Guided tour

New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

4.6 / 5

86 reviews

New Orleans: History and Haunts Carriage Ride Night Tour

From US$ 50 per person

Ride in style through one of the most haunted neighborhoods in America: NOLA’s French Quarter. Learn about centuries of occult history as you cruise by some of ghouls’ favorite haunts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Get out of the crowd and off your feet while taking a Haunted Tour of the French Quarter on a 1-hour mule and carriage ride
  • Hear stories about ghosts, pirates, voodoo, death, haunted restaurants, and haunted hotels for your local expert guide
  • Visit locations like Madame LaLaurie's House, Pirate Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, and the Gardette-LaPrete Mansion Massacre
  • Upgrade to a private carriage for a group of 1 to 4 people for a more personal experience
Full description
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.
  • 1-Hour mule and carriage ride
  • Licensed city tour guide
  • Guided history and haunted tour of the French Quarter
  • Gratuities (it is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (you may bring your own beverage on board)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the yellow umbrella in front of Jackson Square -normally located on Decatur Street near St Peter Street. Royal Carriages Staff will be wearing red shirts. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All tour routes are subject to street closures due to parades and festivals which may close off certain streets in the French Quarter
  • Small Pets under 20lbs are welcome
  • All carriages have covered seating and the carriage tours operate in the rain or shine
  • There are no refunds for missed tour appointments due to rain
  • In extreme inclement weather events, tours might be cancelled for safety reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

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This was a pleasant surprise, our last tour after a week in New Orleans. We took an evening tour. Our driver was such an amazing story teller, she had us enthralled from the get go. Fun, Fun. It ended up being our favorite tour. We would highly recommend this tour....

January 16, 2020

Check was pretty smooth. It was nice that they had my name and I did not have to show my email or anything because my phone was dead at the end of the day. Our tour guide/driver, Jenny, was extremely knowledgeable and easy to listen to, politely answered all questions, and was very friendly! Our mule, O'Reilly, was very gentle and well- behaved, with enough spunk to make the ride fun.

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December 27, 2019

KJ went above and beyond for our tour group. He went into great detail about the history and culture of New Orleans. He made it feel like you were back in the 1700-1800's. He was fun, scary, and very informative. Magnolia, the mule, was very well trained and did an excellent job also.

November 9, 2019

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