Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost?
The tour is $25. for adults, $18. for students & seniors, and $14. for kids 11 & under. (Five years & under are free)
How long are the tours?
All of the tours are about 1 1/2 - 2 hours long.
Is there a lot walking? No. It’s a leisurely stroll. We’re talking blocks, not miles. Definitely not a hike.
How many houses does the tour go into?
Many of the sites on the tour are people’s private homes. The tour groups don’t go into private residences. But, that (in no way) diminishes the enjoyment or popularity of the tour. We do go into a couple of haunted bars on the ghost and vampire tours.
What happens if it rains?
The tours are done rain or shine. If people show up in the rain, the guide will be there to take them on a tour.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Haunted History Tours takes cash, travelers checks, company checks and all credit cards.
Can I walk to the Garden District from the French Quarter? No. But it’s only minutes away by taxi cab. Or, you can take the St. Charles Streetcar. However, the streetcar will take some time, as you’ll have to wait for one and then it stops every couple of blocks to let people on & off. We recommend that you take a cab to the Garden District to insure that you get there on time and then take the streetcar back if you’d like.
If you DO take the streetcar to the tour, make sure that you get off at the right stop (Washington Avenue). The streetcar will not stop automatically. You have to let the driver know that you want to get off.
Where does the tour meet? That depends on which tour you’re going on.
The Ghost, Cemetery, and Voodoo Tours all meet and depart from Rev. Zombie’s Voodoo Shop, at 723 St. Peter Street. That’s in the middle of the block on St. Peter, between Bourbon & Royal Streets, right across from Pat O’Brien’s Bar.
The Vampire Tour meets in front of the St. Louis Cathedral, at the gates of Jackson Square.
(Chartres Street side).
The Garden District Tours meet in front of the Lafayette Cemetery, 1400 Washington Avenue, off of St. Charles Avenue.
What makes your company better than the others? Well, Haunted History is the company that you’ve seen on A&E, History Channel, Bravo, Travel Channel.
In fact, the Travel Channel actually recommends the Haunted History Tour as The #1 Tour in the city…
A Must Do!
Haunted History is the company that literally WROTE THE BOOK on this stuff. They wrote the book, produced the video… EVERY OTHER tour company is just a copycat of what they originated.
Haunted History is the company that did all the research on the hauntings…
For a WOW EXPERIENCE…THIS is the company to go with!
What’s the difference between the Ghost & the Vampire Tour? Does the tour material overlap between tours?
The Ghost and Vampire tours are completely different.
(As are all of the tours that the company offers).
The Ghost tour takes you to French Quarter sites connected to actual documented hauntings.
The Vampire tour is a combination of fiction & reality. Fiction in the sense of Anne Rice, Bram Stoker, movie sites from Interview With the Vampire…
Reality, in that the tour takes you to sites in the French Quarter associated with actual Vampire type crimes where people were killed solely for their blood.
Murders, taken from police records, city archives, interviews, etc.
Do people jump out at you? Absolutely not. This is not a Halloween spook house. These are tours based on real events in the city’s history. Our city’s actual history is stranger than anything fictional.
Will we actually “experience” anything paranormal on the tour?
Some people do, some don’t. But definitely bring your camera. People often capture “things” in their photos that weren’t there when the picture was taken.
Do we go to a cemetery on the Ghost tour and do you have any nighttime cemetery tours? The Ghost tour does not visit a cemetery. The Ghost tour stays within the French Quarter and focuses on actual documented hauntings.
The Cemetery tour is a daytime tour. The cemetery gates are locked at 3:pm Monday – Saturday and at Noon on Sunday.
The Cemetery tour is NOT a spooky tour. It’s more of an “academic” tour on our oldest burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery #1. The tour explores the burial procedures, who’s buried there…
You’ll visit the tomb of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen and learn a little about the history of Voodoo in New Orleans. But primarily, it’s just a great tour of our oldest cemetery.