What is the cost?
The tour is $25 for adults, $18 for students/ teachers, seniors/military, and $14 for kids 6-11 (5 years & under are free)
How long are the tours?
The tours are about 1.5 hours plus walking time and a break.
Is there a lot walking?
Walking is a matter of blocks, with frequent stops and a break half-way along the tour.
How many houses does the tour go into?
The Majority of the sites we visit are private homes, businesses and even museums, the latter two are easily visited during non-tour hours!
What happens if it rains?
The rain in New Orleans is a constant, so unless it’s a tropical storm or hurricane, we will always go out!
What methods of payment do you accept?
Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.jonathanweisstours.com with any major credit card. Assuming there is space, we can accept cash, travelers checks, company checks and all credit cards day-of.
Can I walk to the Garden District from the French Quarter?
Walking in New Orleans is generally a pleasure, but the Garden District is most easily accessed from the Quarter by the St. Charles streetcar, taxi or Uber/Lyft. Please keep in mind that depending on the time of year, it can take longer to get in and out.
Where does the tour meet?
The tours depart from Pirate’s Alley, close to 622 Pirate’s Alley, between Royal and Chartres, next to the Cathedral.
What makes your company better than the others?
Well, I’ve been interviewed and used as a go-to guide, and consultant on A&E, History Channel, Bravo, Travel Channel, Discovery, CMT and others, and have worked with films and television including being the sole consultant for the television series “the Originals.” Having had my license and lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, I’m intimate with most of the details of the old city, and have stories and details that most will never know. There are virtually no pre-Katrina guides in New Orleans, and I am one of the few.
What’s the difference between the Ghost & the Vampire Tour? Does the tour material overlap between tours?
The Ghost Tour is specifically about the people of New Orleans – their lives, deaths, why they’re in the buildings and in some cases, why they can never leave.
The Vampire Tour is history, legend, local mysteries, murders, old folklore of both the world and the city. It’s comprehensive, and not to be mixed with another tour, and thereby watered down.
Do people jump out at you?
This city doesn’t need people to jump out at you to thrill or terrify.
Will we actually “experience” anything paranormal on the tour?
I always encourage the taking of pictures anyplace we stop regardless of the tour, and often several. When you speak of the past, the dead, their names, the occurrences, it will oftentimes spark their interest and cause them to show up. I can’t tell you how often ghost activity is captured on film, and often by accident!
Do we go to a cemetery on the Ghost tour and do you have any nighttime cemetery tours ?
Sadly, the cemeteries are shut by 3pm by the city and the Archdiocese, and are not accessible to the Ghost Tours, but ask me for a recommendation, and I can get you booked on the best cemetery tour in the city!