Halloween In New Orleans: Top 8 Tours and Activities


Bring on the kooky, the scary, the funny, and the downright strange costumes for Halloween in New Orleans which is a popular holiday in New Orleans. Adults will find many frightening activities to do in this city rich in history. In fact, many of New Orleans is known as “The Most Haunted City in America.” Supposedly, the spirits of former New Orleans residents are said to inhabit places in the French Quarter, city cemeteries, voodoo shops, and houses in the Garden District. New Orleans is home to vampire shops, speciality shops that cater to this unique set of clientele. Frenchmen Street has a huge street party where costumed tourists and locals mingle out on the block. Check out the list of Halloween activities shown below to start your Halloween off with a boo!

1. A haunted tour (from USD 34.0)

This 1.5-hour long tour takes you through some of the most haunted buildings in New Orleans. Your tour guide will tell you the tales of how some of the unquiet spirits met their terrible deaths. You’ll go to an old brothel, the home of someone who practices voodoo and have a drink at a bar, famous for its ghostly activity. This tour is not for those that scare easily.

New Orleans Killers and Thrillers Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

765 reviews

2. Into the cemetery (from USD 25.0)

This two-hour tour starts in the French Quarter and then leads to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. A number of mausoleums and the grave of Marie Laveau, New Orleans most prominent voodoo priestess. The tour guide will show you shotgun homes and Creole townhouses. You’ll hear about the history of voodoo and how it has influenced New Orleans. You’ll also hear about the burial practices in the city. The tour has a morning or afternoon time. Wear comfortable shoes you can walk in as you experience the hidden voodoo tales of New Orleans.

New Orleans City of the Dead St Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tour

Duration: 2 hours

2614 reviews

3. Journey into the past (from USD 30.0)

Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes on during this tour because you’ll be walking around the French Quarter for two hours. You’ll visit places where there is documented proof that ghosts have visited there. You might even see a ghost or two when you go into a haunted bar that is known for its spirits, and that doesn’t mean liquor. You’ll begin the tour at Reverend Zombies Voodoo Store and walk through the French Quarter where you’ll see the LaLaurie House, the infamous home where it’s mistress terrorized the slaves that worked there. Then you will continue onto a famous blacksmith shop. You’ll conclude the evening at one of the city’s oldest buildings that has a functioning bar. This tour will fascinate, terrify, and help you understand the darker stories of New Orleans.

New Orleans Haunted History Ghost Tour with Guide

Duration: 2 hours

920 reviews

4. Search for ghosts (from USD 35.0)

This tour takes place in the French Quarter. During the tour, you’ll be allowed to use real paranormal equipment and purchase drinks at bars along the way. You will see the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and important places that were essential in the Louisiana Purchase. You will also see a haunted house and a site where Voodoo ceremonies used to be held. Your informative guide will give you the history of the area as well as tell you entertaining and chilling stories.

New Orleans Drunk History Tour

Duration: 1 to 2 hours

105 reviews

5. New Orleans tour at night (from USD 40.0)

Only the bravest will be able to embark on this tour which is the only one that gives visitors access to cemeteries after dark. The tour focuses on multiple cemeteries and explaining the unique burial practices of New Orleans. You’ll be allowed to take pictures and see if you can capture an unquiet spirit or and rb. You’ll listen to some bone-chilling stories as you walk among the final resting places of many people. Allow about two hours for this tour.

Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour in New Orleans

Duration: 2 hours

1483 reviews

6. Up close with a vampire (from USD 30.0)

Explore a different side of New Orleans with this vampire tour. You’ll find the film location of Interview with a Vampire and hear real vampire tales from local police reports, historical records, and archives. You’ll hang onto your tour guides words about vampire tales and their place in New Orleans history. The -twohour tour takes place in the French Quarter.

New Orleans Vampire Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

300 reviews

7. New Orleans three-in-one package (from USD 29.0)

Take a look at some of New Orleans most chilling places. On this tour, you’ll hear stories of the ghosts, vampires, and voodoo mysteries that supposedly took place in the French Quarter, St. Germaine House, and LaLaurie House. The two-hour walking tour begins at the corner of Royal and Conti Streets, which is in the French Quarter. You’ll hear stories about the New Orleans Medical Pharmacy, known for its mysterious medical methods, hear of Jacques Saint Germaine a said vampire, and learn of the evil doings of Madame LaLaurie, mistress of the LaLaurie house. The tour concludes at a bar where you can have a drink to help calm your frightened nerves.

New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire Nighttime Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

6771 reviews

8. Cemetery and vooodoo (from USD 49.0)

This is spooky two-hour tour focuses on the mausoleums and the above-ground burial system that the people of New Orleans use to bury their dead. You’ll begin the tour in the French Quarter and then journey to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on an air-conditioned coach bus. The Saint Louis Cemetery is considered to be the most haunted and famous cemetery in New Orleans. You’ll see famous mausoleums such as the one featured in the film Easy Rider, and Marie Laveau’s tomb where you can make a wish for her to grant or cast an evil spell. Your knowledgeable tour guide will give you a history of voodoo and its influence in New Orleans. You’ll also receive a souvenir bag from the tour.

New Orleans Cemetery and City Tour with Guide

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

666 reviews

Halloween in New Orleans

Strolling through the French Quarter at night, it’s easy to understand where the stories of ghosts, vampires, and voodoo mysticism come from. New Orleans has a remarkable history complete with an eclectic mix of people. When you spend Halloween in New Orleans, you’ll view all of the weird, dark, and scary places that were a part of that history. Halloween in New Orleans is so cool, you’ll feel chills from it! Book your tour today to spend Halloween in New Orleans, Louisiana!

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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