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Mapping 6 spooky spots in the French Quarter

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With halloween around the corner, New Orleans is no stranger to creepy locations. From Marie Laveau’s tomb to a haunted 18th-century shop, there are spooky stories throughout the French Quarter.

Now, if you’re not frightened, here are 10 French Quarter locations worth visiting to get a good scare.

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1. Museum of Death

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227 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 593-3968
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What better way to start off an adventure of scary places than to visit than a museum dedicated to records of death? While not for the faint of heart, this museum holds several exhibits on crime scenes, morgues, autopsy instruments, bodybag and coffin collections, and anything else that might not be suitable as a conversation starter.

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2. New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

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724 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 680-0128
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If you’ve ever been spooked by voodoo, then this place should rank high on your bucket list in New Orleans. This museum holds several voodoo artifacts and exhibits. The overseers also offer voodoo-centric tours of nearby cemeteries.

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3. Lalaurie Mansion

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1140 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Don’t be fooled by this French Quarter mansion’s grand curb appeal. A house fire at this residence in 1834 exposed slaves chained up in Madame Lalaurie's torture chamber. While there are some soft-scare decor outside of this building during October, the current owners have witnessed some supernatural events, including body imprints in beds, doors swinging shut, and faucets suddenly turning on.

4. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

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514 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 565-8027
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While it serves as a cool time capsule of an 18th-century shop in New Orleans, there are reports of groans and movements on its third floors. Though, reading about the common healing practices might just be scary enough for some.

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5. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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425 Basin St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 596-3050
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While slightly outside of the French Quarter’s bounds, there’s no way we could have completed this list without adding this location. Beyond being naturally spooky as a cemetery with above-ground tombs, this site is rumored to house the remains of Marie Laveau, one of the most powerful voodooist in New Orleans.

If you’re looking for a design scare, Nick Cage has an oddly-shaped tomb (pictured) reserved for him in this cemetery, too.

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6. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

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941 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 593-9761
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Built Circa 1722, this is one of the oldest structures used as a bar in existence in the United States. Often a hangout for Jean Lafitte— a famed pirate and naval officer—during negotiations in the 19th century. Rumor says Laffite’s ghost continues to haunt this bar.

1. Museum of Death

227 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112

What better way to start off an adventure of scary places than to visit than a museum dedicated to records of death? While not for the faint of heart, this museum holds several exhibits on crime scenes, morgues, autopsy instruments, bodybag and coffin collections, and anything else that might not be suitable as a conversation starter.

227 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

724 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116

If you’ve ever been spooked by voodoo, then this place should rank high on your bucket list in New Orleans. This museum holds several voodoo artifacts and exhibits. The overseers also offer voodoo-centric tours of nearby cemeteries.

724 Dumaine St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. Lalaurie Mansion

1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Don’t be fooled by this French Quarter mansion’s grand curb appeal. A house fire at this residence in 1834 exposed slaves chained up in Madame Lalaurie's torture chamber. While there are some soft-scare decor outside of this building during October, the current owners have witnessed some supernatural events, including body imprints in beds, doors swinging shut, and faucets suddenly turning on.

1140 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

4. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

514 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

While it serves as a cool time capsule of an 18th-century shop in New Orleans, there are reports of groans and movements on its third floors. Though, reading about the common healing practices might just be scary enough for some.

514 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112

While slightly outside of the French Quarter’s bounds, there’s no way we could have completed this list without adding this location. Beyond being naturally spooky as a cemetery with above-ground tombs, this site is rumored to house the remains of Marie Laveau, one of the most powerful voodooist in New Orleans.

If you’re looking for a design scare, Nick Cage has an oddly-shaped tomb (pictured) reserved for him in this cemetery, too.

425 Basin St
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar

941 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Built Circa 1722, this is one of the oldest structures used as a bar in existence in the United States. Often a hangout for Jean Lafitte— a famed pirate and naval officer—during negotiations in the 19th century. Rumor says Laffite’s ghost continues to haunt this bar.

941 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70116