In the French Quarter, Every BODY has a Story to Tell!

05/30/2018
STUDENT TRAVEL

New Orleans is a city with a magical feel, and the character and traditions of the historic French Quarter make walking tours a popular and affordable way for visitors to enjoy the city. French Quarter Phantoms is New Orleans’ Premier Walking Tour Company. Offering a variety of unique, entertaining and historically accurate tour options year round makes French Quarter Phantoms the perfect choice for group travelers.  (66)

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French Quarter Phantoms’ Master Storytellers have been described as “the strangest bunch of real historians you’ll ever have the pleasure of spending time with!”  What is important to you is important to us: quality content and reliable, educated, FUN guides with a passion for making sure our guests have a great experience. Our tours are highly recommended by members of the New Orleans Concierge Association; our Ghost and Vampire tour was voted New Orleans’ #1 Haunted Tour 2009 – 2017 and  honored to be ranked with TripAdvisor as one of the Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World ! https://www.tripadvisor.com/TripNews-a_ctr.ghosttoursEN (98)

French Quarter Phantoms Ghost & Vampire Tour is our signature tour.  Haunted by phantoms and the hovering mysteries of past tragedies, the French Quarter is a place where the spirits often find the coffin too confining.  Master Storytellers guide groups through darkened streets for a historically accurate fun-filled tour. We’ll thrill guests with a lot of good laughs and a chill up their spine, BUT nobody jumps out to pinch them! Appropriate for all ages, this is our most popular tour.

St. Louis Cemetery #1, eerily beautiful even during the daytime, is the oldest active cemetery in the city. Tour participants will enjoy tales of Voodoo as we visit the final resting place of infamous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, the New Orleans Musicians tomb, Nicholas Cage’s tomb (he’s not in there yet!) and learn of our unique traditions, including Jazz Funerals and Second Line Parades. This above-ground cemetery also provides excellent photo opportunities!

Tour Tremé© takes you into the heart and soul of a real New Orleans neighborhood. Rich in African-American history and Mardi Gras Indian traditions, many great Jazz musicians have called Tremé© home: we share with you the reasons for their inspiration. Join us inside the most famous laundromat in Rock and Roll history, the old J&M recording studio, and visit several film locations from HBO’s Tremé© series. Tour Tremé© is living, breathing, joyful history.

The True Crime tour is an afternoon trip into stories from the dark underbelly of our city: the unsolved case of the Axe Man serial killer, the Mafia assassination of Police Chief Hennessy, gruesome kidnappings, and MORE! True Crime is historical drama at its finest.

Our Garden District tour is like walking through a fairy tale. Beautiful southern mansions, celebrity homes such as Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Archie Manning and Anne Rice are just some of the homes you will see on this tour. Hear the fascinating history of the “American Sector”  . This tour includes a walk into Lafayette Cemetery featured in the Anne Rice books and  the Twilight television series.

Owner Cindi Richardson works with you to create the perfect event for your group: custom tour times and starting locations are available, as well as group discounts! Whether touring St. Louis Cemetery #1, enjoying tales of Saints & Sinners, taking an inside look at the Faubourg Tremé© or relishing a Ghost and Vampire Tour – Every BODY has a story to tell! www.FrenchQuarterPhantoms.com
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