only experience for true gore fans. Follow your dedicated guide on a terrifying journey through New Orleans' most haunted spots. Hear all there is to know about each site through detailed and graphic retellings of the city's folklore. Meet your guide at the French Quarter and be gifted a magical 'gris-gris' bag, a handmade amulet blessed by local witches. This will protect you against any evils during the course of the tour. Begin your leisurely stroll through the quarter, stopping to discuss history at selected sites. Discover the horrifying stories revolving around Queen Marie Laveau, the pirate Jean Lafitte, vampires, witchcraft, magic, murder, and the mayhem at the Lalaurie Mansion and the Andrea Jackson Hotel. Experience the supernatural and see photos of real ghosts taken by previous tour participants. Take a break from the frights with a visit to Pirates Alley Cafe, offering several options of Absinthe and specialty drinks, and purchase a refreshing drink at your own expense.

New Orleans: Creeps and Freaks Pub Crawl

2. New Orleans: Creeps and Freaks Pub Crawl

Uncover spine-chilling stories from New Orleans' facinating past on this guided walking tour. Hear about everything from vampire legends to deadly criminals as you stop at locations like the Old Absinthe House, The Court of Two Sisters, and Evangeline. Meet your guide at the Napoleon House and listen to the tale of the vampiric John and Wayne Carter. Uncover the history of the Casket Girls as you stop at the upscale French restaurant Justine.  Continue to the Old Absinthe House to hear about the Madame LaLaurie. Dive into the grisly as your guide shares with you the story of the Museum of Death and the strange tale of May Bailey’s Place, a bordello at the Dauphine New Orleans Hotel. Feel the thrill of hearing about the Sultan's Palace Massacre where it is said to have occurred. Finally, discover the tale of the axman at The Court of Two Sisters.

New Orleans: Pub Crawl & Historical Chronicles Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: Pub Crawl & Historical Chronicles Walking Tour

Let your guide paint a picture of the past on this walking tour of New Orleans. Hear tales as have some drinks at historic establishments like Tujague's restaurant, the Olde Absinthe House, and the Court of Two Sisters.  Meet your guide at Tujague's restaurant which was founded in 1856 and serves delicious Creole cuisine and cocktails. Buy a drink and listen as your guide regales you with stories about civilians, high society figures, saints, and sinners. Head past the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum which was once an apothecary and now exhibits antique medical gadgets, medicine, and primitive tinctures. Continue to the Olde Absinthe House, a historic saloon where you can purchase absinthe cocktails in the French Quarter.  Stroll to the legendary Court of Two Sisters which boasts the most stunning courtyard in New Orleans. Enjoy the thrill of going through the charmed gate and making a wish in the Devil’s Wishing Well. Make your way to Pirate's Alley Café in the the historic Pirate's Alley.  Finally, finish your tour at the Lafitte Hotel and Bar which has been standing since 1849 when it was a private residence. Peruse their menu of expertly-crafted cocktails.

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