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Mystical & Haunted New Orleans

Spinetingling adventures await the fearless traveler

New Orleans is the most haunted city in the United States. This city is a place where the dead refuse to rest, in fact, there is no solid ground to hold them.  Famous for its practitioners of the mystical arts, from Voodoo queens to professed vampires and Wiccans, New Orleans sets the stage for all manner of third eye explorations. It’s also been the backdrop for occult-themed films and television shows, from True Blood and Interview with a Vampire to American Horror Story Coven. The proliferation and popularity of walking tours that cast an all-seeing eye onto some of the most infamous haunted sites in the French Quarter and beyond tell the grisly tale.  From pirates to yellow fever victims to murdered slaves, all manner of other-worldly creatures may just join you on your stroll.

Join the city’s mystical séance. Take a cemetery tour or spend a night in a ghostly hotel. New Orleans features witches and warlocks, vampires and ghosts of every description. New Orleans welcomes everyone: the living, the dead and those souls in between. 

  • Visit haunted New Orleans, where spirits still linger in above-ground cemeteries and voodoo shops. Tour the spooky sites on your next visit. Read More
  • Vampire lore has a history in New Orleans that resurfaced when Anne Rice, the New Orleans-born doyenne of dark vampire fiction, wrote her “Interview with the Vampire” series in the 1980s. Read More
  • Ghostly happenings in the Vieux Carré.  Come see haunted New Orleans for yourself. Ghosts lurk in Jackson Square and famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where voodoo queen Marie Laveau rests.... Read More
  • Voodoo is not a lost art in the city of New Orleans. A handful of voodoo shops and temples dot the French Quarter and the Treme. These places are filled with colorful bits of legend and lore as... Read More
  • Enslaved West African brought Voodoo to New Orleans, where it mixed with Catholic rituals and gained popularity among Haitian followers.  Read More
  • Explore the haunted side of New Orleans on a ghost tour through the French Quarter and beyond. Browse the list of tour companies to learn about voodoo, haunted mansions and restless spirits! Read More
  • Ornate and historic, funky and other worldly, New Orleans cemeteries are home to everyone from music hit makers to Voodoo queens. Tour companies will show you who’s who and explain the history... Read More
  • Burying the dead in a place built below sea level was a problem that faced the earliest residents of the French settlement that became New Orleans. The solution agreed upon, to entomb the departed in... Read More

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