If you have been to New Orleans before, or even just have an idea of what the city is like, you know that NOLA is renowned for Mardi Gras, jazz music, and the general revelry in places like the French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
However, there are some creepy and macabre aspects of the city that might draw people in. If you like to experience the strange and unusual things about the places you are visiting, be sure to make these creepy stops when you are in The Big Easy:
Take a Cemetery Tour
New Orleans is known for its cemeteries, since the tombs are above ground. With the city setting below sea level, it is important to have the tombs above ground so that they don’t get waterlogged or even displaced.
Walking among above ground tombs can certainly bring the creep factor. You can take a guided tour of one of NOLA’s many cemeteries, including Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 or St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. You may even get to see Marie Laveau’s tomb at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
Visit a Creepy Museum
While New Orleans is known for upbeat things like Mardi Gras, it is also home to a few super creepy museums. If this is your thing, you will definitely need to check these out.
First, be sure to visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum, where you can see historic voodoo relics and artifacts and learn more about this historical aspect of the city. Also, you can visit the Museum of Death New Orleans, if that sounds interesting to you.
Try a Ghost Tour
Many cities offer the super creepy option of a guided ghost tour, and NOLA is no exception. These tours usually take place around dusk or after dark and are designed to creep you out and make the hair on your arms stand up. One option in New Orleans is Ghost City Tours.
These types of tours specifically highlight the creepiest aspects of cities, like haunted hotels and resident ghosts. If you want to plan your own ghost tour of New Orleans, some stops to add to your list should include the Hotel Monteleone, Le Pavillon Hotel, and the Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden Museum.
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Whether you want to take a tour of a cemetery, check out a creepy museum, go on a guided ghost tour, or create your own creepy tour of the city, there are so many weird and creepy things to check out in NOLA. You will not only get your creepy vibes but also learn some interesting things about the city’s history along the way. Your visit will be creepy and educational.