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NOLA Secrets & Scandals Tours

About this experience

What you’ll do:

Explore the colorful history, secrets & scandals of New Orleans with knowledgeable guides who love our sharing our city's story in a way you'll never forget. See incredible architecture and hear jaw-dropping history, with tours like:

Garden District Secrets & Scandals
Haunted & Tipsy
The Badly Behaved Women Who Made New Orleans

Why we love it for your party:

  • Small group experiences (Enjoy more intimate and interactive tours)
  • Unique extras (see visuals of the history and take home fun extras like polaroid keepsakes)
  • Knowledgeable and entertaining guides (5-star local tour guides with a decade's professional experience)

About this experience partner:

Spectral City brings you the real, fascinating history of New Orleans, personalizing each tour for our group. We get into the deep history and inside baseball of our city’s history, but in a fun way, with all the scandals and hilarious bits included. Our focus is that you remember your experience, and take home a piece of New Orleans you won’t forget.

Additional information:

See below for more information on our four tour options:

Garden District Secrets & Scandals

Pull back the curtain on this mysterious neighborhood's fascinating and scandalous secrets! We'll see historic Lafayette Cemetery (presently closed for repairs) and discuss our tombs & unique burial methods. We'll see the homes of historic figures & celebrities, and even locations where they filmed Hollywood blockbusters like Django Unchained, Benjamin Buttons, & Interview with a Vampire. You'll hear incredible real-life stories of intrigue, scandal, and adventure that could only happen in New Orleans.

French Quarter: Haunted & Tipsy Small Group Tour

Experience the darkest chapters in French Quarter history -- with spirits! Grab a cocktail and explore the dark, disturbing, & often hilarious history of New Orleans with locals who love sharing it. Hear true stories of famous hauntings, true crime & serial killers, vampire legends, some real history about our Voudou traditions, and much more!

Each tour is personalized for you, but may include the Lalaurie mansion, the Ursulines convent & the “casket girls”, St. Louis cathedral, Muriel’s restaurant, and much more.

The Badly Behaved Women Who Made New Orleans Tour

The founding mothers of New Orleans, when it was a French colony, were shipped from Paris prisons, and built the greatest red light district in the western hemisphere. Later, at the turn of the century, brothel queens decked in diamonds lived in palaces of marble and mahogany -- and the early pioneers of jazz music entertained in their bars. There was even a circus brothel, with onstage performances! We'll also discuss a other famous women who broke all the rules, like the Baroness Pontalba, Voudou Queen Marie Laveaux, and more!

Book Your Experience

Garden District Secrets & Scandals History Tour (Ages 13+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour

- We meet at the corner of Washington & Coliseum St. in the Garden District, the corner by the cemetery wall.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour.
- Stand at the cemetery wall corner or your guide will not know you are looking for your tour.

*COVID: To enter a business, the city of New Orleans requires you have proof of vaccination or negative test within 72-days. Vaccinated individuals may remove their masks outside.

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French Quarter: Haunted & Tipsy Small Group Tour (Ages 18+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour

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French Quarter History & Hauntings (Ages 13+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour.

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The Badly Behaved Women Who Made New Orleans Tour (Ages 18+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour.

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Location

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1332 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Cancellation Policy

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generous Cancellation Policy

Full refund on cancellations with 7+ days notice. No refund within 7 day window.

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Garden District Secrets & Scandals History Tour (Ages 13+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour

- We meet at the corner of Washington & Coliseum St. in the Garden District, the corner by the cemetery wall.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour.
- Stand at the cemetery wall corner or your guide will not know you are looking for your tour.

*COVID: To enter a business, the city of New Orleans requires you have proof of vaccination or negative test within 72-days. Vaccinated individuals may remove their masks outside.

See Availability

French Quarter: Haunted & Tipsy Small Group Tour (Ages 18+)

Starting at$30per person

2hr

Individual tickets for public tour

See Availability

Frequently Asked Questions

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