Finally, a topic I can really sink my teeth into. If you are the kind who likes to find the most scary haunted house when it comes Halloween, or likes to go out to one of those 'in the woods' haunted hayrides, then this little NOLA tour maybe just what you are looking for during time off from Scaling New Heights (late nights).
The LaLaurie Mansion - long regarded as the most haunted house and frightening location n New Orleans, this "spook house" better be on any walking tour for either history or haunt in the famous French Quarter (1140 Royal Street).
French Quarter Ghost & Vampire Walking Tour - Disease, disaster, sinister spirits, and murder most foul: French Quarter Phantoms’ New Orleans Ghost tour and Vampire Tour combo is spooky fun! Join us on our walking tour for historically accurate tales of local hauntings and vampire lore. Hear the real story of Madame LaLaurie and LaLaurie Mansion.
The Bourbon Orleans Hotel - Countless ghost sightings have been reported at this historic hotel in the French Quarter. (Hint, hint: It's a great place to stay either before or after the conference (or if you are trying to 'get away' from the conference hotel....mention "Spirits' for a special stay package.)
Cemetery Central - Where other than New Orleans would cemeteries be a major tourist attraction? With spooks history, unique and ornate tombs, the resting places of New Orleans attract thousands of visitors each year. Bloody Mary's Tours and 2 Chicks Walking Tours offer a cemetery tour of the St. Louis Cemetery # !, home to Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's grave or Lafayette Cemetery # 1.
5-Star Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tour - "You can not visit NOLA without taking this tour", those are the words of the infamous "VooDoo Bone Lady of New Orleans who also happens to be the city's # 1 Psychic (as seen on ABC, FOX and CNN) be sure to ask for the "5-in-1 Haunted Tour".
If you dare - 'the Lord Chaz Ghost and Vampire Tour through the streets of the French Quarter each night around dark covering the grim, dark, dangerous and mysterious aspects of New Orleans from times past and present.
Looking for a 'grim gift', check out the Boutique du Vampyre Store, you know you are just haunting for some gag, or little play thing you can't get back home such as a pair of 'custom made fangs' like the choppers at the top of this article (fit on-site and shipped following final fabrication - 'not cheap by the way').
Note: All the various tour operators, of which we have given you 5 in this article, offer multiple tours of the French Quarter, Historic locations, Haunted House tours, Cemetery tours, Vampire tours, Ghost tours, and many others. If it is one thing New Orleans is not lacking on, it is either Tour locations or Tour Companies. You may wish to check with several tour operators (and even ask your hotel concierge about tour recommendations), you maybe able to garner the best deal by purchasing a 'multi-tour' package. (Be aware that some tours are motorized tours, and some are 'walking' tours.)