New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampires

Louisiana, United States

If you're interested in exploring the supernatural side of New Orleans, this is the perfect guided tour for you!

Unlike other walking tours in New Orleans, this tour offers New Orleans' spiritual turbulence, vampire theories, voodoo rituals and witchcraft. The charismatic tour guides will bring history to life.


New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, has a rich and colorful history filled with tales of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires.

The city's unique blend of cultures, including African, French, and Spanish influences, has contributed to its reputation as a hub for supernatural and mystical stories.

New Orleans is often regarded as one of the most haunted cities in the United States. There are numerous haunted locations throughout the city, including:

  • LaLaurie Mansion: The infamous mansion owned by Madame Delphine LaLaurie, known for her cruel treatment of slaves. It is believed to be haunted by the tortured souls of her victims.
  • St. Louis Cemetery No. 1: This historic cemetery is the final resting place of many notable figures, including voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. Visitors have reported encounters with her spirit and other paranormal experiences
  • The Sultan's Palace: Also known as the Gardette-LePrete House, this mansion is associated with a tragic murder-suicide and is said to be haunted by the spirits of its former inhabitants.


Voodoo and Witchcraft

New Orleans has a long-standing connection with voodoo and witchcraft traditions.

Voodoo, a spiritual belief system originating from West Africa, has a significant presence in New Orleans.It has blended with local traditions and Catholicism, creating a unique form of voodoo known as New Orleans Voodoo.

Visit voodoo shops in the French Quarter, such as Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, to learn about voodoo rituals, spells, and talismans.

If you visit during the appropriate time, you might have the opportunity to witness voodoo ceremonies and celebrations, such as the annual New Orleans Voodoo Festival or the St. John's Eve Voodoo Rituals.


Vampire Legends

New Orleans has its fair share of vampire lore, with tales dating back to the 18th century.

These stories often intertwine with the city's unique history and gothic atmosphere.

Some notable vampire-related aspects include:

  • The Casket Girls: According to legend, young women from France arrived in New Orleans in the 1700s carrying caskets filled with their belongings. It was believed they were vampire-like creatures or carriers of vampiric energy.
  • The Legend of Jacques Saint Germain: This tale tells of a mysterious man named Jacques Saint Germain, who was believed to be a vampire. According to the legend, he was immortal and appeared in New Orleans during the 1900s.

It's important to note that while these legends and stories are part of New Orleans' folklore and contribute to the city's unique character, they are not based on verifiable historical facts. However, they add an element of intrigue and mystery to the cultural fabric of New Orleans, captivating locals and visitors alike.


New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

Walk through the streets of New Orleans, discovering the rich culture and history of this popular southern city. Catch sight of spirits and tantalize yourself with tales of witchcraft during this walking tour of New Orleans.

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 the dark recesses of New Orleans’ haunted history.

Your 2‐hour tour winds through the French Quarter, passing creepy sites such as Muriel’s Restaurant and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, known for its questionable medical practices in the 19th century such as bloodletting and leeching.

See the St. Germain House, former home of rumored vampire Jacques Saint Germain, and hear bloodcurdling tales of LaLaurie House and its wicked mistress Madame LaLaurie.

Allow your guide to regale you with titillating stories of vampires who once roamed the city streets while you keep your eyes peeled for apparitions at every turn.

Remember to approach these topics with an open mind, respect for the local culture, and an understanding that much of it is based on legends and beliefs rather than verifiable facts.


Delve into the darker side of New Orleans with this evening walking tour of the city’s most eerie sites!