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The Spirits of Destrehan Haunted Plantation Tour

When the sun goes down, the spirits of Destrehan Plantation come to life on this riveting history tour, created in partnership with NOLA Ghost Riders.

Joining you on this 2+-hour interactive tour will be an engaging storyteller who will both educate and entertain as you tour the Big House and the grounds. Your guide, an experienced paranormal investigator, will share chilling stories of the 1811 Slave Revolt and tell the tales of other ghosts that some say inhabit this former sugar plantation. Enslaved Africans, Free Creoles of Color, Acadians and Native Americans all lived, worked and died on Destrehan Plantation. They say some never left. Equipment used during this tour will include dowsing rods, K2 meters, and spirit boxes.

This history mystery tour is available Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m., just 25 minutes away from New Orleans. If you have your own transportation, you can start the tour directly at the plantation. Just ne there at 7 p.m. Otherwise, you can board a bus at VooDoo Tavern & Poboy's at 1140 Decatur St in New Orleans. Please arrive at 6:30 p.m. The plantation gift shop is also open at night, selling unique gifts made by local artisans.

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Destrehan Plantation Haunted Night Tour

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  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Destrehan Plantation
  • Voodoo Tavern and PoBoys, 1140 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We meet at VooDoo Tavern & Poboys 1140 Decatur St. New Orleans La. 70116 Please arrive 30 minutes prior tour time for check-in
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is casual
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at Voodoo Tavern and PoBoys 1140 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA We meet at VooDoo Tavern & Poboys 1140 Decatur St. New Orleans La. 70116 Please arrive 30 minutes prior tour time for check-in See address & details
  • 1 Destrehan Plantation Stop: 2 hours - Admission included We are the only tour company that visits a plantation after dark. At Destrehan Plantation Guest will be led by a historian/story teller into the main house where you'll get to hear the chilling and gruesome stories left behind. Tour Departs from Voodoo Tavern & Poboys 1140 Decatur st. Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point

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  • G3261FTbobbyg 0 contributions 4.0 of 5 bubbles Great Tour The bus tour was great. The whole family enjoyed it. Our tour guide, Kendal, was very personable and had good stories. We saw two cemeteries. Would've liked to see a few more details about specific graves or see other graves. The tour was focused primarily in one spot of each cemetery. We did have time on our own to walk around but another stop or two at each would've made the tour perfect. Would definitely recommend. Read more Written May 13, 2024
  • tammybT72HZ 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Ghost Picture? This was a very informative, creepy tour. I did capture a picture with red lights in it the picture was taken into darkness in the mausoleum with the stairs. My sister in law asked if I took pictures inside it through the locked bar doors and I said no. She encouraged me to do it so I did…not sure what is in this picture. The guide had me text it to him he thought it looked like a small person with red lights on its finger tips. I saw a face with red eyes at first but now I can see it both ways. Read more Written May 5, 2024
  • Ron P 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Did you see that? Can't visit NOLA without experiencing its darker, more mysterious history. You can't know the present without learning its past. Read more Written April 29, 2024
  • Viewofsarah 0 contributions 2.0 of 5 bubbles Ghost cemetery bus night tour I think a lot of this tour depends on your group and the tour guide. Our tour guide took a lot of detours telling WILD and hard to follow personal stories and gave us about 1 minute to walk around one graveyard. The second stop is the Katrina memorial where you sort of stare through a fence into a field. EVERYONE is really drunk, interrupting... we lost a few people and had to wait like 15 minutes sitting on the bus before we could leave again, it's basically drunk people on a bus... end of story. Read more Written April 28, 2024
  • 604francesb 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great Cemetery & Ghost Tour with Henry Henry was a big hit! Very knowledgeable and considerate of his audience. I wouldn't hesitate to go on another tour with him. Read more Written April 25, 2024
  • PL612 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Raffles was perfect Raffles was the perfect guide for this tour. Personable, and he knows all the history. Good tips on other sights and restaurants, too. Read more Written April 21, 2024
  • michelebW8311EJ 0 contributions 4.0 of 5 bubbles Informative and interesting - not scary The tour was informative and our driver, Bob, infused some humor into his storytelling. The bus took us past a few cemeteries and the driver spoke briefly about each one. We were allowed into two other Cemetaries, including the Charity Hospital Cemetary, where there is a memorial for the Katrina victims and where the unidentified were buried. Our driver provided an informative description of the above ground burial process, which I found interesting. We were permitted to walk through and take photos, trying to capture "ghosts". There was a stop at cafe, for personal comfort break and option to purchase snacks and beverages. It was not a scary tour. Mostly enjoyed it. Read more Written April 13, 2024
  • paul t 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great Tour Really interesting tour. Kendel was a great tour guide who made the whole experience by sharing his own experiences of the graveyards and the Katrina hurricane. Highly recommended. Read more Written April 8, 2024
  • J8108TRbethp 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Fun tour of Nola! The tour guide was amazing! He had so much knowledge about the area and, as a life-long resident of New Orleans, had awesome stories to share. It was a great experience - highly recommend! Read more Written April 3, 2024
  • BS649 0 contributions 1.0 of 5 bubbles Zero stars. Don't do it. Terrible. A waste of time and money. I wrongly assumed we'd be taken to the cemeterys that required a guide. Instead we were taken to ones that were open to the public and could have taken a street car to. Also got taken to a tourist trap coffee shop. Read more Written April 3, 2024
  • Cruiser11458089031 0 contributions 3.0 of 5 bubbles Not ghostly… We thought this was a really good tour. The only thing is our tour guide talked a lot and we never really got to walk around the cemetery. At the last cemetery we were at here at some really cool ghost hunting items that we never got to use because he was talking. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We do appreciate that but I do think that they should invite the people that want to listen to the stories to stay and give people the option to walk around if they don’t want to hear some of the old stories. We really feel this should not be called a ghost tour more of a history tour, because there was nothing ghostly about it at all. Read more Written March 31, 2024
  • jefflN1855ZE 0 contributions 4.0 of 5 bubbles Well worth the price! The tour was really great! I think that the guide (Bob) made the evening far more fun than it would have been. Took a ton of pictures, saw some really interesting sights. This one is worth the price! Read more Written March 29, 2024
  • _K136IR 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles An amazing tour - WORTH EVERY PENNY The Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour in New Orleans offers a thrilling and immersive experience for those intrigued by the city's rich history and supernatural lore. This unique tour combines two of New Orleans' most fascinating aspects: its hauntingly beautiful cemeteries and its reputation as one of the most haunted cities in America. One of the highlights of the tour is the visit to the city's renowned cemeteries, such as St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, where guests can explore the intricate above-ground tombs and learn about the burial customs and traditions unique to New Orleans. The tour guides provide insightful commentary on the history of the cemetery, as well as the famous individuals laid to rest within its walls, including voodoo queen Marie Laveau. The ghost portion of the tour takes guests on a journey through the city's dark and mysterious past, delving into spine-chilling tales of paranormal activity and supernatural encounters. From haunted mansions to eerie alleyways, the tour offers a glimpse into the otherworldly side of New Orleans, leaving participants both intrigued and perhaps a little spooked. One of the unique features of the Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour is the option to bring your own beverages, allowing guests to sip on their favorite drinks while uncovering the secrets of the city. This adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the experience, creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere for participants to connect with their fellow travelers. Overall, the Cemetery and Ghost BYOB Bus Tour offers a captivating blend of history, mystery, and the supernatural, making it a must-do for anyone visiting New Orleans with an interest in the paranormal. With knowledgeable guides, fascinating stories, and the option to BYOB, this tour provides an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Big Easy's haunted past. Read more Written March 23, 2024
  • mariafW8264MS 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Memorable bus tour! The tour was so much fun and was made memorable by our tour guide Bob The Undertaker! He knew so many interesting facts and stories and exploring the cemeteries was wonderful. Would definitely do it again and wish it was longer! Read more Written March 18, 2024
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Destrehan Plantation Haunted Night Tour provided by NOLA Ghost Riders

NOLA's Original Night Time Cemetery Tour And Only Haunted Plantation Tour

CEMETERY BUS TOUR

Haunted drunken history tour, haunted plantation tour.

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A visit to New Orleans famous “Cities of the Dead” has become a must do during your time here. Hauntingly beautiful and elaborately ornate, our cemeteries also hold stories of ghosts, past and present, which will chill you to the core! “NOLA GHOSTRIDERS” is the only cemetery tour offered under the cover of night. We leave the French Quarter behind as our bus creeps along Esplanade Avenue. We travel to what used to be the edge of town, which are now the bustling neighborhoods of Mid-City and City Park.  

 There are 42 cemeteries in the New Orleans area, and we will visit multiple cemeteries. We will discuss our unique burial rituals and practices during our strolls as we offer visitors an up close and personal look at some of the most popular cemeteries!

TOUR DEPARTS NIGHTLY FROM 1140 Decatur st . ( VOODOO TAVERN & POBOYS )

TOUR TIME: 5PM, 8PM & 11PM (SEASONAL)

PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE.

TOUR PRICE: $45 PER ADULT $30 PER CHILD (6-12 YO)

*** If you have separate reservations please call our office to insure parties are on the same bus. 

 *****While we want you to enjoy the benefits of BYOB, we also encourage you to drink responsibly. Please be respectful of others on the tour. If you are being disruptive, you will be asked to leave the tour. Thank you 

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This haunted plantation tour treats Destrehan Plantation as the backdrop for exploring diverse people such as enslaved Africans, free creoles of color, Acadians and native Americans who shaped the unique landscape and cultural “gumbo” of Louisiana during it’s first 100 years. Hear The chilling stories left behind by the 1811 slave revolt and walk among the spirits that still inhabit the home. Discover how Voodoo came to south Louisiana and became what it is today – a fusion of African, Haitian and Catholic spiritual beliefs and practices. The mysterious world of Voodoo is one of the most misunderstood and feared religion in the world. Explore with us the riveting truth with a longtime story teller and how it differs from what you’ve heard.

TOUR TIME: 7PM

With Transportation

TOUR PRICE: $69 PER ADULT $49 PER CHILD (6-12 YO)

TOUR PRICE: $39 PER ADULT $35 PER CHILD (6-12 YO)

** Please be advised that ride share and taxi services are not available from the plantation back to the city. We recommend you use our transportation or rent a car. We are not responsible for returning you to your destination if you arrive by taxi or ride share.

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TWO DRINKS INCLUDED!!!

Take a shot or two with a chaser of New Orleans history. Some libations and citations, if you will. The Drunken History walking tour is a one-of-a-kind excursion. 

New Orleans and booze go together like Red Beans and Rice. We’ve been the party capital of the American South since before it was American or South. Around here we’ve figured out that just about anything can be enhanced with some (a lot) of alcohol. That’s why we decided it was about time our visitors had the opportunity to stroll through the French Quarter, learning our history while simultaneously indulging in an age old New Orleans tradition (drink like a local).

Come have some fun with us, just make sure to reserve your spots ahead of time because tickets sell out nightly. TWO DRINK INCLUDED!!!

This tour is 21 and older. 

Tour Time: 5:00 PM nightly 

TOUR DEPARTS NIGHTLY FROM 241 DECATUR ST.  ( RYAN'S IRISH PUB )

Tour Price $35 per adult

GHOST WALKING TOUR

French quarter tour.

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Prepare yourselves for the NOLA Ghost Riders Walking Ghost Tour!  Our half mile, one of a kind walking tour takes you on a journey through the antiquated streets of the French Quarter as a local expert storyteller goes over all of The Crescent City’s darkest lore. 

From murders and mysteries to voodoo and even vampires, New Orleans is regarded by many as being the most haunted city in the United States. The walls of our stunningly well preserved French Quarter buildings contain three centuries worth of triumph and tragedy.  

Our tours are filling up fast, so make your reservations today!

 8:00 PM nightly 

TOUR PRICE: $25 PER ADULT $15 PER CHILD (6-12 YO)

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  A local guide will be with you to explore parts of the French Quarter on the walking tour. We will discuss what makes the French Quarter unique; history, food, drink, and architecture. The tour is interactive, questions are encouraged. Photo opportunities will be abundant. We will also see some filming locations that you may have seen on TV.   

Space is limited, so make your reservations today! 

 Tour meets at   933 Conti St . 

(St. Pat's Coffee House)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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 Nola Ghost Riders offers a large selection of Private tours, from walking ghost tours to private bus cemetery tours. No group is too small nor too big, we can handle it.

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I’m always on the hunt for haunted locations to visit. A majority of my friends think I’m crazy, but there is nothing I enjoy more than taking haunted tours and, if I’m lucky, spotting something that defies explanation. Luckily, Louisiana is full of haunted plantations.

New Orleans has to be the most haunted southern city in America, that place is crazily haunted. However, for the sake of this article, I’m only going to focus on Louisiana haunted plantations. Haunted New Orleans is a whole other article that I haven’t written yet.

Some of these plantations I’ve visited and stayed overnight at and others are on my “must visit” list. Louisiana is full of character and history and these haunted plantations are worth further investigation.

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HAUNTED LOUISIANA PLANTATION

Magnolia plantation, natchitoches.

(bonus points if you know the correct way to pronounce the town’s name).

The story goes that an overseer was murdered here by Union soldiers and his presence remains in a bedroom.

Additionally, it is told that the ghosts of former slaves haunt the hospital and a cabin.

The National Park Service owns and manages this plantation and is open for tours.

Loyd Hall

Loyd Hall Plantation Cheneyville

Several tragic deaths are recorded for this property including an owner who was hung for being a double spy during the Civil War.

His was the first death followed by a Union soldier deserter and a slave nanny.

Reports note ringing doorbells, violin music during a full moon, and tableware that has been repositioned.

The plantation is also a bed and breakfast for guests that wish to stay overnight.

Myrtles Plantation

Myrtles Plantation St. Francisville

Famous for being the most haunted plantation in Louisiana and one of the most haunted homes in the country.

It’s believed that Chloe, a slave punished for eavesdropping, baked a poisoned birthday cake and within hours 3 family members passed away.

Chloe is said to still haunt the plantation as well as a previous owner who was tragically murdered. If you can only visit one haunted plantation make sure you visit the Myrtles!

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation Vacherie

Don’t tell the other plantations, but this one is my favorite for its picturesque setting.

I love the live oaks that line the path to Oak Alley. I spent the night in a cottage at Oak Alley and while I didn’t have any personal experiences staff have seen ghostly shadows in windows and heard the sounds of an invisible horse and carriage approaching the plantation.

The best ghostly story though happened when a group of visitors all saw a candlestick fly across thee room in front of them.

LaLaurie Mansion New Orleans

Owned by a well-respected member of society in the 1830s, Delphine LaLaurie had an ugly dark side that becomes known when a fire swept through the house.

After the fire, firefighters found chained and tortured slaves in a chamber in the home. Delphine fled the country to avoid charges, but it is said that the tortured souls are still looking for revenge.

Ghost hunters are convinced that it is the most haunted house in the French Quarter, but historians say the story of Delphine isn’t true.

Next time you are in New Orleans take a haunted tour and decide for yourself if the home is indeed haunted or if it is just hype.

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Take a mystical journey through the haunted streets of New Orleans on the New Orleans Ghost Bus Tour by Cajun Encounters.

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Daily tours at 6:30PM and 9:00PM.

Explore the dark side of New Orleans.

  • The Cajun Encounters Ghost Bus Tour is an all-ages city tour at night with a haunted theme.
  • Explore several filming locations from FX’s American Horror Story and other dark TV and movie productions.
  • Visit historic Lafayette Cemetery #2, known for unexplained phenomena and rituals of veiled purpose.
  • Cajun Encounters focuses on the history and culture of our beloved city of New Orleans, and our goal is to share that with our visitors.
  • The city’s cemeteries are closed in the evenings, and many of the places we highlight are either private residences or abandoned properties that are unsafe for anyone.
  • We do make three stops on this tour to briefly disembark the vehicle: The Buckner Mansion, Lafayette Cemetery #2 and City Park.
  • We want you to have a fun and memorable time on an experience that delivers a consistent and immersive experience. What we believe you’ll find is that truth is often stranger than fiction!
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Perfect for private group tours.

  • Perfect for bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, or any private group tour requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ghost Bus Tour is:

  • A city tour at night with a haunted theme.
  • An all-ages activity.
  • An automated tour with customized content that is GPS triggered.
  • An immersive experience with video, special effects and custom lighting.
  • A way to see some of the American Horror Story filming locations. A combination of history and story-telling.

The Ghost Bus Tour is not:

  • A ghost hunt (though we do offer the use of a ghost hunting app on tour).
  • A cemetery tour (we visit one, but do not go inside).
  • A drinking or bar-hopping tour (alcohol is NOT permitted on board the bus and intoxicated guests will be turned away)
  • Going to take you inside any buildings or houses.
  • A spook house-style experience (we don’t try to scare you).
  • Led by a live tour guide, as the tour content is fully automated

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The New Orleans Haunted Ghost, Vodou, and Vampire Tour takes you around New Orleans. 

On this tour you will learn that truth can be stranger than fiction. Learn all about hauntings, spirits, and well-documented paranormal activity over New Orleans 300+ years.

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New Orleans is steeped in Voodoo practices. Our guided cemetery tour will guide you through the culturally significant Congo Square.

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The Haunted Myrtle Plantation

The Myrtle Plantation is over 100 miles from the lively streets of New Orleans, but it’s so full of ghosts that it might as well be in the heart of the French Quarter. Today, it’s a bed and breakfast, and is touted as one of the most haunted houses in America. It was built in 1796 by David Bradford, one of the leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion, and happened to conveniently place the plantation on a Tunica Indian burial ground. The ghost of a Native woman who is believed to be buried there is one of the many ghosts seen on the plantation. Then there’s the spirit of Chloe, a slave who poisoned her masters for revenge. Her fellow slaves killed her, and now her ghost appears in the middle of the night, eerily standing over the beds of unsuspecting guests. The spirit of one of her victims also appears in the house. The young girl has been spotted peeking through the second-story windows. William Winter is the most famous ghost of the Myrtle Plantation. He was shot dead on the porch by an unknown assailant, and now his ghost can be seen crawling up the stairs, begging for mercy.

Early History of the Myrtle Plantation

General David Bradford was the lawyer and Deputy-Attorney General for Washington County, which at the time was claimed by both Pennslyvania and Virginia. He had become a prominent figure in the Whiskey Rebellion, primarily a protest against the high taxes on Whiskey. The fiasco was one of the first tests of the power of the newly formed American government, and so George Washington sent troops to arrest the leaders of the rebellion.

One of the arrest warrants was for Bradford. Well aware of his situation, he fled, making his way to the Spanish territory of Louisiana. He built a home and plantation, then called Laurel Grove, where he lived alone for several years. He was eventually pardoned by President John Adams, then sent for his family to move onto the plantation.

Bradford died in 1808, and his wife Elizabeth took over the plantation. She sold it in 1817 to Clarke Woodruff, a close family friend of the Bradfords who had married their daughter, Sara Mathilda. The Woodruffs themselves had three children; Africa Gale, James, and Mary Octavia.

In 1823, tragedy struck the Woodruffs. Sara Mathilda, Africa Gale, and James all died of Yellow Fever. Some rumors say they were actually poisoned by a young girl named Chloe, one of their slaves. Clarke and Mary Octavia, the last two surviving members of the family, left the plantation in the 1830s, selling it to Ruffin Gray Stirling. Stirling died shortly after, and control of the plantation was passed down to his wife. The property was renamed the Myrtle Plantation after the many crepe myrtles that grew in the area.

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The Myrtle Plantation is rumored to have been built on an Indian burial site. Specifically, it was built on a burial ground of the Tunica peoples, who were known to live in the Mississippi River Valley. Many say the paranormal activity at the home is due to the spirits of those who are buried underneath the plantation. The ghost of a young Indigenous woman has also been spotted around the plantation property.

The Legend of Chloe

While records indicate that Sara Mathilda and two of her children died of Yellow Fever, legends have it that they were actually poisoned by a slave named Chloe. Clarke Woodruff had taken a liking to Chloe and began to force himself on her. Chloe had no choice; if she didn’t give in to his demands, she would be publicly flogged.

Chloe wanted revenge. She listened in to Clarke and Sara Mathilda’s business dealings, hoping to catch secrets that could be used against them. Either Clarke or Sara caught her eavesdropping while looking through a keyhole, and they had one of her ears cut off as punishment. Afterward, she wore a green turban to cover up her missing ear.

Chloe formulated a plan. She baked the Woodruff family a cake. She also boiled down some oleander leaves, which are toxic, and poured the extracts into the cake mix. She wanted to get the Woodruffs sick, then nurse them back to health, which would once again put her in good standing with the family. Although, some say that Chloe wanted to kill them outright.

Whether or not her plan backfired depends on her intentions. If she wanted them dead, then Chloe sure did succeed. Sara, James, and Africa Gale all died after eating the cake. The other slaves, not wanting to get in trouble for “harboring” Chloe, kidnapped her in the middle of the night. They killed her by hanging and tossed her into a nearby river.

While some say the story of Chloe is a work of fiction, many swear by it. The ghost of Chloe has been seen around the house at night, usually standing over the beds of sleeping guests. Several visitors to the Myrtle Plantation have reported seeing the ghost of a young Black girl wearing a green turban in different areas of the house. One photographer even caught a photo of her while surveying the property for an insurance company. The photographer insists that nobody was standing in that spot the day he took the photo.

The ghosts of the children who were poisoned have also been spotted in the house. The daughter, Africa Gale, appears in the room where she died. Other guests have seen her from outside the house, staring through the upstairs window. Some say she bears an uncanny resemblance to the young girl who is the subject of a painting in the game room.

The Ghost of William Winter

Mrs. Striling hired attorney William Drew Winter during the Civil War to help handle the plantation’s finances. After the war, they found themselves dead broke. Their assets had been based in Confederate currency, which had become worthless after the war. They had to sell the plantation but were able to buy it back two years later.

In 1871, Winter was mysteriously shot dead on the plantation. Rumor has it that a man named E.B. Webber was the triggerman, though it’s unknown why Winter was targeted. Winter was shot on the front porch, but walked into the house while wounded and attempted to climb the stairs, dying on the 17th step.

The ghost of William Winter is one of the most encountered ghosts in the Myrtle Plantation. Many have heard his footsteps stumbling up the stairs at night. While some are fooled into thinking the sound is another guest, those who investigate are startled when they find nobody in the stairwell. Some have even seen a trail of phantom blood leading from the porch into the house. Some have even seen his apparition crawling up the stairs, begging for help.

More Spirits of the Myrtle Plantation

The ghost of a young girl who died in 1867 also haunts the Myrtle Plantation. She died of unknown causes, but a Voodoo priestess attempted to save her by performing magic rituals, which ultimately failed. Her ghost has been spotted in the room where she passed away, and guests claim to have woken up to a young girl practicing Voodoo on them while they slept.

During the Civil War, three Union soldiers attempted to loot the Myrtle Plantation. They didn’t last very long and were shot dead on the premises, purportedly by Confederate soldiers. Some years later, a maid attempted to clean the bloodstains from the floor, but the stain just wouldn’t come off. Some say they’ve seen the bodies of the three soldiers lying in a pool of blood on the first floor of the house.

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The 5 Most Haunted Plantations in Louisiana

As we embark on a thrilling paranormal journey through Louisiana’s somewhat dark past, we invite you to explore the chilling stories and ghostly encounters that have captivated visitors and history enthusiasts alike.

The magnificent plantations that dot the state’s landscape are a testament to its rich cultural heritage, but also serve as a haunting reminder of the enslaved workers who once toiled on these lands.

In this article, we tread carefully through the eerie tales and supernatural experiences that surround five of Louisiana’s most haunted plantations. Join us as we uncover the hidden secrets and pay our respects to the souls who still linger within the walls of these haunted plantation homes .

1. Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville

Haunted Myrtles Plantation

As we explore its haunted history, we must be mindful of the pain and suffering experienced by the enslaved workers who once lived and labored here.

The most famous spectral resident of Myrtles Plantation is Chloe, a former slave whose tragic story has been passed down through generations. Visitors have reported glimpses of Chloe’s apparition, as well as the inexplicable laughter of children echoing through the halls.

However, her story serves as a solemn reminder of the harsh realities faced by enslaved people during that time.

Related: Louisiana’s Most Haunted Hotels

Another chilling tale from Myrtles Plantation revolves around the ghost of William Winter, an attorney who met a violent end on the front porch in 1871. His spirit is said to retrace his final moments, climbing the stairs only to collapse and perish on the 17th step.

Guests have also reported unexplained footsteps, cold spots, and mysterious orbs appearing in photographs.

2. Magnolia Plantation, Derry

The Magnolia Plantation in Natchitoches, Louisiana

Magnolia Plantation in Derry is a site steeped in history and shrouded in mystery, with numerous paranormal encounters and ghostly sightings reported by those who have visited.

It is said that the plantation has been subjected to voodoo curses placed upon its owners over the years, contributing to its reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Louisiana .

One of the most unsettling tales involves a room in the main house known as “the Dying Room,” where several residents are believed to have chosen to spend their final moments. This room is also connected to the story of a Union Major who, according to legend, was poisoned and driven insane by Confederate soldiers.

Some visitors claim to have seen the Major’s face in the window of the Dying Room, while others have witnessed the kitchen door opening on its own.

On full moon nights, eerie mist-shrouded entities have been spotted crawling around the kitchen on all fours.

The pervasive stories surrounding the Dying Room have attracted paranormal investigators, including the Ghost Adventures team from the Travel Channel, who have reported experiencing voices, knocking sounds, and a woman-shaped figure made of smoke during their investigations.

During the war, captured Confederate soldiers were held in the former slave cabins on the plantation. Many of these soldiers perished and were buried in shallow graves on the property.

Visitors have reported hearing ghostly whispers of living people’s names and sightings of wandering spirits around the plantation.

While some accounts suggest that slaves at Magnolia Plantation were treated well, there are also stories and evidence to the contrary. Instances of torture and abuse are said to have occurred, with leg stocks used as a form of punishment and slaves left to starve and endure humiliation.

The spirits of those who did not survive are believed to remain on the property, possibly seeking retribution.

3. Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie is famous for its breathtaking canopy of live oaks leading to the front entrance, but it is also known as one of the most haunted plantations in Louisiana.

Construction began in 1837 under the ownership of Jacques Telesphore Roman and took two years to complete. Over the past 150 years, the plantation has had numerous owners and countless paranormal experiences.

Among the many ghostly sightings are two distinct women believed to be the spirits of Jacques Roman’s wife, Celine, and their daughter, Louise. One notable apparition appeared in a photograph of an empty room, where Celine seems to be sitting in a chair.

Celine’s ghost has also been spotted inside the house and on the grounds, with some people claiming she is the “Lady in Black” seen riding a horse under the oak canopy or on the second-floor balcony. Encounters with the Lady in Black are quite common and frequent at Oak Alley.

Staff members have reported that the ghost of Oak Alley’s last caretaker, Mrs. Stewart, still lingers on the property, often seen observing people from an upstairs room.

Mysterious misty apparitions appear and vanish suddenly, while other paranormal phenomena include chairs rocking on their own, objects moving or flying across rooms, and unexplained sounds of crying.

4. Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan

Destrehan Plantation

Established in 1787, Destrehan Plantation is the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley and has a long history of ghostly encounters.

Employees, their families, and visitors alike have reported sightings of various apparitions, with Stephen Henderson’s spirit being the most frequently seen.

Henderson was married to Elenore Destrehan, whose family owned the property until the early 1900s. He was also a friend of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, and although Lafitte never visited the home, a legend persists that he buried treasure on the plantation grounds, attracting treasure hunters even after the house was abandoned in 1958.

Henderson and Elenore, who were married for only a year before her death, are both buried in a nearby cemetery.

Annette Roper, the daughter of plantation employees in 1984, reported seeing a transparent form in a chair that she couldn’t touch. She later spotted the ghostly figure in a second-floor window and walking across the driveway.

Destrehan Plantation has been ranked fifth among the 10 Most Haunted Places in the New Orleans area , with several spirits reported to roam the property, including that of Jean Lafitte.

In June 2006, during the plantation’s Spring Festival, Australian mystic Victoria Maison claimed to have seen a ghost on the stairway at the back of the plantation, even capturing the specter on film.

The plantation’s haunted reputation draws many visitors, particularly during the Halloween season, as people are increasingly fascinated by the prospect of encountering the supernatural.

5. Houmas House Plantation, Darrow

The Houmas

South Louisiana is steeped in a rich heritage and an active interest in the paranormal. Among the many stories and sightings, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens has been the site of two particularly significant and mysterious events.

Firstly, the Legend of The Gentlemen revolves around the majestic oaks on the property. In the days before the levee, these trees formed a grand alley that welcomed visitors from the River Road.

John Burnside, the owner in the late 1800s, referred to the oaks as “The Gentlemen.” After the Great Flood of 1927, the construction of new and higher levees resulted in several of these trees being cut down.

Locals believe that the spirits of the workers who perished during the levee construction now inhabit the remaining ancient oaks, which have taken on a twisted, mournful appearance.

Secondly, La Petite Fille (The Little Girl) is a frequently sighted presence at Houmas House. During the renovation of the property in 2003, workers reported seeing a young girl in a blue dress with dark eyes and brunette hair.

She would often be seen descending the staircase or in the large central hall, only to vanish when approached.

Although her true identity remains a mystery, there are two potential candidates from the plantation’s history. One is the young daughter of Col. John Preston, who fell ill and passed away in 1848, and the other is the daughter of Col. William Porcher Miles and his wife, Harriet, who lost their daughter to illness in 1900.

Today, Houmas House is a thriving tourist attraction, and visitors often report sightings of the little girl in blue.

If you happen to encounter her during your visit, you might try asking her name and solve the mystery of her identity.

As we conclude our journey through Louisiana’s most haunted plantations, let us remain mindful of the complex and often painful history that has shaped these remarkable properties.

We must approach these stories with empathy and understanding, honoring the memories of the enslaved workers who endured unimaginable hardships, as well as the spirits that continue to captivate our imaginations.

By acknowledging their resilience and preserving their stories, we ensure that the true history of these plantations is never forgotten.

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New Orleans True Crime Tour

The New Orleans True Crime tour isn’t just another murder and ghost tour. This is actual documented real murders, missing people, conspiracies, and unsolved mysteries taken from newspaper articles, police archives, and court documents.

New Orleans Daytime Cemetery Tour

A tour like no other, focusing on several different historical Cities of the Dead at the end of Canal Street. This tour takes its participants by several cemeteries and discusses the history, burial procedures, tomb architecture and local customs.

New Orleans is a city like no other — featuring hundreds of years of history steeped in mystique. There’s no better way to explore the haunted side of this city than via the entertaining and educational history and supernatural tours offered by Haunted History Tours. We are the original New Orleans ghost tour company. We know the city’s spooky side inch by inch. Since 1995, we’ve been walking our customers step by step through the supernatural history of New Orleans through history tours that offer a truly unforgettable experience.

With over 27 years of excellence under our belts as well as extensive research on all the hauntings, we’re proud to provide the best haunted tours in New Orleans. Make no mistake; if it doesn’t say Haunted History Tours, then it isn’t the original! These are the New Orleans history tours you’ve heard about featured on A&E, History Channel, Discovery Channel, SyFy Channel, Fox Network, and recommended by The Travel Channel as “The #1 tour in New Orleans… a must-do!” Mildly theatrical, hugely historical, and thoroughly entertaining, Haunted History Tours offers a variety of daily and nightly history tours that are sure to leave you spellbound!

In addition to our ghost and history tours , Haunted History Tours has a vampire tour , a cemetery tour , a Garden District tour , a haunted pub crawl , and day or night bus tours of the city. Explore the legends of the French Quarter, or take in spooky stories of the city’s Mid-City section. From our New Orleans Cemetery Tour to the 5-in-1 Ghost and Mystery Tour, every ghost tour we offer lasts about two hours and runs, rain or shine.

History tours run year-round — except on Mardi Gras. The largest and longest operating walking tour company in New Orleans, Haunted History Tours is renowned for incredible storytelling and wow-worthy explorations. We use only the industry’s best guides and storytellers: Expect to walk away impressed. Come join us for a spine-tingling experience today!

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The owner was very helpful in booking our tour. Cedric was hands down amazing!!!! He made the tour very fun, and if I go back and take another tour, I want him as my tour guide!!! Spooky and informative, we learned a lot about the ghosts and graveyards of New Orleans!! This is a must do tour if you go to NOLA, and make sure you get Cedric!

Rose was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. She went really deep describing folklore, historical, societal, and cultural origins of vampires that mirror our fears and perceptions reflecting it back to us. All of these were done in a way that made us able to relate and think deep about who we are.

I highly recommend this tour if you want to dig a little deeper and learn what New Orleans was and is all about and how it came to be the city we see nowadays. Thus a very, very interesting tour given by Toast, who's is an excellent storyteller, with a solid knowledge of history, funny anecdotes and music.

We toured with Toast (yes tour guide was named Toast), who was absolutely amazing. He told us numerous different stories of the area including hauntings and other parts of New Orleans history. He was incredibly entertaining and the two hours flew by. We went to several different graveyard sites as well as a local park and the old Charity Hospital.

We booked the French Quarter Ghost Tour and it was so much fun. Katrice was an absolute professional when dealing with less than ideal participants and the general rowdy public. She was engaging, educational, and the highlight of our night. We loved hearing the history and the stories as we walked the quarter.

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Often referred to as the most haunted city in America, New Orleans is filled with stories of ghosts, Voodoo, magic, pirates, vampires and more. There's no better way to learn about the city's haunted history than on a guided ghost tour, where local experts share their insider knowledge. U.S. News compiled this list of the top New Orleans ghost tours, considering traveler sentiment and expert opinion.

Ghost City Tours – The Ghosts of New Orleans Tour

Price: Adults from $25; kids from $10 Duration: 1.5 hours

During Ghost City Tours' Ghosts of New Orleans Tour, guides lead visitors on a walk to some of the most haunted locations in the French Quarter, including restaurants, hotels and the infamous LaLaurie Mansion. Despite its recounting of the city's gruesome crimes and murders, the tour is considered kid-friendly. And according to reviewers, the experience is both informative and entertaining for all ages.

Tours are offered nightly at 8 p.m.; additional tours at 4 and 6 p.m. may be available as well (offerings vary by day). Other experiences from this tour outfitter include adults-only tours like a haunted pub crawl and a Killers and Thrillers tour, which focuses on the city's most notorious crimes and murders.

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French Quarter Phantoms – Ghost and Vampire Walking Tour

Price: Adults from $22; kids from $5 Duration: 2 hours

Tourists enjoy a double dose of spooky tales regarding local hauntings and vampire lore on this tour with French Quarter Phantoms. Tours are led by licensed guides who revel in talking about disease, disaster, sinister spirits and murder in the city. That said, guides promise the thrills are mixed in with lots of laughs. According to visitors, the guides are excellent, funny and entertaining. What's more, reviewers describe the walking tour as family-friendly.

Tours are offered nightly at 6 and 8 p.m. French Quarter Phantoms runs other tours in New Orleans , including outings to Tremé and the Garden District, among other neighborhoods.

Witches Brew Tours – 3 in 1 French Quarter, Voodoo & Cemetery History Tour

Price: Adults from $33; kids from $20 Duration: 2 hours

If you're on the hunt for a tour that covers the history of the French Quarter, the city's unique above-ground cemeteries and its relationship to Voodoo, reviewers say you can't go wrong with this tour. Along the excursion, your guide will discuss New Orleans customs, traditions, architecture and superstitions, and take you to visit a cemetery, where you'll learn about the city's unique interment process. You'll also hear about the history of Voodoo and visit Congo Square, located in Louis Armstrong Park.

The tour is offered daily at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The tour is capped at 28 people, and reservations are required. For even more spine-chilling tales, consider the company's 4 in 1 tour, which includes stories of vampires in the Crescent City.

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Royal Carriages – New Orleans History & Haunts Carriage Tour

Price: Adults from $60; kids from $40 Duration: 1 hour

Climb aboard a mule-drawn carriage to clip-clop through the streets of the French Quarter on the New Orleans History & Haunts Carriage Tour. Tourgoers will learn about haunted hotels, Voodoo history, vampires and more as they ride slowly through the quarter. Reviewers appreciate the knowledgeable guides and the relaxed pace of this small group tour, which is capped at eight passengers.

Tours are offered seven days a week at multiple times between 3 and 10:30 p.m. Royal Carriages also offers a daytime history tour of the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods, as well as private carriage rides.

Haunted History Tours – French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour

Price: Adults from $30; kids from $20 Duration: 2 hours

The French Quarter Ghosts & Legends Tour visits sites of documented hauntings found in police records, city archives and the company's own paranormal investigations. Along the way, guides share entertaining tales of the French Quarter's most famous residents. Reviewers praise the guides for their storytelling abilities. They also appreciate the emphasis on history throughout the tour.

Tours are offered daily at 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Ghost tours of the Garden District, haunted pub crawls and cemetery tours are also available.

Free Tours By Foot – New Orleans Voodoo Tour

Price: Free Duration: 1.5 hours

On the New Orleans Voodoo Tour, participants will learn about this mysterious and often misunderstood religion, which is still practiced today. Guides will talk about the history, culture and beliefs of both past and current practitioners, including the famous Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Highlights include visits to Congo Square, the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and modern Voodoo shrines, among others. Visitors praise the excellent and informative guides.

Tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Though tourgoers can name their own price, reservations are required. Free Tours By Foot offers a variety of walking tours with ghost, cemetery and food themes.

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New Orleans Ghost Adventures Tours – Haunted Pub Crawl

Price: From $32 Duration: 2 hours

Led by New Orleans historians, the Haunted Pub Crawl aims to teach visitors the historical origins of the city's most legendary ghost stories. Tourgoers visit locations investigated by real ghost hunters (as seen on popular TV shows), all with a drink in hand. According to reviewers, this is the perfect way to explore New Orleans thanks to the insightful, humorous guides. Highlights include the LaLaurie Mansion, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop and tales of the French Quarter's haunted past.

Tours meet nightly at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 21 years old to join the tour. The company also offers tours that visit the city's most famous cemeteries, as well as Voodoo and vampire tours.

New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours – Ghost Tour

Price: Adults from $28; kids from $17 Duration: 2 hours

When you wander through the French Quarter with New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours, guides promise to thrill and chill you with tales of haunted buildings, events, legends and true crimes dating back to the Civil War. You'll learn about hauntings at the Andrew Jackson Hotel, the Ursuline Convent and Muriel's Jackson Square, as well as the yellow fever epidemic and Marie Laveau. You'll even hear about the city's present-day paranormal activity. According to visitors, the experience is informative and lots of fun, thanks to the engaging tour guides.

Tours run daily at 5:30 and 8 p.m. For a break from the ghost stories, consider the company's Garden District tour.

New Orleans Secrets – Mysteries of Voodoo Tour

Price: From $39 Duration: 2 hours

On the Mysteries of Voodoo Tour, guides promise to tell you the true history, culture and beliefs of Voodoo and dispel the myths surrounding it. Guides are either Voodoo practitioners or have spent years studying the religion academically, and they'll cover topics related to Voodoo queen Marie Laveau, slavery, spells, dolls, potions and much more. The tour is limited to nine people, so you can ask all the questions you like – an aspect visitors appreciate. In addition, you'll have the chance to see more than a dozen real Voodoo shrines and altars at several locations throughout the French Quarter.

Tours are generally offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 or 3 p.m., depending on the day. The company also operates several food and history tours.

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Gray Line – Ghosts & Spirits Walking Tour

Price: Adults from $27; kids from $15 Duration: 2 hours

Explore the French Quarter's most haunted buildings, streets and alleys on this evening walking tour. Between stops, your guide will regale you with stories of local legend and paranormal sightings. Reviewers recommend this tour, praising the informative, personable guides. Travelers also appreciate that guides weave in a fair amount of interesting New Orleans history throughout the tour.

Tours depart nightly at 7 p.m. from the Gray Line ticket office in the French Quarter. The excursion is not recommended for kids younger than 10. Hoping to explore beyond the French Quarter? Gray Line operates a variety of day trips to nearby swamps and plantations .

Unique NOLA Tours – Lewd Spirits Tour

Price: From $37 Duration: 2 hours

Hear risqué tales of adultery, murder and mayhem on this tour of the French Quarter, which stops at three bars, including a former brothel. Reviewers applaud the knowledgeable guides for their humor and storytelling abilities. Travelers also enjoy the bars visited.

Tours, which are restricted to adults 21 and older, depart nightly at 5 and 8 p.m. Note that drinks are not included in the ticket price. If you're traveling with kids and looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy, the company also offers a kid-friendly ghost tour, among other options.

Hottest Hell Tours – Walking the Devil's Empire Tour

Many reviewers called this tour the highlight of their New Orleans trip thanks to the excellent guides, who travelers describe as "master storytellers." Along the stroll, you'll hear stories of true crime, Voodoo, vampires and ghosts, passing landmarks like Congo Square, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop and the St. Germain House, one of the city's most photographed homes that was allegedly once home to a vampire. You can also upgrade to "Hell Vision" – a handheld projector that you can use to see historical documents, photos and more while on tour.

Tours depart nightly at 5 and 8 p.m. This is an adults-only experience; children are not allowed. Hottest Hell Tours also operates walking tours of the city's former red-light district (Storyville) and a Voodoo tour, among other options.

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Our Louisiana Friends Say These Are Best Things To Do in New Orleans

Posted: May 17, 2024 | Last updated: May 17, 2024

<p><em>With the help of some of our Louisiana friends, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in New Orleans. We hope that it comes in handy on your next NOLA trip.</em></p> <p>New Orleans – the land of Creole food, jazz music, and out-of-this-world Mardi Gras celebrations – is one of the most popular places to visit in the United States.</p> <p>After all, there’s always something happening in this lively city. Here’s what you should check out while visiting.</p>

With the help of some of our Louisiana friends, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in New Orleans. We hope that it comes in handy on your next NOLA trip.

New Orleans – the land of Creole food, jazz music, and out-of-this-world Mardi Gras celebrations – is one of the most popular places to visit in the United States.

After all, there’s always something happening in this lively city. Here’s what you should check out while visiting.

<p>So many of the best things to do in New Orleans are found in the French Quarter. While in this district, you can pop by the historic French Market, watch the street performers in Jackson Square, admire the <a href="https://www.stlouiscathedral.org/" rel="nofollow noopener">St. Louis Cathedral</a>, and take a stroll on the famous Bourbon Street – and all of that is just the beginning of an epic Southern getaway.</p><p>With all of the sights, smells, and sounds to experience, the French Quarter is a great place to take a New Orleans city tour. <a href="https://www.tourorleans.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Tour Orleans</a> and <a href="https://vipcitytours.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">VIP City Tours</a> are both great companies to book with.</p><p>If, at the end of the day, you’re just not ready to leave the French Quarter, you don’t have to. Stay at <a href="https://hotelmonteleone.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Hotel Monteleone</a> for luxurious rooms, a relaxing spa, and the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge.</p><p>It’s also said to be haunted if you want to get your spook on. We stayed here and it was a little spooky but elegant at the same time.</p>

Spend Some Time in the French Quarter

So many of the best things to do in New Orleans are found in the French Quarter. While in this district, you can pop by the historic French Market, watch the street performers in Jackson Square, admire the St. Louis Cathedral , and take a stroll on the famous Bourbon Street – and all of that is just the beginning of an epic Southern getaway.

With all of the sights, smells, and sounds to experience, the French Quarter is a great place to take a New Orleans city tour. Tour Orleans and VIP City Tours are both great companies to book with.

If, at the end of the day, you’re just not ready to leave the French Quarter, you don’t have to. Stay at Hotel Monteleone for luxurious rooms, a relaxing spa, and the famous Carousel Bar & Lounge.

It’s also said to be haunted if you want to get your spook on. We stayed here and it was a little spooky but elegant at the same time.

<p>If there’s one sweet treat that you have to try in New Orleans, it’s a beignet. When made properly, these airy, powdered sugar-covered donuts will have your mouth watering before you even take a bite. As a matter of fact, don’t be surprised if you find yourself searching for beignets as your breakfast each morning.</p><p>By far, the most popular place to get beignets in New Orleans is <a href="https://shop.cafedumonde.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Cafe du Monde</a>. Opened in 1862, this historic cafe claims to have produced and sold the first-ever beignet – and you can still visit and try their creations today. We ate here our first time in NOLA, and it was excellent.</p><p>That said, there are so many other spectacular beignet spots in town. <a href="https://criollonola.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Criollo Restaurant</a>, <a href="https://www.thevintagenola.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">The Vintage</a>, and <a href="https://therooseveltneworleans.com/dining/#teddys-cafe" rel="nofollow noopener">Teddy’s Cafe</a> in The Roosevelt New Orleans all serve up some of these fluffy, delicious donuts.</p>

Binge on Beignets

If there’s one sweet treat that you have to try in New Orleans, it’s a beignet. When made properly, these airy, powdered sugar-covered donuts will have your mouth watering before you even take a bite. As a matter of fact, don’t be surprised if you find yourself searching for beignets as your breakfast each morning.

By far, the most popular place to get beignets in New Orleans is Cafe du Monde . Opened in 1862, this historic cafe claims to have produced and sold the first-ever beignet – and you can still visit and try their creations today. We ate here our first time in NOLA, and it was excellent.

That said, there are so many other spectacular beignet spots in town. Criollo Restaurant , The Vintage , and Teddy’s Cafe in The Roosevelt New Orleans all serve up some of these fluffy, delicious donuts.

<p>While New Orleans is known for its downtown, there’s more to the area than just the city. Get out into nature with a swamp boat ride through the Louisiana Bayou.</p><p><a href="https://airboatadventures.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Airboat Adventures</a> offers some incredible swamp tours on both airboats and pontoon boats. As you sail along the water under Spanish moss-laden trees, your guide will share all sorts of fun facts about the bayou, New Orleans, and beyond.</p><p>Plus, they’ll help you spot some of the most incredible creatures in the swamp, including turtles, cranes, owls, and of course ‘gators.</p>

Take a Swamp Boat Ride Through the Bayou

While New Orleans is known for its downtown, there’s more to the area than just the city. Get out into nature with a swamp boat ride through the Louisiana Bayou.

Airboat Adventures offers some incredible swamp tours on both airboats and pontoon boats. As you sail along the water under Spanish moss-laden trees, your guide will share all sorts of fun facts about the bayou, New Orleans, and beyond.

Plus, they’ll help you spot some of the most incredible creatures in the swamp, including turtles, cranes, owls, and of course ‘gators.

<p>Swap nature for history with a visit to <a href="https://www.oakalleyplantation.org/" rel="nofollow noopener">Oak Alley Plantation</a>. This Louisiana attraction (an hour outside of New Orleans) dives into the history of the Antebellum’s thriving sugar cane industry – both from the plantation owner’s perspective and the enslaved persons’ perspectives.</p><p>There are a few different sections of Oak Alley Plantation. The most obvious part is the “Big House,” which is another name for the plantation mansion. Complete with columned sides and wrought iron balconies, this elaborate mansion is filled with historic artifacts from the 1800s.</p><p>The best way to learn about the “Big House” is on the guided Oak Alley Plantation tour, so be sure to secure your tickets in advance. We did the tour and got mint juleps afterward. </p><p>You can also witness the historic quarters of enslaved people. While these buildings aren’t original, they’re still a way to get a glimpse into the harsh life of enslaved people on the plantation.</p><p>Learn the stories of individual enslaved people at Oak Alley and find out how their lives turned a corner post-emancipation.</p><p>Last but certainly not least, Oak Alley Plantation is also home to beautiful outdoor areas. There are two separate gardens, filled to the brim with thriving plants. There’s also the stunning Alley of Oaks, a walkway lined with 28 towering oak trees that will take your breath away.</p>

Tour Oak Alley Plantation

Swap nature for history with a visit to Oak Alley Plantation . This Louisiana attraction (an hour outside of New Orleans) dives into the history of the Antebellum’s thriving sugar cane industry – both from the plantation owner’s perspective and the enslaved persons’ perspectives.

There are a few different sections of Oak Alley Plantation. The most obvious part is the “Big House,” which is another name for the plantation mansion. Complete with columned sides and wrought iron balconies, this elaborate mansion is filled with historic artifacts from the 1800s.

The best way to learn about the “Big House” is on the guided Oak Alley Plantation tour, so be sure to secure your tickets in advance. We did the tour and got mint juleps afterward. 

You can also witness the historic quarters of enslaved people. While these buildings aren’t original, they’re still a way to get a glimpse into the harsh life of enslaved people on the plantation.

Learn the stories of individual enslaved people at Oak Alley and find out how their lives turned a corner post-emancipation.

Last but certainly not least, Oak Alley Plantation is also home to beautiful outdoor areas. There are two separate gardens, filled to the brim with thriving plants. There’s also the stunning Alley of Oaks, a walkway lined with 28 towering oak trees that will take your breath away.

<p>If there’s one thing that New Orleans is known for, it’s the food. And even though we’ve already talked about beignets, there’s so much more to discover – from gumbo to jambalaya to muffulettas.</p><p><a href="https://www.brennansneworleans.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Brennan’s on Royal Street</a> is a great spot for an authentic NOLA breakfast – from eggs sardou to shrimp remoulade. For a casual lunch, <a href="https://centralgrocery.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Central Grocery</a> is the place to go for muffulettas, a popular New Orleans sandwich filled with cured meats, Swiss cheese, and a flavorful olive salad. But if you’re looking for a slightly fancier midday meal, <a href="https://originalpierremasperos.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">the Original Pierre Maspero’s seafood pistolettes</a> and crawfish etouffee won’t disappoint.</p><p>All of that said, dinner is where New Orleans cuisine really has its moment to shine. <a href="https://antoines.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Antoine’s</a>, <a href="https://www.galatoires.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Galatoire’s</a>, and <a href="https://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Arnaud’s</a> are just the beginning of the divine dinner restaurants in the city. There, you’ll find elevated versions of all of the NOLA classics, including seafood gumbo, crab yvonne, and turtle soup.</p>

Explore the New Orleans Food Scene

If there’s one thing that New Orleans is known for, it’s the food. And even though we’ve already talked about beignets, there’s so much more to discover – from gumbo to jambalaya to muffulettas.

Brennan’s on Royal Street is a great spot for an authentic NOLA breakfast – from eggs sardou to shrimp remoulade. For a casual lunch, Central Grocery is the place to go for muffulettas, a popular New Orleans sandwich filled with cured meats, Swiss cheese, and a flavorful olive salad. But if you’re looking for a slightly fancier midday meal, the Original Pierre Maspero’s seafood pistolettes and crawfish etouffee won’t disappoint.

All of that said, dinner is where New Orleans cuisine really has its moment to shine. Antoine’s , Galatoire’s , and Arnaud’s are just the beginning of the divine dinner restaurants in the city. There, you’ll find elevated versions of all of the NOLA classics, including seafood gumbo, crab yvonne, and turtle soup.

<p>There are lots of great times to visit New Orleans. February is typically when Mardi Gras is in full swing, April is fantastic for jazz music (hello, <a href="https://www.nojazzfest.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival</a>), and October is absolutely perfect weather-wise. But there’s only one time of year when you can experience Réveillon, and that is in December.</p><p>What is Réveillon, you ask? Traditionally, these were elaborate dinners that took place either on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. But today, in New Orleans, these lavish dinners can happen any time during the holiday season.</p><p>The real question is where you can experience the best Réveillon dinner in NOLA. Other than being invited to a local friend’s celebration, of course, there are a handful of restaurants in the city that do Réveillon in style.</p><p><a href="https://thecountryclubneworleans.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">The Country Club</a> serves up four courses of modern Creole cuisine, <a href="https://www.commanderspalace.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">the Commander’s Palace</a> highlights ingredients from the best local vendors, and <a href="https://www.thebowernola.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">The Bower</a> masterfully crafts five tasty vegetarian courses for this holiday tradition.</p>

Experience a Réveillon Dinner

There are lots of great times to visit New Orleans. February is typically when Mardi Gras is in full swing, April is fantastic for jazz music (hello, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival ), and October is absolutely perfect weather-wise. But there’s only one time of year when you can experience Réveillon, and that is in December.

What is Réveillon, you ask? Traditionally, these were elaborate dinners that took place either on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. But today, in New Orleans, these lavish dinners can happen any time during the holiday season.

The real question is where you can experience the best Réveillon dinner in NOLA. Other than being invited to a local friend’s celebration, of course, there are a handful of restaurants in the city that do Réveillon in style.

The Country Club serves up four courses of modern Creole cuisine, the Commander’s Palace highlights ingredients from the best local vendors, and The Bower masterfully crafts five tasty vegetarian courses for this holiday tradition.

<p>If you’re a collector of all things vintage or antique, Magazine Street is a must-visit destination. On this one road, there are dozens of antique shops selling everything from jewelry to furniture.</p><p>If you’re looking for specific shop recommendations, <a href="https://wirthmoreantiques.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Wirthmore Antiques</a>, <a href="https://www.neworleans.com/listing/petricia-thompson-antiques/32794/" rel="nofollow noopener">Petricia Thompson Antiques</a>, and <a href="https://magazinestreet.com/merchant/magazine-antique-mall/" rel="nofollow noopener">Magazine Antique Mall</a> are all local (and visitor) favorites.</p>

Go Antiquing on Magazine Street

If you’re a collector of all things vintage or antique, Magazine Street is a must-visit destination. On this one road, there are dozens of antique shops selling everything from jewelry to furniture.

If you’re looking for specific shop recommendations, Wirthmore Antiques , Petricia Thompson Antiques , and Magazine Antique Mall are all local (and visitor) favorites.

<p>Calling all history buffs! One of the best things to do in New Orleans, Louisiana, is <a href="https://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/plan-your-visit" rel="nofollow noopener">pay a visit to The National WWII Museum</a>. This attraction takes visitors on a deep dive into World War II and the role of the U.S. in it, from Normandy, France, to Iwo Jima, Japan. Peruse everything from planes to newspaper articles to tanks from this world-changing war.</p><p>On top of that, the National WWII Museum’s main claim to fame is that visitors can hitch a ride on a restored wartime PT-boat. After all, that’s as close to a first-hand World War II experience as you can get (while staying safe and sound, of course).</p><p>It’s hailed as a museum travelers love from all around.</p>

Pay a Visit to The National WWII Museum

Calling all history buffs! One of the best things to do in New Orleans, Louisiana, is pay a visit to The National WWII Museum . This attraction takes visitors on a deep dive into World War II and the role of the U.S. in it, from Normandy, France, to Iwo Jima, Japan. Peruse everything from planes to newspaper articles to tanks from this world-changing war.

On top of that, the National WWII Museum’s main claim to fame is that visitors can hitch a ride on a restored wartime PT-boat. After all, that’s as close to a first-hand World War II experience as you can get (while staying safe and sound, of course).

It’s hailed as a museum travelers love from all around.

<p>Hitch a ride on a historic trolley during your time in NOLA. Officially known as the New Orleans streetcars, these adorable trolley cars might be the best way to navigate around the city.</p><p>First things first. Getting aboard a New Orleans streetcar can be a little tricky if you’re not familiar with the system. If you want to pay in cash, you’ll need exact change ($1.25 per ride per adult, $0.50 per ride per child, or $0.40 per ride per senior). To skip the cash together, use <a href="https://www.norta.com/ride-with-us/how-to-pay/lepass" rel="nofollow noopener">Le Pass</a>, the official New Orleans Region Transit Authority app, to secure your tickets.</p><p>Once you have the tickets in hand (or on the app), you can take these cute trolleys all over New Orleans. While there are several different lines you can take, the St. Charles Line is the most popular one. Roll your way down this famous avenue, passing through the Live Oak tunnel, by Loyola University, and near dozens of restaurants and shops. Then, finish it all off with a visit to the lovely Audubon Park.</p>

Hop on a Historic Trolley

Hitch a ride on a historic trolley during your time in NOLA. Officially known as the New Orleans streetcars, these adorable trolley cars might be the best way to navigate around the city.

First things first. Getting aboard a New Orleans streetcar can be a little tricky if you’re not familiar with the system. If you want to pay in cash, you’ll need exact change ($1.25 per ride per adult, $0.50 per ride per child, or $0.40 per ride per senior). To skip the cash together, use Le Pass , the official New Orleans Region Transit Authority app, to secure your tickets.

Once you have the tickets in hand (or on the app), you can take these cute trolleys all over New Orleans. While there are several different lines you can take, the St. Charles Line is the most popular one. Roll your way down this famous avenue, passing through the Live Oak tunnel, by Loyola University, and near dozens of restaurants and shops. Then, finish it all off with a visit to the lovely Audubon Park.

<p>If there’s one holiday that New Orleans is known for, it’s Mardi Gras. But before we get to how to party it up in this Southern city, we have to talk a little bit about the background of this special holiday.</p><p>Mardi Gras quite literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French. In other words, this is the final day of celebration before the long Catholic Lent – free of meat and dairy – commences, which means people often celebrate by gorging themselves on delicious food. Hence, Fat Tuesday.</p><p>As for how to actually celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, elaborate parades and mouthwatering king cake are the way to go (and Mardi Gras balls, if you can snag an invite or a ticket).</p><p>Parades-wise, there’s something just about every day leading up to the famous Tuesday, including the Endymion, Bacchus, Proteus, Rex, and Zulu parades.</p><p>Cake-wise, <a href="https://antoinesfamouscakes.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Antoine’s Famous Cakes</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hidobakery/" rel="nofollow noopener">Hi-Do Bakery</a>, and <a href="https://www.dpbakery.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Dong Phuong Bake Shop</a> are all known for whipping up the best of this official Mardi Gras dessert. That sounds like a party to us!</p>

Party It Up for Mardi Gras

If there’s one holiday that New Orleans is known for, it’s Mardi Gras. But before we get to how to party it up in this Southern city, we have to talk a little bit about the background of this special holiday.

Mardi Gras quite literally means “Fat Tuesday” in French. In other words, this is the final day of celebration before the long Catholic Lent – free of meat and dairy – commences, which means people often celebrate by gorging themselves on delicious food. Hence, Fat Tuesday.

As for how to actually celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, elaborate parades and mouthwatering king cake are the way to go (and Mardi Gras balls, if you can snag an invite or a ticket).

Parades-wise, there’s something just about every day leading up to the famous Tuesday, including the Endymion, Bacchus, Proteus, Rex, and Zulu parades.

Cake-wise, Antoine’s Famous Cakes , Hi-Do Bakery , and Dong Phuong Bake Shop are all known for whipping up the best of this official Mardi Gras dessert. That sounds like a party to us!

<p>If you’re visiting in the summer, one of the best things to do in New Orleans to escape the heat is to head to the <a href="https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/aquarium" rel="nofollow noopener">Audubon Aquarium</a>. Newly reopened in June 2023, this incredible aquarium is back and better than ever.</p><p>Now, the Audubon Aquarium is home to over 3,600 animals from about 250 different species, which means there are a whole bunch of new sea friends for you to make. Say hello to potbellied seahorses, white alligators, spiky lionfish, spotted leopoldi stingrays, and so much more during your visit.</p>

Spend a Day at the Audubon Aquarium

If you’re visiting in the summer, one of the best things to do in New Orleans to escape the heat is to head to the Audubon Aquarium . Newly reopened in June 2023, this incredible aquarium is back and better than ever.

Now, the Audubon Aquarium is home to over 3,600 animals from about 250 different species, which means there are a whole bunch of new sea friends for you to make. Say hello to potbellied seahorses, white alligators, spiky lionfish, spotted leopoldi stingrays, and so much more during your visit.

<p>Located in the French Quarter, Royal Street is home to some of the best clothing boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. It’s the perfect place to find a little piece of New Orleans to take home with you.</p><p>While there are dozens of lovely shops on this one road, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. If you’re a collector of old-timey gems, <a href="https://royalantiques.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Royal Antiques</a> and <a href="https://rauantiques.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">M.S. Rau Antiques</a> are two can’t-miss stops.</p><p>If you’re more of a modern fashionista, <a href="https://www.krewe.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Krewe du Optic</a>, <a href="https://www.trashydivavintage.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Trashy Diva</a>, and <a href="https://www.1of1blazers.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">1 of 1 Blazers</a> are where you’ll want to head.</p><p>If you’re looking for some eye-catching new artwork for your home, <a href="https://www.elliottgallery.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Elliott Gallery</a> and <a href="https://georgerodrigue.com/blog/" rel="nofollow noopener">Rodrigue Studio</a> are sure to please.</p>

Shop Until You Drop on Royal Street

Located in the French Quarter, Royal Street is home to some of the best clothing boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries. It’s the perfect place to find a little piece of New Orleans to take home with you.

While there are dozens of lovely shops on this one road, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. If you’re a collector of old-timey gems, Royal Antiques and M.S. Rau Antiques are two can’t-miss stops.

If you’re more of a modern fashionista, Krewe du Optic , Trashy Diva , and 1 of 1 Blazers are where you’ll want to head.

If you’re looking for some eye-catching new artwork for your home, Elliott Gallery and Rodrigue Studio are sure to please.

<p>As you likely already know, New Orleans is the place to listen to jazz music. It’s the birthplace of jazz music, after all. As for where exactly to listen to jazz in NOLA, you’ve got a few options.</p><p>Of all of the spots in town, <a href="https://www.preservationhall.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Preservation Hall</a> is undoubtedly the most iconic jazz music venue. Opened in 1961, this intimate locale has live music every night of the week. And considering old jazz legends like The Humphrey Brothers and George Lewis graced the stage once upon a time, who knows who you’ll see there today!</p><p>But Preservation Hall is just the first of many incredible NOLA jazz spots. <a href="https://www.spottedcatmusicclub.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">The Spotted Cat</a> is known as one of the best live music spots in the French Quarter, <a href="https://www.mapleleafbar.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Maple Leaf</a> puts a contemporary spin on its jazz performances, and <a href="https://snugjazz.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Snug Harbor</a> is a classic venue for all-around great jazz.</p>

Hop From One Live Jazz Spot to Another

As you likely already know, New Orleans is the place to listen to jazz music. It’s the birthplace of jazz music, after all. As for where exactly to listen to jazz in NOLA, you’ve got a few options.

Of all of the spots in town, Preservation Hall is undoubtedly the most iconic jazz music venue. Opened in 1961, this intimate locale has live music every night of the week. And considering old jazz legends like The Humphrey Brothers and George Lewis graced the stage once upon a time, who knows who you’ll see there today!

But Preservation Hall is just the first of many incredible NOLA jazz spots. The Spotted Cat is known as one of the best live music spots in the French Quarter, Maple Leaf puts a contemporary spin on its jazz performances, and Snug Harbor is a classic venue for all-around great jazz.

<p>From crave-worthy Creole cuisine, ghost tours, historic attractions, and vibing jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, is filled with incredible things to do. You can easily spend a long weekend – or even a full week – exploring everything this Gulf Coast city has to see.</p><p>I don’t know about you, but it sounds like it’s time to pack our bags again for another trip to NOLA.</p><p><em>Where indicated, images courtesy of <a href="https://depositphotos.com/" rel="nofollow noopener">Depositphotos.com</a>.</em></p><p><strong>More Articles From The Happiness Function:</strong></p><ul> <li><a href="https://thehappinessfxn.com/florida-beach-cities/">10 Florida Beach Cities Perfect for a Getaway</a></li> <li><a href="https://thehappinessfxn.com/best-things-to-do-in-florida/">14 Reasons We Are Obsessed With Vacationing in Florida</a></li> </ul>

From Beignets to the Bayous

From crave-worthy Creole cuisine, ghost tours, historic attractions, and vibing jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, is filled with incredible things to do. You can easily spend a long weekend – or even a full week – exploring everything this Gulf Coast city has to see.

I don’t know about you, but it sounds like it’s time to pack our bags again for another trip to NOLA.

Where indicated, images courtesy of Depositphotos.com .

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