Two of New Orleans' most horrendous serial killers are so notorious, their stories have appeared in books, movies and television, including serving as characters in the recent "American Horror Story: The Coven."
Madame LaLaurie, a wealthy socialite, used her mansion during the early 1800s to torture slaves — uncovered only after a fire at the LaLaurie mansion, where seven slaves who had been chained, starved and tortured were found. Before this gruesome discovery in 1934, NOLA also housed a mysterious murderer known as the Axeman. This mythical serial killer used, yes, an ax to slay his victims, and was thought to be a jazz musician.
Join Ghost City for the Killers and Thrillers Tour, an adult-only nighttime tour of the French Quarter, where the murders took place. The tour also visits the home of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and shares stories of New Orleans' haunted past.
Death Toll: Multiple
Starting Point: Pirates' Alley, near Absinthe Bar
Length: 90 minutes