Famous People of NOLA

Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan

Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan purchased the building shown in the photo below. He used his wealth to restore the house to its original grandeur. Although Jourdan dearly adored his beautiful home, he was a man that could never quench his thirst for the thrill and excitement of gambling.  Jourdan Loses His Home In 1814 he wagered…

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Old Beauregard’s Ghost

Just across from the Ursuline Convent on Chartres Street is the former home of General P. G. T. Beauregard. General Beauregard was the man who fired the shots at Fort Sumter, kicking off the Civil War. The house was taken over by a writer named Miss Keyes. She restored the home to the state it is…

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New Online Store Launch

Witches Brew Tours is proud to announce the launch of our new online store! In this store, we’re providing shirts, tank tops, coffee mugs and throw pillows with an assortment of handmade designs. Each design is unique and themed around various ghost tour destinations. LaLaurie Mansion Design The first of our new designs is a…

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Pere Dagobert and the St. Louis Cathedral Executions

In 1764, the colony of New Orleans was traded from the French to the Spanish. This trade occurred at the end of the French and Indian War, but the king of France failed to tell the colonial citizens about the transfer. Because of this, when the Spanish arrived to replace the French, the people of…

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The Axeman of New Orleans

In the early 20th century, from May of 1918 to October of 1919, a prolific serial killer was on the prowl in New Orleans. His name was adopted due to the fact that he used an axe in every attack performed. Typically, the axe belonged to the very person he was attacking at the time.…

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Ghosts of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel

The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a notoriously haunted location that sits only a stone’s throw away from Bourbon Street. Located in the center of the French Quarter, this hotel has over a hundred rooms where guests regularly report ghost sightings, disembodied voices and more. But why is this location so infested with spirits? In the…

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The Ghosts of Pirates Alley

Early in New Orleans history, when it was still a territory that belonged to the French, it had a reputation for harboring pirates and smugglers. These outlaws would perform all manner of crime, depending on the individual in question. Because of the lack of law enforcement in those days, the city became an ideal location…

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