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New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

1. New Orleans: 1-Hour Carriage Ride Through the French Quarter

Discover the historic neighborhoods of New Orleans in a traditional mule-drawn carriage, taking in the vibrant history, culture, and architecture of the French Quarter. Relax and travel in style through some of the most exciting neighborhoods in America. Learn the basics of New Orleans's history as you travel in style around its vibrant streets. Discover fascinating anecdotes about the people and places that have contributed to making New Orleans truly unique and unforgettable from your licensed local guide. See French Quarter sights like the Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, the French Market, and Bourbon Street. Ride through the Faubourg Marigny with its unique architecture and live music venues. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace. Choose from a private or shared carriage tour depending on which option you book as you enjoy a day out to remember in a horse and cart.

New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

2. New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

A carriage tour at night is a wonderfully spooky way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. Visit famous haunted locations and be introduced to the ghostly lore and legends that New Orleans' French Quarter is known for. Thanks to 300 years of tragedy, New Orleans is filled with true stories of ghosts, voodoo, and vampires.  With so much paranormal activity happening in the city, the best way to tour these haunted locations is by carriage ride at night. Historical stories of love and tragedy come to life as the professional tour guides explain the legends and lore, in addition to historical narration detailing all major landmarks throughout the French Quarter. On the haunted tour, expect Voodoo galore, and learn about how Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen, applied her magical powers to shift the course of love, luck, and law in New Orleans. Learn about the bevy of haunted restaurants, like Muriel’s, where numerous seances have been held over the years. Witness the site of a 19th-century massacre, said to still hold ghosts of the tragedy.  You may even discover that your hotel is haunted, as the carriage ride rolls past all of the most haunted hotels in the French Quarter. Group carriage tours travel at a leisurely pace and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. For a more exclusive experience you can reserve a private carriage which holds 1 to 4 passengers.

New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

3. New Orleans: French Quarter Ghost and Legends Walking Tour

If you find thrills in bumps in the night and tales of ghoulish goings-on, then this 2-hour romp through haunted New Orleans in the tour for you! The New Orleans Ghost & Haunted History Evening Tour has been featured on the History Channel and recommended by Travel Channel as The Number 1 Tour in New Orleans. The Ghost Tour will take you deep into the terrible past of the French Quarter. It kicks off at Rev. Zombie’s Voodoo shop, a fitting place to begin an evening descent into the city’s grim and grisly history. You’ll visit several locations in the French Quarter that are associated with documented hauntings. This is no horror movie work of fiction – this is the real deal! Prepare to be thrilled and chilled by stories of real paranormal activity, and to walk in the shadows of ghastly spirits and ghosts. You will even visit a haunted bar along the way! Over 90 per cent of tour participants have reported capturing photos of supernatural activity! Join the tour and you’ll learn why New Orleans is known as America’s most-haunted city.

New Orleans: Chilling Walking Tour with Craft Cocktails

4. New Orleans: Chilling Walking Tour with Craft Cocktails

Uncover spine-chilling stories from New Orleans' facinating past on this guided walking tour. Hear about everything from vampire legends to deadly criminals as you stop at locations like the Old Absinthe House, The Court of Two Sisters, and Evangeline. Meet your guide at the Napoleon House and listen to the tale of the vampiric John and Wayne Carter. Uncover the history of the Casket Girls as you stop at the upscale French restaurant Justine.  Continue to the Old Absinthe House to hear about the Madame LaLaurie. Dive into the grisly as your guide shares with you the story of the Museum of Death and the strange tale of May Bailey’s Place, a bordello at the Dauphine New Orleans Hotel. Feel the thrill of hearing about the Sultan's Palace Massacre where it is said to have occurred. Finally, discover the tale of the axman at The Court of Two Sisters.

New Orleans: 1-Hour French Quarter Stroll

5. New Orleans: 1-Hour French Quarter Stroll

Imagine walking into the French Quarter and being swept away by the oldest, most eccentric neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. History, architecture, stories, restaurants, and museums await you on this one hour stroll. Your licensed tour guide will take you deeply into 300 years of history, including French, Spanish and many other cultures, who contributed to the nature of the French Quarter as it is today. Be amazed by the history of many famous restaurants, their beginnings, specialties and often special menus. Napoleon House is not only a restaurant, but has quite a story, concerning Napoleon Bonaparte. Visit the site of the beginning of the Fire of 1788. Learn how this disaster began, the devastation and the rebuilding of the French Quarter. Enjoy the beauty of the colorful architecture, as you take in why it has changed since the French founded the city. See where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Visit the original beginnings of the city at Jackson Square and wonder at the history and architecture of St. Louis Cathedral and the surrounding buildings. This tour is a leisurely stroll, full of information you never knew about the amazing, sometimes breathtaking, French Quarter.

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What people are saying about Napoleon House

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 353 reviews

Great tour. Guide was very nice and informative. Took us a couple of place we would never have found out about on our own.

The best way to see the most area in the French Quarter but also to hear the history from a local expert. Truly enjoyable!

We had a wonderful experience. The mule was well cared for, lovely carriage and our guide was knowledgeable and happy

Lucy and Ginger were great. Very knowledgeable about New Orleans and the French Quarter.

Shannon was a great guide though the history of the French Quarter