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Came to New Orleans to get a taste of antiquity? Then look no further than the Old Ursuline Convent—the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. But that’s not all – built in 1752, the convent is also a treasure trove of religious antiquity which features, among other religious treasures, the famous Archdiocese archives.

Not just a documentary museum, this ancient antebellum mansion located in New Orleans Garden District also houses some of the best examples of opulent southern décor. Enter via the Chartres Street entrance and be met with the most beautiful manicured garden in New Orleans, while within the mansion, the first thing you’ll notice is a handcrafted cypress staircase followed by some of the most fascinating oil paintings featuring religious motifs. Other rooms tell the various histories of the Old Ursuline Convent—the building was once an orphanage, a makeshift hospital, and even a temporary residence for traveling bishops.

Come visit this amazing example of French colonial architecture (the oldest surviving example in the United States) and see why locals have, for years, called the Old Ursuline Convent the “treasure of the archdiocese.”

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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans #1 Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Walking Tour

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Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Adults Only - New Orleans Ghost, True Crime, Voodoo and Vampire Walking Tour

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

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"When friends and family ask me what they shouldn’t miss when they visit New Orleans, I tell them, “Take a tour with Hottest Hell.” - Michael Cerveris, Star of 'Mindhunter' Do you believe there are things in this life that simply cannot be explained? Come take a walk through the haunted French Quarter stories that may leave you questioning what you ever thought possible. Our 8PM tour will be available with the VIP option of HELLVISION™! We use handheld projectors to bring the bloody images of New Orleans out of the archives and onto the streets for your tour. Our new 7PM tour is for those that prefer the road less traveled - an alternative to our popular main route, starting at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, telling oft-forgotten true crime gems. Tours go out rain or shine. Intoxicated travelers will not be permitted.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

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Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
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  • 30 days
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde Option in New Orleans

French Quarter History Tour with Cafe Du Monde Option in New Orleans

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Discover the magic of the Vieux Carré in the morning on this historic walking tour. Accompany your friendly guide on a stroll through the French Quarter to view signature architecture and learn about the convergence of ethnic influence on this famous neighborhood, from cloistered courtyards and intricate ironwork to po’ boys and jambalaya. If option selected, end with a sugar-dusted beignet and café au lait at Cafe du Monde, a classic New Orleans institution.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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French Quarter Haunted Excursion In New Orleans

French Quarter Haunted Excursion In New Orleans

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This haunted excursion around New Orleans takes in the greatest hits of ghosts and vampires alongside lurid New Orleans history, popular culture and architecture, cemetery explorations and, of course, tales of the city's great unsolved mysteries. Popular with families and individuals alike, the tour includes fun commentary during a walk through the French Quarter. As the Cajun expression 'laissz les bon temps rouler' goes, let the good times roll!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

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Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Introduction to the French Quarter Walking Tour

Introduction to the French Quarter Walking Tour

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This New Orleans walking tour serves as a crash course in New Orleans history and culture. Walk with your guide to top historic sites such as Jackson Square and the Old Ursuline Convent and hear tales and trivia from the founding days of New Orleans through the present. This small-group tour is limited to just 15 people or fewer so you can ask plenty of questions.
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  • 2 hours
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Night Walking Tour through Haunted New Orleans

Night Walking Tour through Haunted New Orleans

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We put our guides together to select the most haunted stories and locations from their years of experience. The result is a "best of" ghost tour featuring our local guides' mysterious and frightening favorites. Want to find out why NOLA is considered America's most haunted city? Our guides will take you on a tour of their favorites in paranormal activity in New Orleans: from LaLaurie Mansion and throughout the French Quarter, be prepared to be terrified and thrilled by eerie presences still lying in wait around every corner. You'll hear stories of mysterious deaths, unspeakable tragedy, and twisted history that have left the spirits of these unfortunate souls to continue to walk amongst the very places you'll visit on this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Mardi Gras Walking Tour

New Orleans Mardi Gras Walking Tour

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Uncover the secrets behind one of America's biggest parties on this 2-hour Mardi Gras and New Orleans history walking tour. See where the annual Mardi Gras parade kicks off each year, and visit several locations central to the city’s Fat Tuesday traditions. As you stroll through the French Quarter, learn about other aspects of New Orleans culture that make it unique from any place on earth, including voodoo rituals, haunted history, pirate legends, and more.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Spirits of the French Quarter A Halloween Special Event Tour

Spirits of the French Quarter A Halloween Special Event Tour

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Treat yourself to the Halloween of a lifetime with an eerie 2-hour French Quarter walking tour! Wind through darkened alleys, and hear tales of famous hauntings and mayhem from your entertaining guide. You’ll stop at sites of paranormal activity such as the Ursuline Convent and the LaLaurie Mansion, home to the murderous Delphine LaLaurie. Enjoy a night of tale-telling featuring notorious characters, voodoo, ghosts, vampires and more.
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  • 2 hours
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Haunted Crawl: New Orleans Exclusive Haunted Tour

Haunted Crawl: New Orleans Exclusive Haunted Tour

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New Orleans is infamous for it's savage and tumultuous past which allegedly has left much of the historic French Quarter, haunted. The Haunted Crawl takes you on a 90-minute tour through the most haunted neighborhood in America, taking you to REAL buildings and homes where these horrors took place. Your tour guide will answer any questions about the stories and hauntings of the eerily creepy history of the oldest sector of the city. You will hear the REAL story and timeline behind the Lalaurie Mansion, Marie Laveau and everything that wasn't explained in American Horror Story. As a bonus, you will find out which celebrities have and still own homes in the French Quarter, where the scenes from famous movies were filmed and who loves this city so much they purchased a mausoleum to be buried in. We have ONE guide and he has over 3,000 tours under his belt and we're confident you will love his stories. This is a boutique haunted tour, we believe in QUALITY, not quantity.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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French Quarter Walking Tour

French Quarter Walking Tour

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Stroll through the historic French Quarter during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your guide past the historic buildings, down charming lanes and through serene plazas surrounded by Spanish moss-draped trees. Listen to an insider's account of the bustling, decadent neighborhood's history, from its beginnings to what it stands for today.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Ghost, History, Murder and Mystery Combo Walking Tour

Ghost, History, Murder and Mystery Combo Walking Tour

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Our Licensed tour guides will lead you to the most haunted places in the French Quarter, touching upon the history and memory of New Orleans. Why does the ghost of a priest still walk near the St. Louis Cathedral? What horror stories have been woven from the Axe Man of New Orleans? What still walks the streets of the French Quarter at night, side by side with tourist and jazz bands? You’ll be able to experience all of this with one of our expert guides while diving into the darker and more mysterious pieces of the incredible patchwork of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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New Orleans Haunted & History Tour

New Orleans Haunted & History Tour

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From vampires and brothels to ghosts and pirates, New Orleans history is rich with an unsavory cast of characters. Uncover their sinister stories on a ghost tour through the historic French Quarter, one of the oldest neighborhoods in America and often considered the most haunted. Pass by mansions, convents, and other locales known for their paranormal activity, and check for spirits yourself with the use of real ghost-hunting equipment.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private French Quarter Walking Tour

Private French Quarter Walking Tour

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Take in New Orleans’ distinctive architecture and history on a small-group, 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Step back in time at Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral, and learn about the Vieux Carré’s most celebrated (and notorious) characters. See Madame John’s Legacy, visit the Old Ursuline Convent then stop by the home of a famous socialite and suspected serial killer. Explore the neighborhood with a local guide, and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink like a local in New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Crescent City History Tour

Crescent City History Tour

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Discover the highlights of New Orleans on this 2-hour walking tour of the vibrant French Quarter. A friendly guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, past charming hidden courtyards, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s confluence of cultures and rich traditions. See bustling scenes of local life, peek into the world of voodoo, and view architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Boulet History Tour of the French Quarter

Boulet History Tour of the French Quarter

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Your tour guide grew up on the back deck of her father's shrimp boat in Cajun Louisiana, has taught history for 29 years, and is a resident of the French Quarter. She brings a wealth of historical background and a passion for her city to this information-packed tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour

Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour

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The Knowledgable and certified tour guides can give you an experience that is very unique in New Orleans. Our tour guides are bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. We will give you the historically accurate stories of New Orleans while delivering the lore and legends in a way that will still be entertaining for our guests. Come and join us for a beautiful tour through the famous French Quarter, where you can enjoy an alcoholic drink while listening to our stories. Best way to see some spirits, is to imbibe some spirits. :) Private Tours are offered at other times. Please call and we will accommodate you as best as we can.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans Murder, Haunts, & Mystery Tour

New Orleans Murder, Haunts, & Mystery Tour

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New Orleans' only INTERACTIVE Ghost Tour!!! See the dark side of the French Quarter through the eyes of our local paranormal guides in investigators, and learn to use some of the tools used on ghost hunts. They will immerse you into a NOLA ghost adventure full of haunted history, murder, and mayhem. The spirits in this ghost city still have a tale to tell, as evidenced by our guides' photos, personal experiences, and even audio. Enhance your experience by downloading the guide recommended app and catch your own paranormal activity. Some of our stops were features on television shows like American Horror Story and The Originals. Take a walk on the dark side! ​ Tour duration approximately 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours, including break. ​ Tour guide gratuities NOT included in tour price.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghosts of New Orleans: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour

Ghosts of New Orleans: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour

Discover ghosts, vampires, and pirates of the French Quarter. - Go anytime, at your own pace and your schedule. -Navigated by the WalknTours app. -Tour never expires - take it anytime, as many times as you like. -Easy to navigate - the arrow in the app points you to the next stop. -Professionally narrated. -1 purchase works on 2 phones On the solo tour you'll be guided through the streets of New Orleans and you'll see the most haunted spots in the French Quarter. Along the way you will see and hear the stories of the Napoleon House, The LaLaurie Mansion, The Vampires of the Ursuline Convent, the Casket Girls, the old morgue, haunted hotels, haunted restaurants, the haunted Madame Johns Legacy and much more. Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop bar on Bourbon street. 4. Press start experience.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter

Private Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter

With no in-person contact, our smartphone-guided tour brings the real facts and stories behind New Orleans to life with the quality of a personal private tour crafted by New Orleans locals. We've taken the same stops and sights we share with our friends and families when they come to town, and created an interactive web-based tour. Read the stories behind the city, answer questions about what you've seen to reveal fun facts, and experience what makes New Orleans incredible! Purchase your tour and then navigate to our website to enter your access code and launch the tour. You can either start immediately or create an account and come back when you've reached the starting location and are ready to explore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Orleans History and Hauntings Tour

New Orleans History and Hauntings Tour

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This 2-hour New Orleans ghost tour brings together the best of the occult, macabre and mysterious legend that surrounds New Orleans. While listening to a guide speak about traditional burial practice methods, voodoo rites and visions of ghouls and vampires, you'll be looking at the architecture and people-watching on the street. Visit more than 15 locations and even use high-tec ghost-tracking equipment.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private VIP New Orleans French Quarter Tour

Private VIP New Orleans French Quarter Tour

Discover New Orleans kaleidoscopic history on a 2-hour private walking tour, exploring highlight landmarks like the bustling French Quarter, Jackson Square, Cabildo, the Ursuline Convent and more. Absorb the sights and sounds of the city as you learn about its eclectic history from New Orleans' French and Spanish roots to its Creole cultural traditions and contemporary culture. A great comprehensive tour for history buffs!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Old Ursuline Convent costs USD 5.00. Guided Old Ursuline Convent tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 24 Old Ursuline Convent tickets and tours on Viator.
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