- 1 hour (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
The French Quarter is known as one of the most haunted places in America, and with so many ghost tours to choose from, the best choice is this 1-hour carriage tour from the award-winning Royal Carriages, recently awarded the 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year Award. Instead of walking around with a large group of people, you'll travel to and from haunted locations comfortably in a mule-drawn carriage guided by a professional tour. Learn about all the history, culture, and architecture in addition to the ghostly spirits that refuse to leave.
- Fully narrated tour
- Ideal choice for families
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Awarded 2018 Louisiana Attraction of the Year
- 1-hour mule-drawn carriage ride
- Licensed professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
700 Decatur St
Returns to original departure point
This authentic mode of transportation will help you time-travel back to the 1700s and 1800s when death and disease were rampant due to devastating fires, floods, murders, and more! Being that there are only 8-passengers on-board the carriage, the mule-drawn adventure is more intimate and unforgettable. The carriage-driving tour guides are top-rated licensed guides who have been sending chills down spines for over 75 years.
Meet and board at the carriage stand located at 700 Decatur Street. As your carriage departs from Jackson Square, your driver/guide will regale you with stories of the city's founding as the carriage passes through the historic French Quarter streets, past landmarks such as Saint Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, Napoleon House, and more as the carriage wind through New Orleans oldest neighborhood. Expect stories that are both historical, entertaining and appropriate for all visitors. It's important to understand the history so that you can understand the spirits that haunt the buildings.
New Orleans is considered to be the most haunted city in America. Countless tragedies have happened right in the French Quarter, including devastating floods and fires killing thousands, contagious epidemics resulting in thousands of deaths, and other odd occurrences like weird human torture experiments, medical experiments, love lost, and more. These stories have been documented in police records and history books, and some can be quite alarming! You'll learn about the stories, then about how the "spirits" are letting people know that they are still very present! Do you have goosebumps yet?
Are you a fan of American Horror Story? If so, you will absolutely see the infamous LaLaurie Murder Mansion, and discover how the true story told on TV is both similar and different from what actually happened inside this house of horrors.
After your 1-hour roam through the French Quarter at night, return back to Jackson Square.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- All tour participants must arrive 15 minutes early to the boarding location. Late arrivals will miss the tour and not be provided with a second opportunity to ride or a refund.
- This tour activity is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather such as flooding or lightning.
- Tours operate in favorable weather conditions, including rain. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
- Tickets prices apply to each passenger onboard the carriage, with the exception of infants or toddlers up to 4 years of age. All infants and toddlers must remain in the lap of their parent or guardian throughout the carriage tour.
- Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Fun great ride through the Quarter. It was an easy way to see a lot of the FQ bc you’re in a carriage and you’re able to see more than if you were on foot. The guide was friendly and informative and all of us enjoyed it.
Matt was knowledgeable in French Quarter area history. Enjoyed his ghost stories and references to area locations.
Jennifer was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable and made the tour perfect! Not spooky for those afraid of the scariness but full of some twisted and dark NOLA history. Frieda the mule was super precious and did all the work:)
Our guide was Moose he is awesome !! Very interesting and knowledgeable about the history of the city and the macabre !!
We enjoyed this very much. Guide was will informed and fun to listen to. The weather was very hot that night. But I would recommend anyone to take this tour, well worth the money.
Best thing about this tour was petting the horse pulling the carriage. Driver was a bit jaded, not very friendly. We only stopped at about 4 places around the French Quarter within the entire hour. Lots of run on historical stories, very little "Haunt". We were hoping this would be a good option since my son is ill and can't walk for long periods of time, but were sorely disappointed. Don't waste your money on this one.
Loved the carriage ride. It was a good start to our trip. Tour guide was funny and informative.
enjoyed this tour for the info. that I got from it. the tour guide was very friendly and answered all questions during the tour and after we got back. this tour is very personal as their is never more than 8 people on the tour, on our tour there was only 4 of us.
Wonderful guide and very knowledgeable about the history and folklore. Only 7 of us on we're on the tour. I would do this again!
Loved the idea of it. Thought there would be more of a haunted feel. Horses and traffic just don't mix.
Such a great way to finish a long day! The history is amazing as well as the stories of how places became haunted and by whom. You can bring drinks or they stop at the oldest bar and come out to see if you want one while it's story is told. You will cross Bourbon street multiple times as well