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Came to New Orleans to get a taste of antiquity? Then look no further than the Old Ursuline Convent—the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley. But that’s not all – built in 1752, the convent is also a treasure trove of religious antiquity which features, among other religious treasures, the famous Archdiocese archives.

Not just a documentary museum, this ancient antebellum mansion located in New Orleans Garden District also houses some of the best examples of opulent southern décor. Enter via the Chartres Street entrance and be met with the most beautiful manicured garden in New Orleans, while within the mansion, the first thing you’ll notice is a handcrafted cypress staircase followed by some of the most fascinating oil paintings featuring religious motifs. Other rooms tell the various histories of the Old Ursuline Convent—the building was once an orphanage, a makeshift hospital, and even a temporary residence for traveling bishops.

Come visit this amazing example of French colonial architecture (the oldest surviving example in the United States) and see why locals have, for years, called the Old Ursuline Convent the “treasure of the archdiocese.”

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1100 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour

New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo & Vampire Walking Tour

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Exploring New Orleans in the evening can seem like an intimidating quest on your own, but this ghost, voodoo, and vampire walking tour takes you to the city’s most eerie sites at night in the safety of a group with a knowledgeable guide. Stop by top attractions such as the LaLaurie Mansion and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, all while listening to your guide’s detailed stories of the paranormal and beyond.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

The New Orleans Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 20+ Attractions and Tours

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Experience the best of the Big Easy at a great value with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. With immediate activation, the pass gives you access to your choice of three or five of the city’s top attractions and tours, from Mardi Gras World and paddlewheel cruises to plantation, cemetery, and swamp tours. It’s valid for 30 days, so keep your pass handy and customize your visit on the go with a guidebook listing opening hours, directions, and other helpful info.
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  • 30 days
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New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Walking and History Tour

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Immerse yourself in the best of the French Quarter on this 2.5‐hour historical walking tour. An entertaining local guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, along the mighty Mississippi River, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s cultural history and diverse colonial heritage. See notable literary and cinematic landmarks, bustling scenes of local life, and architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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French Quarter Haunted Excursion In New Orleans

French Quarter Haunted Excursion In New Orleans

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This haunted excursion around New Orleans takes in the greatest hits of ghosts and vampires alongside lurid New Orleans history, popular culture and architecture, cemetery explorations and, of course, tales of the city's great unsolved mysteries. Popular with families and individuals alike, the tour includes fun commentary during a walk through the French Quarter. As the Cajun expression 'laissz les bon temps rouler' goes, let the good times roll!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Night Walking Tour through Haunted New Orleans

Night Walking Tour through Haunted New Orleans

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We put our guides together to select the most haunted stories and locations from their years of experience. The result is a "best of" ghost tour featuring our local guides' mysterious and frightening favorites. Want to find out why NOLA is considered America's most haunted city? Our guides will take you on a tour of their favorites in paranormal activity in New Orleans: from LaLaurie Mansion and throughout the French Quarter, be prepared to be terrified and thrilled by eerie presences still lying in wait around every corner. You'll hear stories of mysterious deaths, unspeakable tragedy, and twisted history that have left the spirits of these unfortunate souls to continue to walk amongst the very places you'll visit on this tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

The New Orleans Sightseeing Day Pass: 20+ Attractions & Tours in The Big Easy

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Experience the best of New Orleans on your own schedule and at a discount of up to 50% with the New Orleans Sightseeing Pass. Save big at top attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World, the WWII History Museum, Houmas House Plantation, and the Cabildo, and get around town hassle free with an included hop-on hop-off bus pass. Choose the pass that fits your plans, with 1- to 5-day options available.
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  • 1 to 5 days
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Haunted Crawl: New Orleans Exclusive Haunted Tour

Haunted Crawl: New Orleans Exclusive Haunted Tour

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New Orleans is infamous for it's savage and tumultuous past which allegedly has left much of the historic French Quarter, haunted. The Haunted Crawl takes you on a 90-minute tour through the most haunted neighborhood in America, taking you to REAL buildings and homes where these horrors took place. Your tour guide will answer any questions about the stories and hauntings of the eerily creepy history of the oldest sector of the city. You will hear the REAL story and timeline behind the Lalaurie Mansion, Marie Laveau and everything that wasn't explained in American Horror Story. As a bonus, you will find out which celebrities have and still own homes in the French Quarter, where the scenes from famous movies were filmed and who loves this city so much they purchased a mausoleum to be buried in. We have ONE guide and he has over 3,000 tours under his belt and we're confident you will love his stories. This is a boutique haunted tour, we believe in QUALITY, not quantity.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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French Quarter Walking Tour

French Quarter Walking Tour

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Stroll through the historic French Quarter during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your guide past the historic buildings, down charming lanes and through serene plazas surrounded by Spanish moss-draped trees. Listen to an insider's account of the bustling, decadent neighborhood's history, from its beginnings to what it stands for today.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Ghost, History, Murder and Mystery Combo Walking Tour

Ghost, History, Murder and Mystery Combo Walking Tour

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Our Licensed tour guides will lead you to the most haunted places in the French Quarter, touching upon the history and memory of New Orleans. Why does the ghost of a priest still walk near the St. Louis Cathedral? What horror stories have been woven from the Axe Man of New Orleans? What still walks the streets of the French Quarter at night, side by side with tourist and jazz bands? You’ll be able to experience all of this with one of our expert guides while diving into the darker and more mysterious pieces of the incredible patchwork of the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Private French Quarter Walking Tour

Private French Quarter Walking Tour

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Take in New Orleans’ distinctive architecture and history on a small-group, 2-hour walking tour of the French Quarter. Step back in time at Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathedral, and learn about the Vieux Carré’s most celebrated (and notorious) characters. See Madame John’s Legacy, visit the Old Ursuline Convent then stop by the home of a famous socialite and suspected serial killer. Explore the neighborhood with a local guide, and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink like a local in New Orleans.
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  • 2 hours
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Ghosts of New Orleans: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour

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Ghosts of New Orleans: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Tour

Discover New Orleans’s Dark History guided by a ghoulish cast of characters that will haunt your nightmares. You’ll hear tales of vampires, voodoo, murder, death, tragedy and pirates. And you’ll see the haunts where their ghostly spirits now lurk. Be warned, this tour is not for the faint of heart. 1 purchase works on 2 phones! Go anytime. The tour experience code is valid for one month. And once the tour is unlocked it never expires. The WalknTours app guides Solo travelers on a hands free tour. Go anytime, explore on your own schedule. Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop bar on Bourbon street. 4. Press start experience.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter

Private Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of New Orleans French Quarter

With no in-person contact, our smartphone-guided tour brings the real facts and stories behind New Orleans to life with the quality of a personal private tour crafted by New Orleans locals. We've taken the same stops and sights we share with our friends and families when they come to town, and created an interactive web-based tour. Read the stories behind the city, answer questions about what you've seen to reveal fun facts, and experience what makes New Orleans incredible! Purchase your tour and then navigate to our website to enter your access code and launch the tour. You can either start immediately or create an account and come back when you've reached the starting location and are ready to explore.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Boulet History Tour of the French Quarter

Boulet History Tour of the French Quarter

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Your tour guide grew up on the back deck of her father's shrimp boat in Cajun Louisiana, has taught history for 28 years, and is a resident of the French Quarter. She brings a wealth of historical background and a passion for her city to this information-packed tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour

Ghost, Vampire, and Voodoo Walking Tour

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The Knowledgable and certified tour guides can give you an experience that is very unique in New Orleans. Our tour guides are bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. We will give you the historically accurate stories of New Orleans while delivering the lore and legends in a way that will still be entertaining for our guests. Come and join us for a beautiful tour through the famous French Quarter, where you can enjoy an alcoholic drink while listening to our stories. Best way to see some spirits, is to imbibe some spirits. :) Private Tours are offered at other times. Please call and we will accommodate you as best as we can.
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