French Quarter

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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Cafe Du Monde: An Elusive Ghost

New Orleans, Louisiana is home to cuisine that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. From their ocean-to-table seafood to their unique desserts, much of their food can’t be beaten. One location, Cafe Du Monde, serves beignets that travelers from around the globe are attracted. These delicious, fried treats go even better with one…

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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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The Great New Orleans Fire

All cities have been victim of their own share of calamities and tragedies. New Orleans is no different. Throughout its history, it has been the subject of serial killings and yellow fever epidemics. But in 1788, it added a massive fire to its list of devastating events. The Great New Orleans Fire was one of…

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The Ghost Julie the Mistress

In 1800s New Orleans, society was a much different structure than it is today. This particular haunting is a testament to such claims. In the 1800s, people who were an eighth black and seven-eighths white were known as Octoroons. While this may seem a term of disparagement at first glance, they were actually some of…

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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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A Medium’s Trip to Haunted New Orleans Pt. 3

To read part 2, click here. Henry seemed hesitant to go upstairs. I could see his skin begin to flush the further up he went, and his fists were clenched tightly. Obviously, these ghosts had taken a toll on him. “You okay, Henry?” I asked, concerned for his well-being. Spirits typically fed on fear and…

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