New Orleans is haunted. There’s no question about it. No matter where you go, there are innumerable haunted hotels, haunted bars, haunted streets and haunted grocery stores that will cross your path on any given day. This city is full of tragic memories, dramatic histories and so many scandalous deaths.
We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Haunted Places in New Orleans just for your reference as you visit this mysterious city.
- 1. Bourbon Street
- 2. Café du Mode
- 3. Pat O'Brien's
- 4. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
- 5. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
April Fools! Only some of these places are actually haunted.
Livery Tours provides New Orleans Haunted Tours that are based on the histories of our city. We dig deep into the secrets and the rumors and give you all the facts, fictions and pure fantasies. Every building and monument in the Big Easy has at least two stories to tell. And we want to share them all with you.
Be A Local with us and experience the haunted histories of New Orleans! Hear the histories of the city and hauntings much like this incident shared by Christie, one of our Historians.
A New Orleans Haunting at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
After I checked a guy into his room, he turned around and comes back and says, “Christie, we got a problem. There’s a man already in that room.”
As a front desk person, this is your worst nightmare…as a hotel guest, you don’t want random strangers wandering into your room. So I’m racking my brain trying to figure out why there is a man in that room that I don’t know about.
I’m apologizing profusely and the man says, “Oh it was no big deal to me, it didn’t bother the guy at all. He didn’t even notice me, it seemed.”
He said he walked into the room, and the guy was in silk pajamas eating dinner from a wooden room service tray over his lap…well that gave me my first clue because we didn’t have those kinds of wooden room service trays…we just had the regular room service trays.
He said he walked in saying, “Oh! I’m so sorry, I must have the wrong room,” and then he said the guy never looked up at him…so I told him we could go double check just to make sure everything’s ok.
So we get there and the guy says, “Yep! That’s the room,” and then I knock on the door…and knock and knock…and nobody comes. So I open the door…slowly…and no one’s in the room. The bed’s perfectly made, and everything’s fine.
He says, “Christie, I swear I’m not crazy! There was a man in that bed in that room!”
I said, “No I don’t think you’re crazy, do you know anything about this place?”
He said, “No, I’m here for a conference, my secretary made the reservation.”
And, I said, “ Well, your secretary booked you a room in one of the most haunted hotels in the country.”
Article Photo Credits
Café du Mode (photo credit: theemptyplaces.com)
Snug Harbor (photo credit: washingtonpost.com)
The Kerry Irish Pub (photo credit: clubzone.com)
The Carousel Lounge (photo credit: festigals.org)
Bourbon Street (photo credit: thrillist.com)
Pirate’s Alley Café and Absinthe House (photo credit: adventuresinvegantravel.blogspot.com)
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop (photo credit: goodworkmarketing.com)
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (photo credit: auduboninstitute.org)
Napoleon House (photo credit: fineartamerica.com)
Pat O’Brian’s (photo credit: fineartamerica.com)
New Orleans Architecture (photo credit: howdoitravel.com)