Self-Guided Ghost Tour in New Orleans

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Are you coming to New Orleans and you’re not sure how to spend your time? Follow Unique NOLA’s self-guided ghost tour in New Orleans. These are the best spots to visit in the city that you won’t wanna miss when you’re visiting The Big Easy. 

5 Things to See on Your Self-Guided Ghost Tour in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for its vast history of hauntings and spooky culture. There are so many haunted places in the city it’s hard to see them all. Keep reading to learn about 5 places you should visit on your self-guided ghost tour in New Orleans. 

Faulkner’s House of Books

Famous literary novelist William Faulkner came to New Orleans in 1925 and rented some rooms in what is now a bookstore dedicated to him. At the time when he came to the city, he was unknown. The bookstore was founded in 1988 by Joseph J. DeSalvo Jr. and his wife Rosemary James. Located in Pirate’s Alley, the bookstore is supposedly haunted by Faulkner himself with guests claiming to smell his tobacco pipe while in the store. 

Napoleon House

Napoleon House is a 200-year-old famous bar that sits in the French Quarter. The building used to be lived in by a previous New Orleans mayor, Nicholas Girod, whom Girod St. is named after. Girod offered the house as a refuge to the infamous French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s. Unfortunately, Napoleon never made it that far. However, former Mayor Nicholas Girod is said to be one of the various ghosts that haunts Napoleon House today. You can dine in and experience the haunting energy of Napoleon House today. 

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

This is one of the most popular cemeteries in the city. The St. Louis No. 1 cemetery is home to the grave of the famous Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. Marie was born in 1801. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 was created in 1789 and it is the oldest extant cemetery in the city. Of course, this is why it’s also one of the most haunted places in the city. Many people visit the cemetery to see the architecture but also to visit Marie’s grave. People leave her offerings and it is said that if you ask Marie Laveau to grant you a wish.

Old Absinthe House

Old Absinthe House is a 200-year-old bar that is an integral part of New Orleans’ haunted history. Jean Lafitte and Andrew Jackson were at odds, Lafitte a pirate outlaw and Jackson a decorated military man. Jackson asked Lafitte for his help to battle the British, and Lafitte only agreed if he and his men were pardoned. The bar was almost destroyed at the beginning of Prohibition but it managed to prevail and still stands today. Being 200 years old means that it’s seen some things and is, of course, a haunted location you must see.  

The Mortuary 

The New Orleans Mortuary is a historical and iconic landmark located at the very end of Canal Street. Built-in 1872, it has served the community for over 150 years and is one of the oldest mortuaries in the United States. The building, which is considered to be a masterpiece of Victorian architecture, features intricate carvings, stained glass windows, and a cast-iron façade. 

The Mortuary is also known for holding jazz funerals, which is a unique and colorful tradition in New Orleans. Mourners march in a parade to celebrate the life of the deceased with music and dance. Today, the Mortuary continues to serve the city’s families with funeral services and is a popular destination during Halloween as they hold a famous haunted house. 

Take a Tour with a Unique NOLA Tours Expert

If you’re not interested in taking a self-guided ghost tour in New Orleans, take a tour with an expert! Unique NOLA employs certified guides that are well-versed in New Orleans’ history. We make sure that we provide an intimate experience by only allowing up to 15 people on our tours. This way, you get to ask questions and get all the small details you might miss if you were to tour with another company. 

New Orleans is full of rich history that you don’t want to miss, take a ghost tour New Orleans tourists love with Unique NOLA Tours today!