New Orleans March 15, 2019
7 Places That Prove New Orleans Is The Most Haunted City In The Country
New Orleans has a long history with the spiritual realm. From hotels to bars, the city is peppered with paranormal hotspots that many believe are haunted. There are countless ghost tours you can take around New Orleans, where you’ll learn about the history of some of these locations and maybe even have a paranormal experience of your own. These 7 places certain prove that New Orleans is the most haunted city in the country, and be sure to click the links to our previous articles to learn more about these fascinating places.
1. The Haunted Museum
Of course, New Orleans would have a haunted museum. Bloody Mary Tours has been a popular tour company that’s been around since 1994. They operate out of a 200-year-old building on North Rampart Street that just so happens to be an actively haunted house. The museum features an incredible collection of occult items, paranormal displays, Voodoo altars, and even haunted dolls. 826 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
Learn more in our previous article
2. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
This local watering hole on historic Bourbon Street was built sometime between 1722 and 1732, Lafitte’s is the oldest structure currently being used as a bar in the United States. There are stories that legendary pirate Jean Lafitte used the building as a home base for this Barataria smuggling operation, and many claim to have seen Mr. Lafitte standing in the corner, watching over the room. There are also reports that the fireplace may be inhabited by a demonic spirit, as many have seen a pair of glowing red eyes emanating from the fireplace, sometimes even floating over the staff’s heads. 941 Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
Learn more about this historic French Quarter bar in our previous article
Another French Quarter favorite, Arnaud’s has been a part of New Orleans fine dining since they opened their doors in 1918. Throughout the years, many patrons and staff members have claimed to have seen a gentleman in a turn-of-the-century tuxedo, standing quietly in the corner of the room. Many believe it to be Count Arnaud himself, just popping in to check in on things. 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Learn about other haunted restaurants in New Orleans in our previous article
4. Hotel Monteleone
Established in 1886, the Hotel Monteleone might just be one of the most haunted hotels in New Orleans. While they may be known for their famous Carousel Bar, they have also been dozens of inexplicable occurrences with no logical explanation. On several occasions, the elevator will let guests off on the wrong floor, and people have seen images of children playing in the hallway before vanishing into thin air. 214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
Learn more about the Hotel Monteleone in our previous article
5. The Sultan’s Palace
Also known as the Gardette-LaPrete House, 715 Dauphine Street has a chilling backstory that will send chills down your spine. To learn the full history, click
but just know that if you’re strolling by and you hear music coming from the house or smell the scent of incense, you might be in the presence of the Sultan himself.
6. St. Louis Cemetery No 1
Established in 1789, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans. Many notable New Orleanians are laid to rest here, including the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. The historic cemetery has been reported to be haunted for well over a century, with many claiming to have seen Marie Laveau herself. There is another spirit that’s often seen, and his name is Henry Vignes, who is said to walk up to people and ask if they know where the Vignes tomb is located. To learn more about Henry’s story and the history of this iconic cemetery, click
7. Muriel’s Jackson Square
Right in the heart of Jackson Square, Muriel’s opened up in 2001, but the building dates back to the early 1700s. Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan purchased the property in the late 1700s and spent years making it his dream home. Sadly, he lost the house in a poker bet in 1814. Rather than move out, he killed himself on the second floor. There have been several paranormal encounters at the restaurant, so much so that they even set a table just for Mr. Jourdan’s spirit. 801 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116.
Learn more about the history of this restaurant in our previous article
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