New Orleans

Adults-Only New Orleans Ghost, Crime, Voodoo, and Vampire Tour

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New Orleans Supernatural and Dark History Tour

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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you're looking for a no-holds-barred fright in New Orleans, explore the city’s dark history on this adults-only tour from Hottest Hell, one of the top-rated haunted tour operators in town. Storytelling guides save the most grizzly true-crime tales, voodoo legends, and paranormal frights for this one, taking you on the choice of two different routes through the most haunted locations in the French Quarter and beyond.
  • Explore the history of voodoo, vampires, witches, and ghosts in New Orleans
  • Choose the VIP tour to add HELLVISION™ digital projection of real images
  • Two tour options offer alternate routes for first-time and repeat visitors
  • Tour has racked up more than 1,300 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor

What's Included

  • Paranormal walking tour with in-person guide
  • Lincensed, insured, and bonded tour operator
  • Bathroom stop
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • We do not go inside of haunted structures
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

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  • 623 Ursulines Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

What To Expect

Your frightful tour of one of the country’s most haunted cities begins in central New Orleans. Meet your guide at your selected start time, at either Louis Armstrong Park or the New Orleans Jazz Museum, depending on your chosen tour.

You can also upgrade to the VIP tour, which comes complete with Hellvision: projected digital photos that enhance the storytelling. This unique, immersive feature makes this tour stand apart from other ghost excursions.

As you set off after dark, have the special chance to see a different side of the Big Easy. Pass through the atmospheric and notorious streets in the French Quarter, and follow your guide through the crowds and straight to the city’s most supposedly haunted destinations. You'll hear frightful ghost stories and tales of grisly crimes which you’d never encounter on your own.

After you discover everything from historic mansions to landmarks associated with vampires and voodoo, the tour ends in the heart of the French Quarter.

Louis Armstrong Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New Orleans Jazz Museum

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Congo Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

French Quarter

1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Dragon's Den

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

French Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bourbon Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Royal Street (Pass By)

Old Ursuline Convent Museum

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Historic BK House & Gardens

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lalaurie Mansion

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior for check-in. Tours depart at their scheduled time, sharp
  • Adults only - 17+
  • Please plan in advance for Ubers, taxis, Lyfts, and travel mishaps. We cannot accommodate late arrivals
  • Hellvision tours tend to sell out quickly. Guests who do not attend will not be able to rebook without repurchasing tickets, and only if space remains available.
  • Intoxicated travelers will not be permitted
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How early should I arrive for the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:It is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time so that you have time to locate the guide and check-in.

Oct 2023

Q:Is parking available near the meeting location of the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:If meeting at 801 N. Rampart, parking is available at 1451 Basin St. If meeting at the Jazz Museum, parking is available in nearby parking lots on Elysian Fields Ave. and Decatur St. Parking rates apply and may vary at both parking locations.

Oct 2023

Q:Can I take public transportation to get to the meeting location of the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:Yes! 801 N. Rampart can be accessed by Bus Route 91. The Jazz Museum can be accessed via the riverfront streetcar to the French Market Station. Both locations are also within walking distance from many French Quarter hotels.

Oct 2023

Q:How do I locate the guide upon arrival for the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:Your guide will be waiting at either the entrance of Armstrong Park or the entrance of the Jazz Museum, located at the old US Mint; depending on which meeting location you select. Specific instructions will be included with your ticket.

Oct 2023

Q:How should I dress for the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:New Orleans is a tropical city. Dress in light layers so that surprise rainstorms—which are common here—wind, and/or Gulf sun do not disrupt your experience of the tour. Flat, comfortable shoes suitable for walking are strongly encouraged.

Oct 2023

Q:Can I be accommodated if I arrive late to the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:Late arrivals will not be accepted once the tour departs. If you arrive late, please contact the local operator who may be able to reschedule your tour at a cost of $5 per person.

Oct 2023

Q:Does this tour enter into any haunted buildings?

A:The French Quarter is a protected historic district. Many of the locations on this tour are privately owned residences lived in by locals. The rest are operating businesses. You are welcome to visit the businesses during their regular hours on your own time, but the tour does not go inside.

Oct 2023

Q:Is the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour scary?

A:The content of the tour is spooky, unnerving, and perhaps disturbing, but no more so than the French Quarter itself. Absolutely no fake ghosts or monsters will jump out at you during your journey, and there are no scheduled “scares” during the tour.

Oct 2023

Q:What if I get separated from the guide during the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:A phone number will be provided to you before the tour so that wayward souls can easily be reunited with their guides.

Oct 2023

Q:Will there be alcohol available during the Adults Only New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour?

A:You may have time at a local bar during the tour where you can purchase alcoholic drinks, but please keep in mind that the tour operator has a zero-tolerance policy for inebriated guests—this is a city where you can “do whatcha wanna”, but you may not ruin, interrupt, or jeopardize the tour for any other guests. Buzzing is fine (so long as you’re of age), but drunken antics are not.

Oct 2023

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4,332 reviews
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Awesome tour
Alejandro_L, Apr 2024
The tour was awesome and Jeremy makes the tour even better with his great story telling! We really enjoyed it
Jeremy is a great storyteller!
Julie_K, Apr 2024
Jeremy was an extremely entertaining guide, an absolutely superb storyteller. Really enjoyed the tour.
Super fun
BeckyH, Apr 2024
Loved this night ! So much fun info !!! I enjoyed the story of the history of the city ! Who would have known ?
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Becky! Thank you for the 5-stars! we love hearing that we exceeded expectations and taught you a few things too! Thank you for choosing Hottest Hell Tours!
Simple, good fun!
COLLEEN_W, Apr 2024
We had a very nice tour guide! She was very loud and clear, easy to understand, and funny. We learned a lot of interesting facts that we never knew about New Orleans and Voodoo. The weather was perfect.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Colleen! Thank you for the 5-stars! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and our guide! We love that your guide provided a great experience! Thank you for choosing Hottest Hell Tours!
Our tour with the ‘professor’ was the best!!!
Sara_T, Apr 2024
Our tour lead by the ‘professor’ was incredible!!! We had such a great time. He told amazing stories and had a great sense of humor while still honoring the wonderful culture and history of NOLA. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone a fan of all things spooky!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Sara! Wow! Thank you for your stellar review of Professor Ric! We agree, he is absolutely incredible in more ways than one! It takes someone really special to be able to present the history of our city in a truthful, respectful way while honoring our culture and still bringing in the fun and sense of humor. Professor Ric is exactly that person, and we are so proud to have him on our team! Thanks again for your awesome recommendation, and we hope to see you again soon!
Good late night walk
Edward_S, Apr 2024
Doug was our tour guide. He is a very good & expressive story teller. He kept the whole group engaged.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Edward!! It takes a real professional like Doug to keep a group of different people with a wide variety of interests engaged. We’re thrilled (although not surprised!) to hear that Doug’s love for our city’s gritty history and his expressive storytelling skills kept your group entertained from start to finish. Thanks again, and we hope you decide to take another walk with us sometime soon!
He was very informative...
Morgan_M, Apr 2024
He was very informative and made the tour fun. He brought a lot of enthusiasm to each story he told, and made the experience very enjoyable.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Morgan!! Enthusiasm is the name of the game when it comes to all of the weird, strange, horrifying and outright bizarre history that our city has to offer! It’s sounds like your tour guide was really able to bring those stories alive and we’re so glad you found it both informative and fun! Thanks again for your five star review and we hope to see you again soon!
Talking with tour guide...
Mark_C, Apr 2024
Talking with tour guide and meeting new people. The tour was awesome as well! Really enjoyed the Vampire stories.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Mark for your five star review!!Vampire stories are one of our specialties and we’re so glad you appreciated all of the history, folklore and gore that goes into making a vampire story really shine! We love it when our guests talk with us in between stories. We’ve got so much to share and we’re looking forward to continuing the conversation on another one of our tours next time you’re in town. Thank you again!
Luann_F, Apr 2024
The way Ricardo was telling the stories was amazing. So animated which made it so interesting ! Great way to learn more in debt about New Orleans history.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Luann!! Ricardo's trademark flair and captivating style are what have made him one of the most popular guides in the whole city and it sounds like that's what made it such a special experience for you. Thanks for choosing Hottest Hell and please come see us again when you can!
Greta_Z, Apr 2024
Doug was entertaining and very informational. The tour went sooo quick. Learned a lot. There were four of us in our group. Thanks.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Greta!! It takes special skill to be able to turn a history lesson into an entertaining evening on the streets of the French Quarter, and it's that skill that makes Doug such an engaging guide. We're glad you enjoyed the time with him and took so much away from it, and we really appreciate the awesome review!
Great Vampire Times
Richard_R, Apr 2024
She was amazing. Knowledgeable and fun. Tour was perfect duration and distance. Essential to any visit to NO
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Richard!! We've always said that anyone who wants to get more out of their visit to this amazing city than the bars on Bourbon St can provide should come take a walk with any one of our amazing guides so they can truly get a feel for what makes this city so special. Thanks for taking the time to share this with everyone and we hope you'll come spend some more time with us soon!
Must do tour in New Orleans!
Kathryn_H, Apr 2024
This was an awesome tour! We were so lucky to have LeaLea as our storyteller. She was very engaging and very informative. This tour is just what we needed to cap off our adventure in New Orleans! Highly recommend!!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Kathryn!! Taking a stroll with LeaLea through the (in)famous streets of the French Quarter is one of the best ways to start or end any visit to this amazing city, and we're glad she made it such a memorable experience for you. Thanks for the 5-star review and we'll look forward to seeing you again next time!
Doug, a great tour guide!
Lorene_H, Apr 2024
Doug was a great guide. You can tell that he really loves his job. He was very enthusiastic when telling all the stories! Also, he was very good about inquiring if there were any questions after telling each story. I would highly recommend him & do another tour with him!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Lorene!! Even to say that Doug loves what he does is an understatement, and you've done a great job of describing what makes him one of the most popular guides in the whole city. We really appreciate the awesome review, and be sure to check out our 'Gates of Guinee' Voodoo tour which he wrote and developed himself!
Loved this tour!
Bailee_L, Apr 2024
Ricardo was an excellent tour guide! He was fun to listen to and watch his excitement about the topics. The stories were interesting and the locations that we went to were cool. We loved the tour and Ricardo!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Bailee!! There's nothing quite like the passion and energy Ricardo brings to every one of his tours, and we're delighted to hear he made it such an amazing experience for you. Thanks for taking the time to share this with everyone and we hope you'll take a walk with us again someday!
Top Tier Experience!
Kevin_T, Apr 2024
This was our second guided tour of the day with a few spots that overlapped with the previous (first one was a historical tour). Not only was the info here riveting, but it was very honest about the history and helped give a ton of context for what we learned during the original tour. John was an incredible guide who kept his information concise and easy to follow. Great experience all around.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Kevin, we're really glad you were able to fit us in during this visit!! We set out to find the sweet spot between a traditional "historical tour" and what's commonly referred to as a "ghost tour" and it sounds like that's exactly what Jon delivered for you. It's great to hear the time with him led to a better understanding of everything else you learned while you were here and we have plenty more context to provide so we hope you will include one of our other tours on your itinerary the next time you're here. Thanks again for this fantastic review!
Great tour full of information and storytelling
Turia_R, Apr 2024
Great tour! Claire was super knowledgeable and an awesome storyteller. It covers some memorable places and half way through there is a stop for an adult beverage! Highly recommend this tour!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Turia!! When strolling through the Devil's Empire the only thing better to have along than a bit of the Devil's Nectar is an amazing guide like Claire to bring the stories to life, and we're glad those made the experience so memorable for you. Thanks for the 5-star review and personal recommendation, and we hope we'll get to see you again soon!
Great tour!!
Joelle_O, Apr 2024
John was an amazing tour guide! He was super funny, very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. We heard stories about ghosts, vampires, local legends and true stories. John brought all the stories to life. I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Joelle!! We're so glad you were still able to fit us in your plans after the storms Wednesday, and it sounds like Jon definitely made the wait worthwhile. He definitely has a special talent for reanimating the dead with his storytelling, and he's just a great guy in general. Thanks again for spending time with us and for posting this fantastic review and recommendation...we'd love to see you again the next time you're here!
Fun way to explore and learn about the city's dark history
Lucia_L, Apr 2024
It rained a little that afternoon so apparently other guests canceled so we ended up having a private tour with the Professor. When it rained he always found a cover somewhere but it was warm so we didn't care too much. We learnt a lot about local history and shady characters, with a short stop at a little bar along the way. We had a great time.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you Lucia for your five star review of Professor Ric! Not only does he know his history, he makes it come alive in super fun and entertaining ways AND is mindful of our guests comforts and needs. That’s what we like to call a triple threat! We know that working with the best tour guides make the best tour experiences, and we are so proud to have guides like the Professor on our team! We’re so glad that you enjoyed Ric’s tour and hospitality, and we hope you join us again next time you’re in New Orleans! Thank you again Lucia!!
I enjoyed the tour but...
Sarah_K, Apr 2024
I enjoyed the tour but there were SO few stops and stories. Not enough content for my liking. Would have rather skipped the bar and gotten more history but I can’t complain for the price.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Sarah, thanks for sharing your honest feedback and we're sorry to hear the tour didn't quite live up to your expectations. As we've worked to find the right balance between skimming the surface on a lot of stories and really digging in to a smaller assortment of the best ones, we've found that the majority of our guests prefer the latter...and as historians and locals we do too. We're glad you still found it to be a good value for the price though, and now that you know what we're about we hope you'll check out our Dim Corner tour too, which covers lesser-known stories and spots in the French Quarter that you may not be familiar with!
Great story teller, great tour.
Sean_C, Apr 2024
Our tour guide, Lealea Vanwinkle-Gisler, was great! She was very knowledgable about the city and its legends and lore. She is a great story teller who made the dark history of New Orleans come alive
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks again Sean, we really appreciate you helping to get the word out about LeaLea and our tours! She truly loves sharing the best (and darkest) history hidden in the French Quarter and your feedback really made her day. We'll look forward to seeing you again next time!

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