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History & Haunts

The nighttime carriage tour highlights both the history and the hauntings that the French Quarter is most known for! Visit famous haunted locations and learn about the ghosts, voodoo spirits, and demons who refuse to leave.

#1 Carriage Tour on TripAdvisor. 

Royal Carriages is the premier carriage tour company in New Orleans, and the History & Haunts nighttime tour is a thrilling insider's view of the French Quarter after dark. With a knowledgeable and hospitable tour guide, you'll trot around the Quarter's streets hearing tales of ghosts and ghouls. What a wonderful way to see the town, learn a bit of history, and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure!

"Anyone coming to New Orleans needs to do the History and Haunts Carriage Tour. I thought I knew a lot about New Orleans, but I learned so much about details they don't print in the history books. I'm glad we ended up doing this tour on our first night because throughout our trip the stories came flooding back. Do this tour. Do it first. Then do another. Thank you, Royal Carriages! We will never forget you, and we'll definitely be back!"

- Trip Advisor Review by Jennifer J


Limited availability! 

Purchase your tickets now to guarantee your seat!

Special Notes:

  • This 1-hour group carriage tour travels at a leisurely pace and with small groups exceeding no more than 8 passengers per carriage. 
  • This carriage tour travels throughout the historic French Quarter Neighborhood.
  • This tour departs from 700 Decatur. All tour participants must check in with Royal Carriages on-site supervisor. He or she will place you on the correct carriage for the tour. 
  • Due to the popular nature of this specific tour, tickets are required to guarantee your seat on the carriage. We are usually unable to accommodate those guests who arrive without pre-purchased tickets. 
  • Tickets and instructions are emailed immediately after purchase. Having printed tickets is not necessary.
  • If sold out, try these other tours: French Quarter Combo Carriage Tour | Behind the Scenes Stable Tour | Bare Bones Cemetery Walking Tour  

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I took my 10-year-old history-loving son to New Orleans. We took a carriage ride through this company. Amazing! Best carriage ride we have ever had in New Orleans. The driver shared so much interesting New Orleans history and my son hung on every word. He asked her a million questions throughout the tour. The tour was interesting to me as well and I learned a lot about New Orleans history, I didn't know. At one point, when we passed Pat O'Brian's, one of the waiters threw Mardi Gras beads to my son, which he thought was so cool. He had read a Magic Tree House book about John Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop and told me he wanted to see it when we when went to New Orleans. We actually stopped in front of it on our carriage ride, and the driver talked about it being a meeting place for Andrew Jackson, his pirate buddies, and other infamous characters. But through those meetings, Jackson gathered his army and later won the Battle of New Orleans. My son was beyond excited about this story! Definitely worth the money! This teacher/mom highly recommends it for families interested in seeing New Orleans by carriage and wanting to expose their children to New Orleans history.

ThatGirl1964, AL, USA

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