New Orleans May 27, 2019
7 Reasons That Prove New Orleans Is The Most Haunted City In The United States
New Orleans often gets nicknamed as the most haunted city in America, and for good reason. With any city as old as ours, there’s bound to be a few lingering spirits that just can’t stay away. From hotels to bars, there are dozens of allegedly haunted spots peppered throughout the city, and we’ve featured some of them below. Be sure to click the links to our previous articles to learn more about eat haunted hot spot.
1. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Once the house of the first licensed pharmacist in the country, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the medical world that will give you a deep appreciation for how far we’ve come. It’s reportedly haunted by the spirit of Dr. Dupas, a doctor who lived in the building in the mid 1800s, who likes to throw books around and set off the alarm system. Learn more
Address: 514 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
This elegant eatery tucked away in Jackson Square has been a popular restaurant since they opened in 2001, but the building is much older, dating back to the mid 1700s. Pierre Antoine Leopardi Jourdan purchased the building in the late 1700s and turned it into his dream home, only to lose it in a poker bet in 1814. Rather than move out of the home he worked so hard on, he killed himself on the 2nd floor. Many believe Mr. Jourdan still roams the building here, and they even set a table for him every night. Learn more
Address: 801 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
3. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
This iconic little watering hole on Bourbon Street has been a pit stop for locals and tourists alike for many years. Built in the early 1700s, it’s actually the oldest building in the country currently being used as a bar. There are a few spirits that are believed to be haunting this iconic French Quarter bar, including the ghost of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, who is believed to have used the building as a home base for his illegal smuggling operation. Learn more
Address: 941 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
4. The Hotel Monteleone
Opened in 1886, the Hotel Monteleone is one of the last family owned and operated hotels in New Orleans. Famous for its iconic Carousel Bar, this might just be one of the most beautiful hotels in the city, but it also might just be one of the most haunted. Several guests and workers have reported countless paranormal experiences throughout the years, and even a few paranormal investigators have come through the hotel and concluded that the place is indeed haunted. One of the spirits is that of a little boy named Maurice Begere who died in the hotel many years ago. Learn more
Address: 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
5. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Established in 1789, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans, and might be the most haunted. From the voodoo queen to a 19th century sailor, there are dozens of spirits that wander the rows and rows of above ground tombs at this hauntingly beautiful cemetery. You need a licensed tour guide to enter the cemetery, but it’s absolutely worth it. Learn more
Address: 425 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112
6. The Gardette-LaPrete House
Also known at the Sultan’s Palace, this iconic French Quarter building has a fascinating backstory. In the mid-1800s, the building was occupied by a Prince Suleyman, a Turkish man who was believed to be a sultan. He threw lavish private parties, guards patrolled the house, the smell of incense wafted down the streets. One day, a neighbor was passing by and noticed that the guards were gone and the house was unusually quiet. He walked in the gate to find blood oozing from underneath the door and called the police. Everyone in the house had been brutally murdered, and the sultan has been buried alive in the backyard, with his hand reaching out from the dirt. They never found out who was being the murders, but many believe it was the work of the sultan’s brother who had come for revenge. While you can’t go into the home today (it’s a private residence), don’t be surprised if you smell a strong incense scent as you pass by, or hear the disembodied sounds of footsteps or screams. Learn more
715 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
7. The Haunted Museum
It should come as no surprise that a place called the haunted museum is, well, haunted, right? Tucked away on North Rampart, this tiny but mighty museum is housed in a building that’s 200 years old, and filled with an incredible collection of occult items, Voodoo altars, paranormal displays, and even a few haunted dolls.
Address: 826 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA, 70116
Have you ever had a paranormal experience? Let us know in the comments below!