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“Haunted History Tours - Garden District, bringing history to life (by walking with the dead).”

Haunted History Tours of New Orleans
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$25.00*
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5-in-1 Ghost and Mystery Tour
Ranked #77 of 252 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: These tours will take you through New Orleans' freaky past, from voodoo to ghosts, all with an offbeat, theatrical presentation that makes it fun.
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Carla Boullion is one of the best tour guides in the United States and leads this wonderful daytime tour (the Garden District is home to most of the celebrities and wealthy of NOLA, so no tours after 6PM). Carla's family has been in Louisiana for generations, so she is a wealth of historical information, not just the typical ghost stories and legends.
If you are a history buff, Civil War follower,architectual enthusiast, botonist that happens to love paranormal research, then you will love Carla's tour. She is not only a tour guides but an occasional paranormal investigator too. Feel free to bring cameras, K2 meters and recorders. One little ghostly girl has been seen several times in broad daylight.The locals that live in the Garden District know her, and on occasion invite you in to their world for a brief glimpse. Who else can claim to have John Goodman wave to her while out in his yard, or Nick Cage say hello. In fact ask her about her famous celebrity curtains,that she is now the proud owner of!! The Garden District has as much history as the Quarter and you don't have to compete with loud bar patrons to hear her wonderful stories.
You get to learn the ins and outs of one of the most famous cemeteries in the state, stop at a wonderful local food joint and watering hole and learn about the Irish and Italian influence in the area. There are slave tales and murder mysteries.
If you are looking for a wonderful, relaxing stroll through haunted history during daylight hours, then this is the tour for you. Great for whole families, couples, foreign visitors and active elders. Haunted History Tours are popular with visiting celebrities too, just check out who was on one of our tours! If you agree with this review, tip your tour guide, she works hard for her money in the : rain, heat,humidity or too much sunshine!!! Sandy Emmons.

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We took the haunted history tour which was a two hour walk at 6pm from Rev Voo Doo place. The tour guide called himself Minion. The tour was stupid and boring and all they do is walk you around giving you information which is useless. they point to buildings and you get not one tour inside a building or anything. Save you money search the internet and walk the town yourself. STUPID STUPID STUPID
Several people leave and walk away from the tour realizing how ridiculous it is and all seem angrey

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

We signed up for the "Haunted History" Cemetary Tour and weren't even advised that it was a walking tour. Temperature was about 99 degrees that day and don't think we would have chosen this tour at 11 am on a hot day like that....and hot it was.
We met in front of the Voodoo Shop and headed out to St. Louis Cemetary #1. The guide was very informative and we learned lots about the early days in New Orleans as well as how their various burial practices changed over time. She was funny and put a dramatic spin on everything. We had lots of laughs.
She tried to stop in shady spots to give us her talks. We were surprised that it didn't feel as hot as we expected. She was a member of Save our Cemetaries, even though that was not the tour we took, She explained a lot about Renovation versus Restoration and we really saw and learned a lot.
Great tour...glad we took it

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This was a pleasant evening and a nice walk around the quarter. One thing I enjoyed about our guide/storyteller Eugenia was her respect for the ghosts in her approach. They were indeed once vibrant persons enjoying life in this beautiful neighborhood - well, with the exception of the lalaurie servants....

I know we walked past a few interesting places without a story. That was a bit disappointing.

The reviews that panned the stop at Lafitte's were a bit unfair. Lafitte's is the only place we heard a story that could actually be entered. At night in New Orleans some of us had been enjoying some drink, and a stop was appreciated. And Eugenia still made herself available for questions and conversation.

BTW a students price is reduced to $17.

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Reviewed August 31, 2011

My wife and I did the tour of St Louis No 1 and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was engaging and informative and kept us interested throughout.
Whilst you can visit yourself, I would certainly recommend visiting the cemetery with a guide. We learnt much about New Orleans burials, the type of graves and the rumours that abound from voodoo queens to film stars.You would miss so much on a solo visit.

Date of experience: August 2011
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