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Tours run 1.5-2 hours, which usually includes a break.
Ghosts, legends, and true crime – our Dark History Tour is our most popular tour! Join us on a walk through the streets of the Old French Quarter and hear the history of our city through the stories of its restless dead, the old legends, horrifying great disasters, and still unsolved murders.
The stories you will hear on our Dark History Tour are the ones that define our city and her people. What’s most unsettling about the things you’ll learn? It all really happened! Our Dark History Tour is equal parts history, entertainment and horror.
After departing from Pirate’s Alley, our Dark History Tour begins with a stop at St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in the United States, in the heart of the French Quarter. From there, we will journey through the streets to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar (where we will stop mid-tour for a break), the Cabildo, Madame John’s Legacy and other French Quarter landmarks. You will hear stories about the Spanish occupation of New Orleans, 19th Century ghosts and more.
By the time our Dark History Tour concludes in Jackson Square, you will see The Crescent City in a new light. Experience the rich, dark history of New Orleans while standing in the same spots it took place! If you’re like us, these stories will make you respect and revere our city even more than ever!
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.
What to bring
Closed toe shoes - be ready to walk!