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Places to see and experience and many haunted and not haunted things to do to put o n Your Haunted New Orleans to do list! Some haunted New Orleans interesting activities to include. Haunted New ORleans offers visitors a unique chance to enjoy the real "spirit" of old New Orleans. Many Shops to visit located in the picturesque heart of the French Quarter fine and causual dining.

At first glance, visitors to New Orleans are struck by the beauty and elegance of the authentic architecture of the city. The rich patina of the 17th-19th century stucco buildings of the historic French Quarter, the magnificent homes of the Garden District, Uptown and other neighborhoods inspire and amaze those who view them.

But often these over 100 year old buildings and homes do house many strange and haunting residents. Visitors to local hotels and restaurants, clubs and bars often report paranormal incidents, or chance meetings, with ghostly figures. After all, Haunted New Orleans has been named and is recpgnized as the the best, Number 1, by many sources as “America’s Most Haunted City”.

No one knows for sure why so many ghostly beings inhabit this city, but there are theories. New Orleans is an old city, founded in 1718, and its vivid culture and dark history make it rich with supernatural activity, even today. With nearly 40,000 buildings on the registry of historic landmarks, this city is filled with old, majestic and well-cared for homes and commercial structures, and ghosts tend to remain in buildings that are familiar to them. Those of us who live in this city, and love it, like to think that ghosts remain because no one ever really wants to leave New Orleans.

On your New Orleans vacation stay, you might want to visit some of the places rumored to be haunted as well as the properties validated as haunted by Parapsychologist from across the nation.

For all Haunted Hotel Travel, ghost hunting or paranormal adventures early reservations are always advised!

HAUNTED NEW ORLEANS: Things do go bump in the night!

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Official Web Site www.annerice.com

Official Web Site www.zydeco.crazygator.com


Official Web Site www.kreweofmid-city.org

Official Web Site www.mardigrasparadeschedule.com

Official Web Site www.frenchquarterfestival.com

Official Web Site New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Mark Your Calendar!
Jazz Fest 2006 - April 28 - May 7

Official Web Site www.nojazzfest.com

Official Web Site www.frenchquarterfestival.com

Official Web Site www.satchmo.com

Official Web Site www.neworleanscitypark.com

Official Web Site www.auduboninstitute.org

Official Web Site www.ducksofdixieland.com

Official Web Site www.tennesseewilliams.net

Official Web Site www.voodoomusicfest.com

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Le Pavillon Hotel Accommodation Very Highly Recommended

Hotel LeCirque Accommodation Highly Recommended

Avenue Plaza Hotel and Pro Spa Accommodation Recommended

The Pontchartrain Hotel Accommodation Highly Recommended

Prytania Park Hotel Accommodation Recommended

Windsor Court Hotel Accommodation Highly Recommended

Holiday Inn Select/Airport Accommodation Recommended

Holiday Inn French Quarter Accommodation Recommended

Ramada Limited Accommodation Highly Recommended

Best Western Landmark Accommodation Recommended

W Hotel in the French Quarter Accommodation Highly Recommended

Hotel Monteleone Accommodation Highly Recommended

Alexa Hotel French Quarter Accommodation Recommended

Queen and Crescent Hotel Accommodation Recommended

Omni Royal Crescent Accommodation Recommended

The Cornstalk Accommodation Recommended

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Site Contents Walking Tours of New orleans -Highly Recommended

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World Activity - Walking Tours- Recommended

Any of the The Haunted New Orleans Ghost - history- vampire- cemetery Tour - Walking Tours- Highly Recommended


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Attractions and Tours in New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez
Steamboat cruise, buffet, and jazz band!

National D-Day Museum
Explore compelling exhibits dedicated to the “D-Days” of World War II.

Aquarium-Zoo Cruise
Aquarium, Audubon Zoo, and a riverboat cruise in one!

Earl Turner Show Live at Harrah's Casino!
Two for one admission to the Earl Turner LIVE!

Honey Island Swamp
Dr. Paul Wagner, wetland's ecologist, takes you on a tour through Louisiana's First Nature Preserve, the 250-square-mile Honey Island Swamp!

Bugy and Carriages
Take a carriage ride through the streets of the French Quarter!
Gray Line Tours in New Orleans!

Tour-New-Orleans Tours of New Orleans, including: French Quarter Walking Tours; Garden District Tours; Plantation Home tours, including Oak Alley & Nottoway! Super city tours, including the Lakefront, cemeteries, streetcar line and more!

Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour
Enjoy the Southern Comfort Cocktail Tour -- a view of New Orleans history through our legendary bars and restaurants. This tour mixes stories of New Orleans taverns and restaurants with facts about the unique concoctions they serve. Tour includes free recipe book & Southern Comfort Mardi Gras beads.

Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World!
Where it's Mardi Gras all year long! Take the tour that lets you see huge Mardi Gras floats up close, and see new ones being built! Historical and fun - cross the river over the bridge or take the ferry. It is right across from downtown New Orleans.

Haunted Cemetery tours
For a personalized two-three hour tour of several of the most interesting cemeteries in the New Orleans area.

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Commander's Palace Dining -Very Highly Recommended

Mother's Dining- Highly Recommended

Arnaud's Dining- Recommended

Cafe Du Monde Dining- Very Highly Recommended

Central Grocery Dining (Muffuletta)- Highly Recommended

The Gumbo Shop Dining -Recommended

Bella Luna- Haute Cuisine Dining- Very Highly Recommended

Jazz Brunch at Court of Two Sisters Dining- Highly Recommended

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Mardi Gras Parades

www.kreweofmidcity.com local New Orleans favorite"The Best Day Parade" at New Orleans Mardi Gras-Highly Recommended


The Krewe of Mid City's Offical Main Den


FEBRUARY 18, 2007
Uptown New Orleans

Come and see why this New Orleans parade ranks as the best of the best.

The Krewe Of Mid City Parade. is the fifth oldest continuously parading organization of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season and it continues to dazzle and awe under the creative genius of International known Artist Ricardo Pustanio.

But, as much as entertainment and artistic achievement, dedication and community service are also cornerstones that have distinguished the Krewe of Mid-City over the generations As the Number Best day Parade at New Orleans Mardi Gras to see, expeience and enjoy! This New Orleans Best Day Parade is loved and cherished by all that see it!

Official Web Site KMC Main Mardi Gras Den www.kreweofmidcity.com Krewe of Mid- City Mardi Gras Parade Day Photos, behind the scenes, and Krewe of Midcity parade history. Past themes, Royalty listed by year.

"Don't just plan to be at The New Orleans Mardi Gras Be A Part Of It!." Please visit the Krewe of Midcity Official Web Site organization carnival club website here at www.kreweofmid-city.org

Join The Fun! Ride in a real New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade!

" The Krewe Of Mid City Parade will be held Sunday February 18th 2007. Don't miss it!


FEBRUARY 18, 2007
Uptown New Orleans


Be truly amazed at New Orleans Mardi Gras' sparkle and FANTASTIC beauty!

Early New Orleans "MARDI GRAS" Hotel reservations are advised

"The Best Day Parade in Haunted New Orleans at New Orleans Mardi Gras"

Official Web Site www.kreweofmid-city.org

Official Web Site KMC Main Mardi Gras Den www.kreweofmidcity.com

Early New Orleans "MARDI GRAS" Hotel reservations are advised






Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras 2007


Mardi Gras 2007 Parade Calendar Greater New Orleans And Sourrounding Area

Preliminary schedule for Mardi Gras 2007, Parade times and routes are subject to change.

• Phunny Phorty Phellows - Streetcar route, 7:00 p.m.*

• Krewe of Claude - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Slidellians - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Krewe of Antony and Cleopatra - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Bilge - Slidell, noon

• Krewe of Driftwood - Kenner, 1:00 p.m.

• Krewe du Vieux - French Quarter, 7:00 p.m.

• Little Rascals - Metairie, noon*

• Perseus - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Pearl River Lions Club Parade - Pearl River, 1:15 p.m.

• Cleopatra - West Bank, 6:30 p.m.

• Oshun - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Pygmalion - Uptown, 7:30 p.m.*

• Atlas - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

• Eve - Mandeville, 7:00 p.m.

• Gladiators - St. Bernard, 7:00 p.m.

• Krewe of Push Mow - Abita Springs, 11:00 a.m.

• Aladdin - Westbank, noon

• Pontchartrain - Uptown, noon

• Shangri-La - Uptown, 1:00 p.m.

• Caesar - Metairie, 6:00 p.m.

• Olympia - Covington, 6:00 p.m.

• Sparta - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Arabi - St. Bernard, 6:30 p.m.

• Pegasus - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.*

• Mona Lisa and Moon Pie Parade - Slidell, 7:00 p.m.

• Alla - West Bank, noon

• Carrollton - Uptown, noon

• Dionysus - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• King Arthur & Merlin - Uptown, 1:15 p.m.

• Barkus - French Quarter, 2:00 p.m.

• Bards of Bohemia - Uptown, 2:30 p.m.*

• Rhea - Metairie, 2:30 p.m.

• Mercury - Metairie, 4:00 p.m.

• Centurions - Metairie, 5:30 p.m.

• Ancient Druids - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Krewe of Morpheus - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.
• Saturn - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Muses - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.

• Thor - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

• Babylon - Uptown, 5:45 p.m.*

• Chaos - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Excalibur - Metairie, 7 p.m.

• Hermes - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.*

• Krewe d'Etat - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Selene - Slidell, 6:30 p.m.

• Aquila - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Knights of Jason - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

• Aphrodite - Chalmette, 7:00 p.m.

• Orpheus - Mandeville, 7:00 p.m.

• Bush - Bush, 9:00 a.m.

• NOMTOC - West Bank, 11:30 a.m.

• Iris - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.

• Krewe of Salt Bayou - Slidell, noon

• Vulcan - River Ridge, noon

• Tucks - Uptown, 12:30 p.m.

• Endymion - Mid-City, 4:30 p.m.*

• Isis - Metairie, 6:00 p.m.

• Tchefuncte - Madisonville, 10:00 a.m.

• Okeanos - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.

• Thoth - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.*

• Adonis - West Bank, noon

• Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade - Grand Isle, 1:00 p.m.

• Mid-City - Uptown, 2:00 p.m.*

• Bacchus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.*

• Corps de Napoleon - Metairie, 6:45 p.m.

• Proteus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.

• Orpheus - Uptown, 5:45 p.m.

• Zeus - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Zulu - Uptown, 8:30 a.m.*

• Rex - Uptown, 10:00 a.m.*

• Argus - Metairie, 10:00 a.m.

• Mystic Krewe of Covington - Covington, 10:00 a.m.

• Lions - Covington, 10:00 a.m.

• Elks - Jeff. - Metairie, 11:00 a.m.

• Grela - West Bank, 11:00 a.m.

• Jefferson - Metairie, 11:00 a.m.

• Elks- Orl. - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.

• Crescent City - Uptown, after Elks

• Krewe of Choctaw - Grenta, noon

• Skunks - Lacombe, 1:00 p.m.

• Chahta-Ima - Lacombe, 1:30 p.m.

* indicates best or most popular New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade "must- see, New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades must - experience these parades"!

Early 2007 Mardi Gras New Orleans Hotel reservations are advised*

Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French and was given the name because of the feasting (and partying) that would occur on this last night before the beginning of Lent, the Christian period of self-denial and abstinence that ends with Easter. Fat Tuesday can occur on any Tuesday from Feb. 3 through March 9, but is always 47 days before Easter. Today, Mardi Gras is characterized by its parades. There are more than 70 parades held in the four parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and St. Tammany. The parades begin in January but the full-blown celebration that is Mardi Gras is truly under way in the days right before and on Fat Tuesday. Ground zero for Mardi Gras is the French Quarter, where streets are packed with people in search of beads thrown by patrons from the balconies. While the festivities have a reputation for being awash in debauchery, many families find the kid-friendly side of Mardi Gras by seeking out less-crowded and tamer areas.

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for 2007


Early 2007 Mardi Gras Parade New Orleans Hotel Reservations Are Highly Advised



Haunted New Orleans
Mardi Gras Marching Krewe

From a tiny, bead lined, nest hidden under a shotgun double house in Haunted New Orleans, emerged a fledgling rag tag flock of ducks....

Ducks of Dixieland

See and investigate one of New Orleans Mardi Gras best kept secret traditional Mardi Gras marching Krewes. Vist their Internest now!

The Official Web Site www.ducksofdixieland.com

Laid In 1985, co-workers Anthony Eschmann and Phil Martin shared their love of Mardi Gras and good times with New Orleans and the world.

Feeling they could provide satiric and imaginitve costumes to Mardi Gras, the "Ducks" have become one of the most anticipated Marching organizations of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival season.

" A New Orleans Original Marching Krewe you won't to soon Forget"

Official Web Site www.ducksofdixieland.com

Mardi Gras
Crazy, colorful, debauched and historic - this is the carnival to end them all. Early New Orleans Hotel reservations are advised.


Haunted New Orleans
Haunted Resturants

Brennan’s Restaurant, 417 Royal St. Paranormal psychologists have identified three ghosts who roam this esteemed restaurant, and all are former employees. Look for the ghost of a slave named Percy, who worked as a caretaker. A second ghost is that of Chef Paul Blange, a Dutch chef who created two of Brennan’s signature dishes, Eggs Hussarde and Bananas Foster (the chef was so devoted to the restaurant that when he died, the restaurant’s menu and a knife and fork were placed over his chest). The third ghost is that of Herman Funk, the wine master who made the restaurant’s wine cellar one of the best in the world.- Highly Recommended

La Louisiane Restaurant, 725 Iberville St. During the late 1800’s, this building was owned by the widow of Amaron LeDoux, a philanthropist known for caring for destitute women. Her ghost has been seen recently, but was most seen in the 1960’s when the Playboy Club was located next door to the restaurant, and Playboy Bunnies reported that Mrs. LeDoux “watched over them.” Highly Recommended

Muriel’s Restaurant, Jackson Square. There are at least three known ghosts at Muriel’s, and maybe more. The best known is Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, who built this structure as a home in 1789. He committed suicide upstairs in 1814, and his ghost can be seen wandering through the building. The two other ghosts are mischievous and throw glasses around the first floor bar and courtyard. Highly Recommended



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1850 House - Lower Pontalba Building
523 St. Ann Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
An impeccable re-creation of life during the Antebellum era furnished in period style.

Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
Built in 1826, this raised cottage was home to both a Confederate General and a famous author.

749 Chartres Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
Originally built for the Spanish government in New Orleans, the Cabildo later housed the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Gallier House
1118 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
Designed by renowned New Orleans architect James Gallier Jr. in 1857 and faithfully restored today.

Hermann-Grima House
820 St. Louis Street • New Orleans, LA 70112
This 1831 mansion features a courtyard garden, horse stables and a working outdoor kitchen.

Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Established in 1966 to serve as both a historical library for Louisiana and a public museum with changing exhibits.

Latrobe's On Royal
403 Royal Street • New Orleans, LA 70112
Historic building original home of the Louisiana State Bank designed in 1822 by noted architect, Benjamin Latrobe. Now available for receptions, parties and events. Soaring whisper dome in the main hall gives acoustics unusual rich resonance.

Madame John's Legacy
632 Dumaine Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
Built in 1789, this Creole home is a rare survivor of the fire of 1795 and is a National Historic Landmark.

Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue • New Orleans, LA 70116
Having served as both a U.S. and a Confederate Mint in the 1800's, the building now houses a State Museum.

Old Ursuline Convent
1112 Chartres Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
This is the oldest building in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley. Designed by a French military engineer in 1745, it was completed in 1753.

751 Chartres Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
The Presbytere is now the permanent home of the exhibit "Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana".

St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley • New Orleans, LA 70116
The oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S., established in 1720.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Come see over 10,000 aquatic animals including sharks, jellyfish, frogs, stingrays and white alligators.

Cajun Queen Riverboat
1 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Enjoy a ride on the 'mighty' Mississippi River on an authentic replica of an old riverboat that provided passenger service along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts during the late 19th Century.

Entergy IMAX Theatre
1 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Over five stories tall, the IMAX theatre screens a great variety of exciting and educational films.

French Market
French Market Place • New Orleans, LA 70116
Stretching from Jackson Square to Barracks Street, this is the country's oldest continuously operated public market.

Harrah's Casino
512 S. Peters Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Enjoy thousands of the newest, hottest slots and plenty of action-packed table games. Gaming, live music, Creole cuisine and decadent desserts, Harrah's New Orleans Casion is the experience of a lifetime.

Jackson Square
Jackson Square • New Orleans, LA 70116
The heart of the French Quarter, bustling with artists, fortune tellers and musicians and flanked by the historic Pontalba Buildings, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and St. Louis Cathedral

John James Audubon Riverboat / Zoo Cruise
1 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
The Riverboat John James Audubon is your Mississippi River link between the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo. During your seven mile cruise, our Captain highlights current activities in the Port of New Orleans ... one of the most active ports in the world.

Mardi Gras Museum at Arnaud's
813 Bienville Street • New Orleans, LA 70112
The Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum at Arnaud's Restaurant in the French Quarter exhibits a fine collection of Carnival court gowns, costumes and memorabilia worn by Mrs. Wells and members of her family, including her father "Count Arnaud" the founder of the restaurant in 1918. It is said that she reigned over more Mardi Gras courts than any other individual in the history of Carnival. The museum is open free to the public during restaurant hours.

Musee Conti Wax Museum
917 Conti Street • New Orleans, LA 70112
More than 150 life-sized wax figures portray 300 years of New Orleans history.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 Chartres Street • New Orleans, LA 70130
Built for America's first pharmacist, this museum features an apothecary shop and courtyard medicinal herb garden.

New Orleans Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
A historically accurate look at New Orleans Voodoo Society as a religion and culture.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
620 Decatur Street • New Orleans, LA 70116
500 exhibits featuring the bizarre, the beautiful and the truly unbelievable.

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf • New Orleans, LA 70130
Where the Mississippi meets the French Quarter, catch a ride on the Natchez Steamboat.

Woldenberg Riverfront Park
Mississippi River at Iberville • New Orleans, LA 70130
Watch the boats and many shipstravel along the Mighty Mississippi.

Marie Laveau House of Voodoo
739 Bourbon St New Orleans, LA 70116 504-581-3751
Fri-Sat 10:00AM-1:30AM; Sun-Thu 10:00AM-11:30AM. Marie Leaveau I & II were said to have lived and died under this very roof.

Lalaurie House 1140 ROYAL STREET New Orleans, LA
There is also no way to say if the restless Ghost of Mme. Delphine Lalaurie ever found justice. Many Ghost still linger inside the great Haunted New Orleans Mansion.


Jackson Square
The heart of the French Quarter, where you can enjoy some of the world's best brass band and jazz music for free.

Sunset over the Mississippi
Settle yourself down on a wooden bench and watch the sky turn violet over one of the world's greatest rivers.

The best seafood in the world dished up in a down-home New Orleans shack.

Napolean House
This gorgeous old bar is just the place to pass a steamy New Orleans night.

The Cabildo
The Cabildo, in the heart of the French Quarter, is one of the finest state museums you'll find, with lively, compelling exhibits on all aspects of the city's rich history.

Whether fresh fried and piled high in giant po-boys at the Acme , or downed raw in one briny slurp at Casamento's , New Orleans' oysters are a culinary treat.

Ride a Streetcar
The streetcar named Desire no longer runs, but the city's other vintage streetcars offer superb, open-air rides through New Orleans' most elegant districts.

With stops at boutiques selling dolls and potions, voodoo tours are a bit campy, but rest assured that the mysterious religion is still practiced by many in New Orleans today.


Today voodoo is big business in New Orleans, with numerous gift shops selling ersatz gris-gris - pouches carried for good luck, filled with amulets, charms and herbs - and exotic voodoo dolls; these can be fun, but if you're interested in the reality, you'd do better to head to the Voodoo Spiritual Temple , 828 N Rampart St (daily 10am-8pm; tel 504/522-9627), which holds an open service on Thursday evening and offers tours and consultations. Visitors are asked to make a donation.

The Historic Voodoo Museum , 724 Dumaine St (daily 10am-8pm; $7), is a ragbag collection of ceremonial objects, paintings and gris-gris . Its aim, to debunk the myths that surround this misunderstood religion, is undermined somewhat by the self-consciously spooky atmosphere, not to mention its resident 12ft python, crumbling rat heads and desiccated bats. The gift shop sells gris-gris and voodoo dolls, while the gallery features more expensive folk art. Ask about their readings, rituals and city tours.

The Cities of the Dead

There is no architecture in New Orleans, except in the cemeteries ?
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

So much of New Orleans is at, or below, sea level that early settlers who buried their dead - and there were many of them - found that during the frequent flooding great waves of moldy coffins would float to the surface of the sodden earth. Eventually, graves began to be placed, Spanish-style, in above-ground brick and stucco vaults, surrounded by small fences. These cemeteries grew to resemble cities, laid out in "streets"; today, as the tombs crumble away amid the overgrown foliage, they have become atmospheric in the extreme. The creepiness isn't totally imaginary, either - though armed muggers, rather than ghosts, are the danger these days. You should never venture here alone. Nearly all the city tours include a trip around one of the graveyards; some specialize in them.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 , Washington Ave and Prytania. Built in 1833, by 1852 - when 2000 yellow fever victims were buried here - the Garden District cemetery was filled to capacity. Today it is an eerie place, with many tombs sinking into the ground, and some of them slowly opening in the shadow of tangled trees. It's no surprise that all this decaying grandeur should capture the imagination of local author Anne Rice, who has used the place in many of her books - she even staged a mock funeral here, to launch publication of Memnoch the Devil ; the corpse was herself, wearing an antique wedding dress, in an open coffin carried by pall bearers.

St Louis Cemetery No. 1 , 400 Basin St between Conti and St Louis. The oldest City of the Dead, dating from 1789, this small graveyard is full of crooked mausolea jutting into narrow pathways. On the fringes of the Quarter, it is a regular stop on the tour bus circuit, and you will invariably come across a crowd by the tomb of "voodoo queen" Marie Laveau , graffitied with brick-dust crosses.

St Louis Cemetery No. 2 , 200 N Claiborne Ave between Iberville and St Louis. One of the most desolate Cities of the Dead, hemmed in between a Tremé housing project and the interstate. Built in 1823, it's a prime example of local cemetery design, with a dead-straight center aisle lined with grandiose Greek Revival mausolea. A second Marie Laveau, thought to be the Marie Laveau's daughter, has a tomb here, also daubed with red-chalk crosses.

St Louis Cemetery No. 3 , 3421 Esplanade Ave, Mid-City. A peaceful burial ground, built in 1856 on the site of a leper colony, St Louis No. 3 is mostly used by religious orders; all the priests of the diocese are buried here, and fragile angels balance on top of the tombs.

A Haunted House

The striking French Empire LaLaurie Home , at 1140 Royal St on the corner with Gov Nicholls, is New Orleans' most famous haunted house (not open to the public). In the nineteenth century it belonged to the LaLauries, a doctor and his socialite wife Delphine, who, although seen wielding a whip as she chased a slave girl through the house to the roof, was merely fined when the child fell to her death. Whispers about the couple's cruelty were horribly verified when neighbors rushed in after a fire in 1834 - believed to have been started intentionally by the shackled cook - to find seven emaciated slaves locked in the attic. There they saw men, women and children choked by neck braces, some with broken limbs; one had a worm-filled hole gouged out of his cheek. The doctor's protestation that this torture chamber was, in fact, an "experiment," met with vitriol; the next day the pair escaped the baying mob outside their home, and fled to France. Since then, many claim to have heard ghostly moans from the building at night; some say they have seen a little girl stumble across the curved balcony beneath the roof.


New Orleans' image as a Gothic, vampire-stalked city has really taken off in recent years, and the choice of tours promising magic, voodoo, vampires and ghosts has become dizzying. Among the high-camp, the overpriced and the plain silly, there are, nonetheless, a few worth joining. Historic New Orleans Walking Tours (tel 504/947-2120) will lead you to St Louis Cemetery No. 1, Congo Square, Marie Laveau's home, and a voodoo temple; meet at Café Beignet , 334 Royal St (Mon-Sat 10am & 1pm, Sun 10am; 2hr; $15; no reservations; arrive 15min before the tour is due to begin). Save Our Cemeteries (tel 504/525-3377; call for meeting points and to reserve) is a nonprofit restoration organization leading fascinating tours of Lafayette No. 1 (Mon, Wed & Fri 10.30am; 1hr; $6) and St Louis No. 1 (Sun 10am; 1hr 30min; $12). Call for meeting points and to reserve. Finally, if you're less worried about authenticity and more concerned with whooping it up, consider the New Orleans Ghost and Vampire Tour , complete with magic tricks and "psychic demonstrations." Ghost tours leave from Washington Artillery Park, across Decatur St from Jackson Square (daily 8pm; around 2hr; $15), while for the cemeteries you should meet at CC's Coffee House on Royal and St Philip in the Quarter (Mon-Sat noon, Sun 10.30am; around 2hr; $15). No reservations are needed.

There is are variety of tours of New Orleans, from whistlestop jaunts in air-conditioned buses to preposterous moonlit ghost-hunts; stop by the New Orleans Welcome Center to see the full range.

Walking tours are especially popular - notwithstanding the possibility of showers and, in summer, debilitating heat and humidity. Those led by Le Monde Creole , stopping at French Quarter sites featured in the true-life saga of a Creole family, are superb. They set off from their store at 624 Royal St (2hr-2hr 30min; Mon-Sat 10.30am & 2.30pm, Sun 10am & 2.30pm; $17.50; tel 504/568-1801; reservations required). The Bienville Foundation 's French Quarter walking tours emphasize "alternative" history (2hr-2hr 30min; schedules vary; $18-20; tel 504/945-6789; reservations essential), while those led by the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park Service give scholarly and accessible overviews (1hr 30min; 10.30am; free; tel 504/589-2636; reservations required). Collect a pass from the NPS visitor center, 419 Decatur St, after 9am on the day. In addition, some of their cultural programs (30-45min; 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm) include short, themed strolls around the Quarter.

If the weather's bad, or too hot, you may prefer to take a bus tour. Gray Line (tel 504/569-1401 or 1-800/535-7786) offers trips around the city (2hr; $23), to the nearby plantations (4hr-7hr 30min; $33-45), and the swamps (3hr 15min; $38). New Orleans Tours (tel 504/592-0560 or 1-800/543-6332) are similar, but fractionally cheaper.

Many visitors, especially with kids in tow, take a narrated trot through the Quarter in one of the mule-drawn carriages that wait behind Jackson Square on Decatur. These can be fun, though you should take the "historic" commentary with a pinch of salt. Rates range from $10 to $12 per person for a trip of between 30 and 45 minutes. Another pleasant way to while away a few hours on a steamy afternoon is on a river cruise . The Natchez steamboat is by far the best. Leaving from behind Jackson Brewery, it heads seven miles or so downriver before turning back near the Chalmette battlefield (2hr; daily 11.30am & 2.30pm; $15.75 or $21.75 with lunch and live jazz; tel 504/586-8777). The John James Audubon riverboat allows you to combine a cruise with a trip to the aquarium or the zoo, or both. It leaves daily from the aquarium at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm, and from the zoo an hour later (1hr one-way; $11.75 one-way, $14.50 round-trip, children half-price; tel 504/586-8777). The only boat that stops at Chalmette, site of the Battle of New Orleans, is the Creole Queen (10.30am & 2pm; 2hr 30min; $16, $22 with lunch; tel 504/524-0814), which leaves from the Plaza d'España. Tickets for all cruises are sold at booths behind Jackson Brewery and the aquarium.

Fine Art
At the main entrance to City Park (where Esplanade Avenue crosses Bayou St. John), you are greeted by a statue of General P. G. T. Beauregard. This marks the beginning of City Park's Lelong Avenue, which leads to the front of the New Orleans Museum of Art. The museum has hosted such exhibits as the Treasures of King Tut, paintings of the Armand Hammer Collection, the Fabergé Eggs and the paintings of Claude Monet. These exhibits had visitors standing in lines, blocks long. Also impressive is its permanent art collection.

Botanical Gardens
To list all of the features and attractions of City Park would make this feature longer than what would be practical, but there is one more worth mentioning. That is City Park's New Orleans Botanical Gardens. It is the only botanical garden in Louisiana, and contains about 2,000 varieties of flowers and plants. Recently added was the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, modeled after a traditional European orangery.


Things to see around New Orleans

Old Forts
Built in the ninteenth century to protect New Orleans and the river.

Forts Pike, Macomb, St. John
Forts Jackson, St. Phillip And Camp Parapet
Forts Massachusetts, Livingston and Proctor
Built an operated to assist ships navigating the intricate waterways around the city.

Milneburg, New Canal, Rigolets Lighthouses
Biloxi, Pass Manchac, Tchefuncte River Lighthouses

Chalmette Battlefield
Site of the last and most decisive battle of the war of 1812.

Confederate Museum
Exhibits, history, photographs, Confederate military artifacts of the Civil War.

National D-Day Museum
Now, with its newly opened Pacific Theater Wing.

New Orleans Museum of Art
Well over 200 million dollars worth of art, from the 1300's to the present.

Louisiana Children's Museum
A great fun and learning experience for small children.
Fun Things
Things that visitors "must do" at least once.

Ride the Streetcars (Trolleys)
For less than two bucks, you can ride the entire length of St. Charles Avenue, through the Garden District and past Audubon Park.

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours
Take a tour of the French Quarter in a horse hrawn carriage.

Audubon Zoo
One of the best in the country.

IMAX Theater
Located on the Riverfront, at Canal St. and the edge of the French Quarter.

Jazzland Themepark
Thrill rides, shows, entertainment and snacks.

Aquarium Of The Americas
Located on the Riverfront, at Canal St. and the edge of the French Quarter.

Riverboat Cruises
Like riding the streetcar or a horse-drawn carriage, it is an experience you will never forget.

Longue Vue House and Gardens
A Classical Revival mansion featuring 8-acres of gardens, fountains, entertaining tours, antiques and pottery.

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
5601 Read Boulevard, Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, New Orleans, LA. 504-246-5672 or 800-774-7394

Longue Vue House and Gardens
A Classical Revival mansion featuring 8-acres of gardens, fountains, entertaining tours, antiques and pottery.

Southern Decadence

More than 33 years old, the happy chaos known as Southern Decadence has become one of the gay world's major parties. Tens of thousands of gay men -- complemented by far fewer lesbians and hetero folk -- descend on the French Quarter for a non-stop Labor Day weekend blowout. This street party wears heels and accordingly teeters from bar to bar around the hub of activity at St. Ann and Bourbon streets.

Founded in 1972 as a going away party for one Michael Evers, Southern Decadence has evolved into a tourist attraction know as 'Gay Mardi Gras.' In 2003 the over-the-top party drew more than 100,000 revelers and pumped approximately $95 million into the local economy. Individual bars host theme parties, contests and some of the most elaborate drag shows ever staged. There's a guaranteed action at Bourbon Pub/ Parade, Oz, Lucille's Golden Lantern. Sunday is the traditional highlight -- from early in the day, a drag bonanza forms along Royal Street, reaching a fever pitch when the annual drag parade leaves from the infamous Golden Lantern (on the corner of Royal Street and Barracks Street) around 2PM. Most revelers, however, extend the celebration well into Monday and even Tuesday, enjoying the Quarter's plentiful bars and restaurants, and admiring themselves (and each other) at all hours of the day and night. Early New Orleans Hotel reservations are advised.

Please visit Southern Decedence Official Web Site www.southerndecadence.net for more information

Southern Decedence 2006
New Orleans, Louisiana

Early New Orleans Southern Decedence Hotel reservations are advised.

Southern Decedence Official Web Site www.southerndecadence.net

French Quarter Festival
Enjoy 250 hours of free entertainment featuring more than 150 musical performances on fifteen stages throughout the French Quarter over a three-day weekend. Nearly 60 food and beverage booths located in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint will make up the "World's Largest Jazz Brunch," a signature event, featuring authentic local cuisine from renowned area restaurants.

Early New Orleans French Quarter Festival Hotel reservations are advised. French Quarter Festival April 21-23, 2006

Official Web Site www.frenchquarterfestival.com

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Official Web Site New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2006
April 28 - May 7, 2006

Official Web Site www.nojazzfest.com

Originally launched to celebrate and preserve jazz, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest) embraces genres of Louisiana music and sounds from around the globe every April/May. For two weekends, top-notch performers draw music-loving crowds to the New Orleans Fair Grounds, while evening concerts are featured at selected venues around town. Profits from the festival are used by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, to fund ongoing programs that keep the spirit of jazz alive in the Big Easy.

Official Web Site www.nojazzfest.com

While the big draw is the music, there are plenty of other attractions to keep festivalgoers happy. At the many food booths, mouthwatering gumbo, tender crawfish and even exotic fare like alligator pie are on hand, as well as kids' treats and vegetarian meals. The culture of the bayou is also highlighted at a variety of craft demonstrations that feature Native American arts and music and cultural experiences from the African Diaspora. Little ones can join in the fun, too, with performances and activities especially for the kids.

Early New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival Jazz Fest Hotel reservations are advised.

Official Web Site www.nojazzfest.com


Voodoo Music Experience
What started in 1999 as a daylong music event has expanded into a three-day modern rock and hip-hop "experience" held at New Orleans' City Park at the end of October. Think of it as a slightly more mainstream Lollapalooza or a Jazz Fest for the piercings-and-tattoos crowd. Attendance is around the 100,000 mark for the more than 80 top rock and rap acts. Past performers include the White Stripes, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Eminem, Ludacris, Marilyn Manson, Paul Oakenfold and Smile Empty Soul. Like similar events around the country (Coachella, Bonnaroo), Voodoo prides itself on its eclectic lineup, meaning that jam-band and techno fans will find much to celebrate here. Similar to Jazz Fest, Voodoo features several stand-alone concerts in various venues. around the French Quarter; sponsored by the House of Blues, Voodoo After Dark helps keep the musical party going into the wee hours. Expect there to be dozens of vendors present at the main site, not to mention several DJs in the Techno Tent -- and, supposedly, actual voudoun rituals. Early New Orleans Voodoo Concert Hotel reservations are advised.

October 2007

Voodoo Music Experience Official Web Site www.voodoomusicfest.com

State Farm Bayou Classic
The yearly matchup between Louisiana rivals Grambling and Southern in November is much more than just a football game -- it is an event that draws thousands of college students and other fans to New Orleans to hang out, party and show their school spirit. Over the last several years, this black college football game has been a compelling offensive juggernaut, with both teams trading touchdowns like demented stockbrokers unloading bonds. However, this is a game in which the records of the teams coming in are pretty much irrelevant, as the rivalry is so strong that crazy upsets often happen. The Bayou Classic has arguably the best halftime show in football; both schools feature outstanding bands that march, strut and play in a ridiculously funky fashion. Many folks consider the halftime band matchup the highlight of the game. In addition to Saturday's game, a Friday night Battle of the Bands is the time for the bands to shine, and the accompanying Greek show features skits and singing from traditionally black Greek organizations across Louisiana. Also on Friday, a Super Job Fair at the French Market Exhibition Hall in the Hyatt Regency is what it claims to be, a job fair filled with a variety of employers seeking to connect with the student bodies of Grambling and Southern. Participants are encouraged to bring several up-to-date resumes and to be sure to dress for success.

Early New Orleans State Farm Bayou Classic Hotel reservations are advised.

State Farm Bayou Classic Official Web Site www.statefarmbayouclassic.com


Satchmo SummerFest: Louis Armstrong Celebration

Now in its fourth year, this summer festival offers a great sampling of local jazz at stages scattered all over the Quarter. Held in honor of jazz great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, it features educational seminars, exhibits and most importantly, some of the best live music around.

The Satchmo SummerFest Seminar Series at the Old U.S. Mint will feature discussions and presentations about the life of Satchmo by local musicians and jazz historians. There will also be an exhibit of rare Louis Armstrong images, many of them never before seen by the public. This year would have been Satchmo's 103rd birthday.

The real action is on the streets and various stages scattered around the French Quarter. There will be performances by such artists as ReBirth Brass Band, Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band, Maurice Brown, Troy Andrews, Jeremy Davenport, Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis and Storyville Stompers Brass Band. Impromptu second lines will weave in and out of the Quarter throughout the festival so keep an eye out.

Finally, no event in New Orleans would be complete without a large sampling of delicious food. Vendors will be scattered throughout the festival serving everything from gumbo and jambalaya to shrimp po-boys and beignets. When the sun sets on Friday night, the party heads to Frenchmen Street for the Club Strut.


Early New Orleans Satchmo Fest Hotel reservations are advised.

Satchmo SummerFest - August 2006

Satchmo SummerFest: Louis Armstrong Celebration Official Web Site www.satchmosummerfest.com


Essence Music Festival

New Orleans gets grooving in a major way when the Essence Music Festival takes over the Louisiana Superdome every July. The festival bills itself as the largest gathering of African-Americans in the United States, which is a hard claim to dispute: It's certainly the biggest national black musical event of the year, doing for contemporary urban sounds what the Jazz and Heritage Festival does for roots music. Look for the some of the biggest names in music to be here for nighttime concerts (past performers include Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Patti LaBelle and Ashanti, to name just a few). In addition to the main acts, the festival hosts musicians of slightly smaller, but no less impressive, commercial stature: both up-and-coming black artists and respected veterans of the R&B scene. During the day, a marketplace and empowerment seminars are held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Created by the magazine of the same name, the Essence Music Fest has become a blowout of epic proportions, further securing New Orleans' place on the map of American music.


Early New Orleans Essence Music Festival Hotel reservations are advised.


Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

What began 19 years ago as a struggling, local literary festival has blossomed into an internationally renowned weekend of literature, theatre, art, conversation and sheer entertainment held every March. Tennessee Williams remains one of the would-be patron saints of New Orleans culture, and an annual celebration of his contributions to the world is honored and widely attended. Writers, agents, budding authors, playwrights, actors, producers and others all gather in the French Quarter for a series of master classes, stage performances, panel discussions, book signings, walking tours and even a 'Stella!' yelling contest in Jackson Square. The crowd gets bigger every year.

Early Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Hotel reservations are advised. The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Contributions are deductible according to the provision of current tax laws.

Festival program and schedule are subject to change. Theater seating and space on walking tours is limited, and advance reservations are recommended. Payment in full is required to hold reservations.

All ticket sales are final. Absolutely no refunds or exchanges will be made. Because of variations in attendance, the purchase of a Festival panel pass cannot guarantee seating for every panel discussion. Seating is on a firstcome, first-served basis, but is generally available.

Official Web Site www.tennesseewilliams.net


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Louisiana State Museum

The Louisiana State Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history and heritage of Louisiana. The State Museum includes several historic buildings and museums all located in the French Quarter. The price of admission is $4 for Adults, $3 for Seniors and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission allows entry to the following museum buildings.

New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art is located in City Park, in the heart of New Orleans.

The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects, valued in excess of $200 million. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, African and Japanese works, continues to grow. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with 50 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges. One of the truly unique features of the permanent collection is the work of Peter Carl Fabergé [1846-1920], the master jeweler to the last czars of Russia. On extended loan from the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation and installed in a specially-designed gallery, the Fabergé collection features three of the extraordinary Imperial Easter Eggs as well as the famous jeweled Imperial Lilies-of-the-Valley Basket, created in 1896 for the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

As it has for 90 years, the New Orleans Museum of Art continues to be a gathering place for all those seeking to share the beauty of this extraordinary collection or world art and learn from it. NOMA engages, educates and enriches the diverse populations within, and drawn to, the New Orleans area.


The Cabildo
701 Chartres Street - Jackson Square

In 1988, the Cabildo nearly burned to the ground. After an extensive, five year renovation, the Cabildo has been restored to its former glory.
The Spanish constructed the Cabildo in 1795 to house the spanish colonial city council. In 1803, the documents transferring the Lousiana Purchase Territories from France to the United States were signed in this very building. After the signing of the Lousiana Purchase, the Cabildo was transformed into the City Council of New Orleans.
In its long history, the Cabildo has served the city in many ways. From 1853 to 1910, the Cabildo housed the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Since 1911 theCabildo has operated as the Louisana State Museum.

The 1850 House - Lower Pontalba Building
Jackson Square. This museum is kind of hard to find. It's located right in the middle of the line of row houses facing Jackson Square. The 1850 House features exhibits depicting the daily life of New Orleans Creole home during the 1850s.

The Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue

This building found at the corner of Decatur and Esplanade, near the French Market, was erectedin 1835 as a branch of the United States Mint. The Mint once turned out coin at a rate of $5 million a month. The Mint operated from 1838 to 1862. During the Civil War, the Mint was captured and used to coin confederate currency. When federal forces captured New Orleans in 1862, William B. Mumford was hanged in front of the Mint for tearing down the United States flag. After the Civil War, the Mint was put back into operation from 1879 to 1910.

When the Mint ceased operating, it remained a vacant property until 1932 when the United States Coast Guard moved in and used the building as a federal prison.

Today the Mint houses a restored "Desire" street car and a Mardi Gras &Jazz museum.

Louisiana Children's Museum
428 Julia Street - (504) 523-1357

The kids will love this "hands on" museum. Featured are exhibits that teach everything from fitness to physics in creative and very amusing ways.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday noon - 5:30 p.m.Admission is $4


National D-Day Museum
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

One word describes this impressive museum: ''Wow.'' Allow yourself at least a half-day to view three floors of exhibits. Located in a circa-1850 building that once housed a brewery, the National D-Day Museum opened June 6, 2000 -- exactly 56 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy. The museum was dedicated by historian/author Stephen Ambrose. Also attending the unveiling were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks of 'Saving Private Ryan.'

The museum's cavernous main level features WWII vehicles, including autos belonging to Nazi officers. An introductory video runs continuously in a bivouac tent. Then proceed to a presentation of 'D-Day Remembered.' The 48-minute documentary is shown on the half-hour.

On the second floor, exhibits chronicle events leading up to WWII. The United States was ill- prepared for conflict; in the 1930s we had only 635,000 military personnel compared to Germany and Japan's 4.5 million each. That changed after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor (shown in another film clip). Don't miss the draft of President Roosevelt's legendary "Day of Infamy" address, with penciled notes and crossed-out words. You may also hear tapes of veterans' personal accounts.


Chalmette Battlefield
Lafitte National Historical Park
New Orleans, LA 70043

Not too far from downtown New Orleans is the Chalmette Battlefield. On Jan. 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans took place at this location. Any good New Orleans citizen can tell you about how Andrew Jackson led a small army to overtake 2,000 British soldiers in a battle that reportedly took about two hours. An important section of this sacred battlefield is the Chalmette National Cemetery. The cemetery was established in May 1964 as a final resting place for the Union soldiers who were killed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Aside from the Civil War soldiers, the National Cemetery also serves as the final resting place for many other veterans who served in wars throughout history. There are soldiers here who fought in the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam. This historical site is run by the National Park Service and is open to the public free of charge. A self-guided walking tour is about 1.5 miles long.


Louisiana State Museum - The Presbytere
751 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70116

The Presbytere is a historic Spanish building located next door to the famous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. This building once provided housing for the priests who served in the Cathedral. Now, this museum houses many exhibits concerning life in Louisiana. One of the most interesting pieces on display is actually outside the building in the courtyard. The Pioneer, as it is named, is the first submarine used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. This curious looking metal hull is certainly a sight to see. This Spanish Colonial building now houses the State's collection of paintings, art, and historic photographs.

Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery
5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

More so than any city this side of Paris, New Orleans is renowned for its historically significant and ornate necropolises. One of the parish's most unique "Cities of the Dead" is the eerily beautiful and diverse Metairie Cemetery. Built over the old Metairie Race Course, the cemetery was founded by Charles T. Howard. According to legend, when Howard was not allowed to join the country club that owned the track, he vowed it would become a cemetery. (His tomb -- with a marble figure of an old man with his finger to his lips upon it -- is located on Central Ave.)
Many other famous Louisianans are interred here, in structures ranging from Gothic crypts to Romanesque mausoleums to Egyptian pyramids.

Free audiotapes for walking or driving tours can be obtained at the front gate.

Washington Square Park
Frenchman and Royal streets
New Orleans, LA 70152

Tucked out of the way between Jackson Street and the levee, many people would miss Washington Park if they didn't keep their eyes peeled for it. But this is actually a superb spot to snap a few photos of the mighty Mississippi on one end and the stunning historic Jackson Square on the other. Washington Park, originally named Founders Park, was renamed in honor of one of the oldest military units in the nation -- the Washington 141st Artillery which has engaged in nearly every battle since the 1845 Mexican War. Lundi Gras revelers are also found partying at this locale prior to the big Mardi Gras celebrations. Visitors appreciate the information booth stocked with maps and a friendly knowledgeable local, while folks with little ones in tow spend a lazy summer afternoon entertaining their tykes on the park's playground equipment. Before you leave, pose for a photo or two with the Civil War cannon which stands as the park's focal point.

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New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum 724 Dumaine Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504.680.0128Owner, curator, and creator, Charles M. Gandolfo, frequently is called upon for the specific performance of Private Voodoo Rituals. Many years of being a practitioner has given him much experience and extensive knowledge on the religion of Voodoo. He has been successful in many Ritual endeavors. Any situation can be handled.He makes Gris-Gris bags and is available for Private Consultations just about any time your in need. www.voodoomuseum.com

Phunny Phorty Phellows Web Site The Phunny Phorty Phellows first appeared on Fat Tuesday, 1878, when they began the tradition of following the Rex parade. Since that time, the Phunny Phorty Phellows have made distinguished themselves as one of the liveliest additions to Mardi Gras with their hijinks and well-meaning mockery of the day’s events (one 1881 float depicted Rex’s traditional symbol, the Boeuf Gras, as a heifer). The original Phunny Phorty ceased parading and ultimately disbanded in 1885.In 1981, 83 years after their predecessors’ last parade, a new group of Phellows emerged to revive the irreverent tradition as members of the Krewe of Clones (the impetus of today’s wildly ribald Krewe du Vieux).

Louisiana Spirit Hunters If your interested in participating in a Ghost research project, then you came to the right page. We're simply looking for scientific evidence to explain what happens in a"Haunted" setting. We pursue this for proof, and to satisfy our intellectual curiosity.
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located inside Flanagan’s Pub
625 St. Philip Street in the New Orleans Famous French Quarter




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THE HOUSE OF VOODOO Rare New Orleans voodoo Items, curios and voodoo art Official Web site. BIANCA THE VOODOO QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS www.thehouseofvoodoo.com

Brennan's Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter in New ... Original Brennan's in the New Orleans French Quarter. Tour Brennan's restaurant, make reservations, Official Web Site. www.brennansneworleans.com

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Bloody Mary's New Orleans - Ghost Train
Enjoy private tours of Haunted New Orleans with Bloody Mary. Walk the French Quarter and learn of ghosts, voodoo history, and tour a cemetery at night.

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The Magnolia Mansion Many guest often report witnessing all types of strange paranormal activity, and ghost photos. www.magnoliamansion.com

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