The Most Haunted Places in New Orleans
Even if you are from here, it’s still amazing how creepy New Orleans can seem at times.
It’s no secret that people come from all over the world for the food and music, but the history of New Orleans is what fascinates a lot of folks. If you are looking for something fun to do for Halloween, how about taking a tour of the most haunted locations around Louisiana’s second oldest city?
Some of these places, and certain parts of the French Quarter, are self guided, if you dare. But of course, there is always the wildly popular guided tours of some of the most haunted attractions in New Orleans. Some of our favorites are below, just in time for Halloween fun.
- St Louis Cemetery No. 1 – on Basin Street, and opened in 1769. Eternal home of Voodoo Priestess Marie LaVeau
- Metairie Cemetary – Meataire Road and Pontchartrain Blvd – where you can visit the flaming tomb of Storyville Madam Josie Arlington
- Le Petit Theater – near Jackson Square – haunted by the ghost of ‘Caroline’, and long time doorman Arthur Tong
- LaLaurie Mansion – Royal Street – home of Madame Delphine LaLaurie, who allegedly tortured, mutilated, and murdered her slaves for years
- The Upstairs Lounge – Chartres Street – sometimes known as ‘The Jimani House’ – a deliberately set fire trapped and killed 32 patrons in 1973
- Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop – Bourbon Street – some say they have seen the ghost of Jean Lafitte, the pirate
- Hotel Montleone – Royal Street – ghosts of former guests and staff slam doors and make ghostly appearances in the hallways
- The Gardette – La Prete Mansion – Dauphine Street – a sultan hosted a party, and allegedly murdered all the guest, and they still walk through the house to this day
- The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – Chartres Street – former home of Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr. who experimented on slaves with medieval contraptions
- The Beauregard – Keyes House – Chartres Street – former home of Frances Scott Keyes, and haunted by Civil War soldiers
- Muriel’s Seance Lounge and Restaurant – Chartres Street – Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan hung himself from the second floor after losing the house in a gambling debt