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Nighttime Cemetery Tours in New Orleans

Updated: February 21, 2023

This post covers the best night cemetery tours you can take in New Orleans. 

We include tips about what to expect, how much it costs, and other important details to keep in mind.


There are a few cemetery tours in New Orleans that take place after dark, but it’s actually a somewhat uncommon activity because they close the cemeteries at night.

Of the nighttime cemetery tours currently available, there aren’t any that provide access inside of the cemeteries. 

Instead, your tour guide will take you to the cemetery gates and discuss some of the spookiest true stories and legends from the area.

Although you will be able to visit the cemetery, you won’t be able to enter and take a look around. 

That said, this type of activity is offered during the day, and you can learn more about those outings on our post covering New Orleans Cemetery Tours.

One of the nice things about nighttime cemetery bus tours is that they will often take you to multiple cemeteries rather than just one, sometimes with stops at locations that are off the beaten path.

Since transportation is included with the tour, prices range from $40 - $50 per person. 

These outings are typically around 2 hours long, and they include multiple stops all around the city.

These nighttime cemetery tours are offered between the hours of 7 pm - 11 pm.

Nighttime Cemetery Bus Tours

This section covers the cemetery bus tours that are currently available in New Orleans, including information about ticket prices, availability, tour duration, and much more.

Gravesites in a New Orleans cemetery. Image source: Colin Ross.

Haunted History Tours

If you’re looking for a night tour that will take you to some of the spookiest graveyards in New Orleans, Haunted History Tours' Dead of Night Ghost and Cemetery Bus Tour is a great choice.

Although you won’t go to the more famous cemeteries, you will visit locations such as the Charity Hospital Cemetery after dark and hear tales about reported hauntings in the area.

This tour may be off the beaten path, but it’s a great opportunity for anyone with a deep interest in the paranormal.

  • $50 Adults 
  • $40 Children (ages 2 and under)
  • $40 Students, Seniors
  • Children 5 and under are free
  • Nightly at 7 pm & 9:30 pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • More information or to book.

Haunted History Tours also offers a Crescent City Bus Tour which includes a trip to St. Louis Cemetery #3. 

You could read more about this tour on our bus tour page.

NOLA Ghost Riders

This company specializes in ghost tours, and their tour guides actually carry EMF readers and dowsing rods to try and pick up any supernatural activity along the way.

While on their haunted bus tour, you can expect to visit multiple cemeteries in New Orleans and hear about some of the most creepy ghost activity in the history of the Crescent City.

NOLA Ghost Riders also have a haunted pub crawl you might want to consider for a different perspective on the paranormal history of New Orleans.


About The Author

Sarah Hester

Sarah first moved to New Orleans in 2001 to work for the American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana. While working in the communities of New Orleans she fell in love with the unique culture of the Big Easy; it's food, music, architecture, wildlife, and most of all history. Read More... Sarah began her career with FTBF, first as a guide, then as an owner/operator. She believes every day is a good day if she gets to impart her love of her beloved New Orleans with Free Tours By Foot guests. She especially likes to convert new Who Dat Saints Fans!
Updated: February 21st, 2023
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