New Orleans American Horror Story Unauthorized Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    415 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
  • Return Details :
    The LaLaurie Mansion, 1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This in-depth, two hour walking tour is devoted to to exploring the significant locations in the historic French Quarter which were featured in the popular cult TV series, American Horror Story - Coven. Your experienced and knowledgeable tour guide will explain the historical overlaps between the characters depicted in the show and true stories of their real life namesakes. You will learn about the evil murderer Madame LaLaurie and visit the place where her body was exhumed. You'll also visit the site where the Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, once lived. In addition to learning the rich history of these real life characters and visiting important landmarks from the show and their real lives, you will be taken through St. louis cemetery #1 and visit Marie Laveau and Madame LaLaurie tombs as well as Nick Cages pyramid tomb. On this tour, you'll walk in the footsteps of Fiona, Marie Laveau, Madame LaLaurie, and the witches.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Chartres Street, New orleans, Louisiana

Gathering at the rear of the Old Louisiana Court of Appeals, you will meet your enthusiastic and wise tour guide. Please make sure you bring a camera, as you will want to capture memories of the many amazing things you will learn about the historic sites and people incorporated into the American Horror Story (Coven) TV show. You will see where Marie Laveau and Madame LaLaurie lived and where they socialized, in addition to visiting the locations where significant events happened, both in the show and in real life!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: New orleans Pharmacy Museum, New orleans, Louisiana

The first stop after this gruesome introduction will be the site where Madame LaLauries body was exhumed by Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) and her sinister henchmen.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Then its off to the location where Fiona and the young witches, dressed in black, perform the powerful and chilling witches walk. You will get a chance to take pictures and/or video of yourself walking in the those very same spooky footsteps.
You will stop at several places along the walk and be reminded of some famous lines, such as when Madison says, Where are we going? My p*@#y is starting to sweat.. At the end of the walk, you will have the chance to stop at a few places for memorable shots from the witches walk.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

From there, you will head over to the magnificent historic house featured on the show as a museum where many interior scenes, both past and present, were filmed. Your guide will explain various scenes from the show that were filmed on location at this site.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. louis cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

Leaving this location, youll head to the St Louis Cemetery #1, where you will visit three very significant tombs. Firstly, you will see the reputed tomb of voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau (who is said to still haunt the French Quarter). It is said to be the second-most visited tomb in the US. Next, youll visit movie actor, Nick Cages pyramid tomb and learn why he chose New Orleans St Louis Cemetery #1 for his final resting place. The last stop in the cemetery is the tomb of Madame LaLaurie, the infamous sadistic slave torturer who was run out of the city by enraged local citizens. Despite her infamy, youll learn how she came to be buried in this cemetery, after being forced into exile in Paris, France after her crimes were uncovered.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Louis armstrong park, New Orleans, Louisiana

Leaving the cemetery, the next destination is Congo square, where youll learn about its significance in music and the voodoo rituals famously performed there, both in real life and in American Horror Story.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

You will then visit the site of Marie Laveaus former home. In those mysterious walls, you will learn more about Laveaus life and how those facts were integrated into American Horror Story. You will also learn why Marie Laveau called on Papa Legba, and uncover the truth about some of the legends of Marie Laveau.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Now you will head to the location where two of New Orleans most popular Voodoo shops are located. Voodoo is a real religion and you will learn about its history, and how it came from Africa and Haiti to New Orleans. Voodoo and zombies are closely linked and you will definitely learn more about this, along with the origin of zombies in New Orleans. Your guide will fill you in on the specific scenes in American Horror Story that dealt with voodoo, hoodoo, zombies and the origin of voodoo dolls in New Orleans.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Your next stop is the townhouse where the exterior scenes for American Horror Story were filmed, which is also the location for the torture chamber scenes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lalaurie mansion, New Orleans, Louisiana

The tour ends at the Lalaurie mansion, where you will be told its dreadful history and terrible legacy. Finally, your tour guide will separate truth from movie magic in regards to the house fire depicted in the show.
The tour ends here, and you will be able to take pictures and as much video as you like before heading back to visit the museum and/or other historic buildings.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Professional/local guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry fee to St. Louis Cemetery 1 to see Marie Laveau's, Madam LaLaurie's and Nick Cages tombs.

Entry/Admission - Chartres Street

Entry/Admission - New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

Entry/Admission - French Quarter

Entry/Admission - St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Entry/Admission - Louis Armstrong Park

Entry/Admission - Lalaurie Mansion

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Oct-2019

    We had a great time on our morning walking tour with Therese. She was friendly and knowledgeable with some great facts to share about both the show and the French Quarter. Would definitely recommend.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    This was a really great walking tour. We learned a lot about the history of the city and saw important sites with a mix of AHS coven thrown in. I had not seen the series in a few years, but the guide made sure to show pictures of the scenes she was explaining which was really helpful. I would recommend this tour!

  • 19-Aug-2019

    I had lots of fun, but it ran a little longer than I anticipated. Already being a fan of the show, the play by play of scenes seemed gratuitous.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Terese was a great guide. She really takes pride in her job and even gets into the characters. Highly recommend this to all AHS fans!

  • 28-Nov-2018

    Very informative and Bea was great! Wrapped American Horror Story into New Orleans history...was a great tour!

  • 24-Sep-2018

    Our Guide was named Bea. She was very good and had a wonderful personality. Going to re-watch the show just to see the sights again.

  • 22-Mar-2018

    Our tour guide was Ryan and he rocked!! We passed several other tours and could overheat their tour guide and he was by far the most informative and interesting! 10/10 recommend!! Definitely wear comfy shoes, arrive early, and be sure Your bladder can go an hour and so!

  • 15-Feb-2018

    My sister and I did the tour this past Mardi Gras weekend on Monday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was extremely cold out but that didn't stop our group of 15. Ms.Bee was extremely knowledgeable about AHS and the history of New Orleans . I would highly recommend this tour. Thanks again Ms. Bee!

  • 02-Dec-2017

    Good tour, very informative. Tour guide was pleasant

  • 10-Jun-2017

    Tour was amazing!

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