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True History from Haunted New Orleans: Stranger than Fiction

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2.5 hours

Max 7

Why take this tour?

On this one-of-a-kind walking tour through the French Quarter, join a local historian whose particular expertise in the factual macabre history of New Orleans will bring the dead back to life. No halloween costumes here - just a lovely French Creole accent, a childhood bathed in the local culture, and a whole lot of haunting true tales arisen from the 18th and 19th centuries. Wander through stories in the vein of Voodoo, pirates, slavery, torture, and yes, even Mafia asssassinations.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.True stories and factual soul-stirring history from a local Creole guide
  • Created with Sketch.Spend time with an expert historian and engaging storyteller who will reveal unknown histories in this essential New Orleans neighborhood
  • Created with Sketch.Visit the most notorious and fabled sites within the French Quarter

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

New Orleans: Where true stories are stranger than fiction

Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

The history of New Orleans is one of peculiar interest for its varied, ominous past - a past filled with malevolent people (think Creole socialite Delphine LaLaurie, and her penchant for torture and murder), sites of human decay (the crumbling above-ground tombs at the many famed cemeteries), and the rites and rituals practiced in its concealed shadows (Voodoo, anyone?)

Often the verifiable true stories get lost in the retelling of history - adapting fact into folklore when embellishments quickly diverge from the truth - but the actu...

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Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

The history of New Orleans is one of peculiar interest for its varied, ominous past - a past filled with malevolent people (think Creole socialite Delphine LaLaurie, and her penchant for torture and murder), sites of human decay (the crumbling above-ground tombs at the many famed cemeteries), and the rites and rituals practiced in its concealed shadows (Voodoo, anyone?)

Often the verifiable true stories get lost in the retelling of history - adapting fact into folklore when embellishments quickly diverge from the truth - but the actual haunted history of this swampy Louisiana city is as prolific as the Spanish moss that grows everywhere the eye can reach and then some.

The French Quarter can often feel like a film set - its small stoned avenues flanked by a maze of decorative iron gates, flat-fronted wood carriage homes, and bushy green ferns give cinematic appeal. But throughout this historic neighborhood and behind these historic homes are a meld of haunting history that

Due to the exclusivity of this tour, some locations and sites visited will be revealed only during the tour - we vow that this is an incredible experience through the French Quarter and into the lives, and losses, of the city’s past locations and residents.

  • Sites Visited
  • French Quarter
  • Jackson Square
  • Muriel's
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
Step inside a haunted building for spooky stories

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