This post is about the best New Orleans ghost tour (and it's free).
New Orleans is rumored to have a strong presence of ghosts and spirits.
The city’s reputation for its connection to the supernatural has led authors like Anne Rice (“Interview with the Vampire”) to set their stories here.
Some episodes of the hit series “True Blood” take place in New Orleans and for those old enough to remember, the James Bond classic “Live and Let Die” weaved the Voodoo culture of New Orleans into its plot.
When you are in New Orleans, you can do more than read a book or see a movie to experience the macabre. You can take a tour and get up close and personal!
New Orleans offers a variety of tours focusing on Louisiana's haunted past.
These tours take you to some pretty spooky places where your guide will tell you chilling tales about the city's dark history.
Free Tours by Foot's French Quarter Ghost Tour
If you’re looking for a fully guided ghost tour, our pay-what-you-like ghost tour is a great choice.
This walking tour visits many legendary locations such as Pirates Alley and The Hotel Monteleone. You’ll hear tales of the chilling history of this haunted city.
We’re proud to say that Free Tours by Foot has a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.
Reviewers consistently state that our tour guides are quite entertaining as well as very knowledgeable.
USA Today included us in their "10 Best Ghost Tours" in New Orleans writing that "high marks afforded the eerie ghost ramble along French Quarter alleyways and the equally captivating voodoo tour."
Being that this tour is so affordable, it is definitely an option for you to consider.
NOTE: Make sure to book these tours ahead of time as they do fill up and are sometimes sold-out.
Some examples of the sites and stories covered on the tour:
- Pirates Alley/Torture
- The Octoroon Mistress
- Yellow Fever
- The Hotel Monteleone
- Modern True Crime Stories
- Locations for American Horror Story Coven
- and much more.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Where: Meet on the steps at St. Louis Cathedral. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.
Cost: Though our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis, we must charge a $2.50 ticket for parties of 5 or less for our ghost tours.
Unfortunately, high demand coupled with high no-show rates has made staffing these tours problematic and has led to increased administrative costs. Refunds will be processed for cancellations of 24 hours or more.