Haunted Places in New Orleans, Louisiana



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    Le Pavillon Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.3 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The long history of haunts here includes Adda (also called Ava or Eva), a teary teenager who has been seen in the main entrance and lobby. She is said to have been killed by a runaway carriage, and her ghost walks up to guests and, before vanishing, says "Pardon me, ...


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    The Alibi

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.3 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this late-night hangout, patrons can choose from 150 different kinds of beer. Odd things have been reported here, such as knives flying off the bar and shadowy figures. Rumor has it that a man was stabbed to death on the premises years ago, and other stories tell of ghosts ...


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    La Louisiane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    La Louisiane is now an event venue, but was once a hotel and restaurant. It is said to be haunted by Mrs. LeDoux, widow of a former owner in the 1800s. Other ghosts here include Louis Bézaudun and his wife Ann, who wears black and smells of French perfume.


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    Arnaud's Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This restaurant serves up classic Creole fare, and perhaps a ghost or two as well. "Count" Arnaud Cazenave himself is said to look over his place from the afterlife. He has been known to rearrange the silverware or the bar setup to his liking. The restaurant's Mardi Gras Museum is ...


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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau is buried here. A crow said to watch over her grave is believed to be inhabited by her spirit.


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    Old Absinthe House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Witnesses have seen the ghost of Jean Lafitte here, and occasionally, they say, he even gives parties. Laughter and carousing can be heard, chairs and dishes move, and objects fly about the room, but nothing of the spirits can be seen, although misty shadows and strange noises are said to ...


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    Prince Conti Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Reportedly haunted by a former Madame whose ghost can be seen in the bar area.


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    Bombay Club

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this restaurant and bar that serves more than 115 types of martini, a ghostly madame from a former nearby red light district as been known to appear in the dining room.


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    Hotel Monteleone

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Even the elevator is haunted in this historic hotel - like something out of The Twilight Zone, it may stop on the wrong floor and opens to reveal ghost children playing in chilly hallways. More than 12 spirits are said to be here, including children who love to play hide-and-seek. ...


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.4 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    The Jimani

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    On June 24, 1973, someone set fire to the gay bar Jimani Lounge, killing 32 men. Sadly, some victims' bodies were never claimed, as family members were embarrassed. The case was never solved. Since then, folks at the bar now occupying the same space have seen apparitions of charred bodies ...


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    Gallier Hall

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghosts of Union soldiers and General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler have been seen on the hall's steps. Also, during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade, a fatal stabbing that occurred in 1972 has been known to replay very realistically, as it happened near the Gallier Hall.


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    Crescent City Books - 204 Chartres

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Before Crescent City Books moved to its new location, 230 Chartres St., it stood here. Folks say theh ghosts of children played on the building's second and third floors. Now this building is reported to be vacant.


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    Cafe Beignet

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghost of a Native American woman is said to materialize here in the evenings. Witnesses say she has been known to vanish by walking through the walls.


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    Audubon Cottages

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    In Cottages 2 and 4, folks have reported unexplained voices and felt something tug at their feet in the night. Spirits of Conferedate soldiers have been seen in the courtyard, and staff have noticed that when he is around, the radios tune themselves to country music.


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    Hermann-Grima House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This house, now a historic museum and shop, is said to be haunted by friendly ghosts. The apparitions seem happy with the renovations on their abode and have been known to scent the air with rose and lavender fragrances. They also may light the fireplace on cold mornings.


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    Brennan's

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The place closed in June 2013, but it was said to be haunted by a recent in the building's past. A man named Lefleur who made funeral arrangements, then went home and killed his wife and son before hanging himself in the Red Room. Apparitions, cold spots and feelings of ...


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    Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This place makes it living off the paranormal, so be warned. Tea readings are their main attraction, however they also claim to be haunted by the ghost of a wealthy man's octoroon mistress who used to live there.


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    Hotel de la Poste - W New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Formerly the Hotel de la Poste and now the W New Orleans hotel, this place is said to be home to the ghosts of Gerald and Diane. Gerald was a carriage servant and is only seen in the garage. Diane is a slender lady with dark, shoulder-length hair, and is ...


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    The Olivier House Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Two spirits are known to reside in this hotel, and have been witnessed for more than 30 years. One is a Confederate soldier, and the other is a woman wearing an antebellum dress. Rooms 104, 106, and 216 are said to be the most often haunted.


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    Antoine's Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.5 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Serving fine French-Creole cuisine since 1840, this restaurant may also serve up a ghost or two, to those with a sharp eye. Antoine Alciatore and his family are said to watch over the restaurant in spirit.


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    Louisiana Supreme Court Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This building was the courthouse between 1909 and 1964, and then it was the headquarters of the Wildlife and Fisheries Museum. In 2004 it become the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and it is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Two are always seen together, allegedly the ghosts of two ...


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    Ryan's Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghost of a confused African American man in workman's clothing is said to show up at Ryan's Irish Pub, near the back wall. He is thought to be a warehouseman that perished in the area's great fire.


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    Williams Research Center

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    In long-past days, this building was the police station's third precinct and its criminal court. When workers were renovating the place in the 1990s, they witnessed the apparitions of policemen in old-fashioned uniforms in the hallways. Jail doors also could be heard slamming, although the jails were long gone.


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    Omni Royal Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this hotel, a ghostly maid has been known to tuck in guests, and she may flush the toilet or turn on the water in the night. But she isn't the only spirit here. Reports say as many as 50 ghosts live here, and they often show up in the ...


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    Kerry Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Witnesses at this bar have reported eerie sounds and feelings, disembodied footsteps, unexplained voices and whispers, cold spots, and doors opening and closing by themselves Folks here have said they feel like they're being watched by an unseen presence.


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    Bienville House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Reports say one of the many haunts here likes to stare at guests while they sleep, and another one can be seen walking in the halls, traveling right through the walls and doors.


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    Hotel Maison De Ville

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghost of a soldier has been seen in cottage 4, and folks here say he doesn't like classical music. The hotel turns on classical music in the guest rooms to greet the guests, but the soldier's ghost has been known to repeatedly change it to a country music station.


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    Napoleon House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Mayor Nicholas Girod had the Napoleon House built; it was finished in 1815, and was meant to be a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, however, never lived here. Now a restaurant, bar and reception hall, the building is said to be haunted by spirits who have been reported to blink ...


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    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Built in 1823, this historic pharmacy is haunted by a former owner Dr. Dupas, a man who is reported to have conducted horrific medical experiments on pregnant slaves. He also is rumored to have practiced voodoo. Dupas passed away from syphilis in 1867, but his apparition has been seen after ...


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    The Court of Two Sisters

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this restaurant that serves spicy Creole cuisine with the music to match, the two sisters themselves, Emma and Bertha Camors, are said to watch over their patrons. The nigh-inseparable sisters Emma and Bertha were born in 1858 and 1860, respectively, and died within two months of each other in ...


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    Preservation Hall

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghosts of old-time jazz musicians are supposed to linger at their favorite haunt--er, no pun intended. Witnesses have seen the ghostly musicians playing saxes and trombones, and the floor is said to creak when the spirits are afoot.


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    Gardette LePretre House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    A famous ghost story around these parts, the Sultan's Ghost is the tale of a grisly mass murder, and it took place in this 1836 house. A Turkish renter in the 1870s was rumored to keep a harem here, which he created by kidnapping women and torturing them into submission. ...


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    Maxwell's Jazz Cabaret

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Once a speakeasy during the prohibition, hidden behind a veterinary office, this nightspot is home to the ghosts of a gangster, a lady in white, and a musician who is believed to have died on the premises.


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    Pat O'Brien's

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this bar, footsteps have been heard in the empty attic and objects are said to move on their own. The entire third floor and the stairway up to the second-floor ladies' room are said to make patrons and employees feel uneasy.


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    The Old Coffeepot Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This restaurant is said to be huanted by Dr. Xavier Deschamps, a dentist who was known to use hypnotism as an anesthetic and conduct seances for fun. It is said that he believed the spirits of the dead would lead him to lost treasures. So the story goes, the dentist ...


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    Site of the Laveau House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Famed Creole Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau (1794–1881), multi-racial daughter of a white planter and a French Creole woman, lived on this site during part of her life. Her ghost is said to frequent the place, still performing her ritual ceremonies. The cottage that currently stands on the site is not ...


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    711 Bourbon Heat

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This bar and club at the site of the historic Tricou House is said to be haunted by Dr. Tricou’s niece Penelope, who long ago fell down the stairs to her death. Her apparition has been seen by many patrons, and the nightspot has been featured on several TV shows.


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    Yo Mama's Bar and Grill

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    This bar is said to be haunted by Mr. Green, who owned the tailor shop formerly located here. Witnesses on the bar staff have seen a ghost with rope burns around his neck at the bar. Mr. Green also has been known to play pool, moving the balls around on ...


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    Keuffers Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The ghost of a young woman has been seen looking out the second-floor windows of the Keuffers Building.


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    French Market Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.6 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Among the eerie happenings reported here are red handprints that turn up on guests' beds, strange misty figures that float, and the metallic clanging and creaking sounds of a pulley system in the night. These instances have been reported as far back as 1832.


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    Creole House - Inn on St. Ann

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    A Creole House, part of the Inn on St. Ann, is an 1830s 30-room hotel said to be home to a ghost folks call Knobby, nicknamed so for his habit of removing doorknobs. He haunts the second floor, and doorknobs he tinkers with can't be made to stay on by ...


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    LaBranche Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Local legend has it that there are two ghosts here. Wealthy sugar planter Mr. LaBranche was said to have had a secret mistress named Melissa, and after his death, his widow, Mrs. LaBranche, found out. After inviting her over for tea, Mrs. LaBranche drugged Melissa and chained her up on ...


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    Gumbo Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    The staff here have witnesses a ghostly lady in blue who has burn scars and brings with her the smell of smoke. She is thought to have perished in the Great Fire of 1794. Another odd happening here is that some unseen force likes to throw the spice jar in ...


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    Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Located in the French Quarter the area around this place is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts. Gentleman ghosts, manservant ghosts, even a ghost nun are all said to haunt the theater.


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    Shalimar - 535 Wilkinson St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Originally a 1895 brewery, this building is reported to be empty at this time. In the 1990s it was an Indian restaurant, Shalimar Indian Cuisine. Witnesses claimed to have seen an apparition of a man in a turban with a sword, and objects like furniture and silverware were said to ...


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    O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Although the bar never re-opened after Katrina the building still remains and it is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts.


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    Bourbon Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    Numerous ghosts are reported to haunt the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. A confederate soldier is said to roam the halls as well as the ghosts of nuns and children who died during the yellow fever epidemic when the hotel was being used as an orphanage. It is also claimed that ...


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    Faulkner House Books

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    0.7 miles from the center of New Orleans, LA

    At this French Quarter bookstore, renowned author William Faulkner is said to make appearances from beyond the grave. Folks have noticed the smell of his pipe when he is around, and the owner has stated that the ghost has been known to give an "inappropriate caress" to young female employees.


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