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The Haunted Mortuary of New Orleans: Halloween 2013

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New Orleans is a remarkable city with spirit!  Thanks to the local history and legends you’ll find that New Orleans also contains remarkable “spirits.” What better time, than Halloween, to check out New Orleans’ haunted past?

How about a haunted house visit – in a real haunted house?  Check out:

The Haunted Mortuary
4800 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Ghost Tours by advanced arrangement:
To schedule a visit to The Haunted Mortuary call 504.579.4431 or email 

The historical and actively haunted mansion, The Haunted Mortuary is a Victorian mansion, built in 1872 as a family home, is at the end of the Canal Street  Cemeteries street car line.  The architecture featured neo-classical revival style exterior, while the inside of the house resembles the eclectic Victorian style.  Around 1930, this became the building where many bid their final farewells to loved ones, as the P J McMahon and Sons Undertaking Company.  The interior was further modified to accommodate the activities of a funeral home including an embalming room and onsite cold storage.

crowded cemetary with tombstones

The mansion was sold in 1996 and changed hands a few times, was gutted and eventually abandoned. But the mansion continued to have life to it, as the structure survived Hurricane Katrina.  Jeff Bourne purchased the home and renovated it to become The Haunted Mortuary that it is today.  It is the site of paranormal investigations and visitors have hailed it the scariest place in New Orleans.  Ghost Tours and Ghost Hunting is available at The Mortuary, and this year, the dead walk the earth at this year’s The Mortuary Haunted House: Zombie Outbreak.

Whether you happen to be in New Orleans during the Halloween season, or if you’re journeying here to scare your socks off – we recommend a visit to The Haunted Mortuary.  Then return to the safety and cheerful ambiance of 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast – to rest and relax in comfort, knowing that spirits can’t reach you here…or can they?

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This Halloween Explore the Haunted History of New Orleans

October is a special month in New Orleans, with its haunted history and intriguing characters.  The history of this city is so bizarre – we don’t have to make it up!  What better way to celebrate this month of spirits than to explore the spookier side of the Big Easy?

Explore one of the chilling Top Ten Most Haunted New Orleans Locations such as the Lalaurie House – a high society doctor’s home and also the site of a gruesome scene during a house fire.  Another stop on your investigation could Arnaud’s Restaurant and Mardi Gras Museum, said to be haunted by Arnaud Cazenave and his daughter Germaine who watch over the operations of the creole restaurant and the operation of the museum filled with festive keepsakes.

Get to the heart of New Orleans’ past by checking out one of the Top Ten Haunted Cemeteries in New Orleans.   These cemeteries are the final resting places of 2000 yellow fever victims, Union soldiers, writers, and a variety of famous and infamous local characters.

Participate in a variety of guided tours of NOLA through Haunted History Tours, known for guided Ghost, Voodoo, Vampire, Cemetery and Garden District tours.  These tours have been featured on networks such as A&E, The History Channel, and The Travel Channel.  Still not sure if you want to participate in New Orleans’ ghostly times gone by?  Check out this YouTube video about Haunted History Tours.

After a day of exploring the darker side of New Orleans, we know you will happily return to our 1896 O’Malley House for rest and relaxation.  We look forward to providing a sanctuary for your respite.