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Pub Crawl

Creole PubCrawl through New Orleans – 2014

Looking for a new way to explore the delightful food and drinks available in New Orleans?  Check out the New Orleans PubCrawl!  For visitors to 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast, may we recommend the Historic Sightseeing Crawl?

This crawl takes you to three stops at local bars and restaurants, and treats you to signature cocktails.  You’ll learn the stories of New Orleans’ past and explore historic sites, giving you more knowledge and appreciation about the Crescent City.  Cost for the Historic Sightseeing Crawl is 49.95 and includes 3 classic cocktails, gratuity, and several other amenities.  You’ll stop at Ernst Cafe, Lucy’s NOLA (which we’ve told you a little bit about in a blog a couple of months ago), The Rusty Nail and Desi Vegas and historic locations in the Arts & Warehouse District.

Looking for a different type of crawl?  Foodies will love the Culinary Crawl, build relationships with the Team Building Crawl, or celebrate big with the Celebratory Crawl.  If you have  larger crowd, you can rent the Big Easy Bikes, available for 12 passengers for a variety of journeys, at $300 per hour.

There are a variety of reasons to PubCrawl, and we know that during your stay with us you’ll enjoy one of the many provided by Creole PubCrawl.  For more information check their website, or call them at (504) 812-8226.

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The Haunted Mortuary of New Orleans: Halloween 2013

Words: Haunted Mortuary with picture of dark building, brown background

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?