French Quarter Phantoms wins title of Best Ghost Tour in 2018

Winning New Orleans tour company offers historic and haunted experiences

Where there's history, there are often haunts. Ghost tours offer thrills and chills, but also a unique insight into the history of a destination and the famous people who've lived there (and maybe still do).

  • French Quarter Phantoms
    New Orleans

    These tours are not scripted, and there are no costumes necessary. The French Quarter Phantoms tour guides are educated storytellers who have studied history and more. Visitors can sign up for a true crime tour, ghost and vampire tour, a trip through the cemetery or an unusual perspective of the French Quarter.
    Photo courtesy of French Quarter Phantoms

  • Spooked in Seattle
    Seattle

    Spooked in Seattle tours are led in partnership with Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle Tacoma (AGHOST), the oldest paranormal investigation group in the Pacific Northwest. This gives visitors the opportunity to hear real ghost stories from the mouths of real ghost hunters.
    Photo courtesy of Spooked in Seattle

  • Bar Harbor Ghost Tours
    Bar Harbor, Maine

    You’ll recognize Bar Harbor Ghost Tours by their distinctive blue lantern. These nightly excursions give an overview of New England paranormal history from a Native American perspective. The tour includes exclusive nighttime access to the 1932 Criterion Theatre.
    Photo courtesy of Heather Anderson / Bar Harbor Ghost Tours

  • New Orleans Ghost Adventures
    New Orleans

    New Orleans Ghost Adventures offers over a dozen tours to some of the city’s real haunted locations. Choose between the classic Haunted Ghost Tour, the Voodoo & St. Louis Cemetery #1 Tour, a Haunted Pub Crawl or a Haunts & Swamps Tour.
    Photo courtesy of New Orleans Ghost Adventures

  • Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour
    Salem, Mass.

    Spellbound Tours has been offering their Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour for more than 15 years. Historically accurate and genuinely creepy, these tours are led by professional paranormal investigators who’ll tell stories and teach participants how to capture evidence of ghosts on their own cameras.
    Photo courtesy of Spellbound Tours

  • Boroughs of the Dead
    New York

    Locally owned and operated Boroughs of the Dead tours take visitors on walking journeys through neighborhoods like Manhattan, Queens and Roosevelt Island while uncovering the city’s strange, dark secrets.
    Photo courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

  • Nightly Spirits
    Washington, D.C.

    Nightly Spirits are known for their hunted pub crawls at cities around the United States. One of the best is in Washington, DC, where visitors tour some of the capital’s most historic and haunted spots, drinks in hand.
    Photo courtesy of Nightly Spirits

  • Colonial Ghosts
    Williamsburg, Va.

    During a nightly tour with Colonial Ghosts, visitors dive into the 300-year (often violent) history of Williamsburg to learn more about why this colonial town is so haunted. Those who’d like to learn more about the tools of ghost hunting can opt for a Ghost Hunt, offered several nights each week.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / THEPALMER

  • Blue Orb Tours
    Savannah, Ga.

    Blue Orb Tours in Savannah have a great reputation for quality. This company offers three different ghost tours to meet different needs. The most popular and original tour is The Uncensored Zombies Tour, which centers around Colonial ghost stories of the undead walking Savannah’s streets at night.
    Photo courtesy of Blue Orb Tours

  • Haunted Boston Ghost Tours
    Boston

    The Haunted Boston Ghost Tours share a side of Boston’s history visitors don’t often get to learn about, much less focus on after dark. They are the stories of Boston’s dark side: murderers, wars, deaths, a crazy nanny and a pyromaniac circus ringleader.
    Photo courtesy of Jarrod Staples / Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

The top 10 winners in the Best Ghost Tour category are as follows:

  1. French Quarter Phantoms - New Orleans
  2. Spooked in Seattle - Seattle
  3. Bar Harbor Ghost Tours - Bar Harbor, Maine
  4. New Orleans Ghost Adventures - New Orleans
  5. Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour - Salem, Mass.
  6. Boroughs of the Dead - New York
  7. Nightly Spirits - Washington, D.C.
  8. Colonial Ghosts - Williamsburg, Va.
  9. Blue Orb Tours - Savannah, Ga.
  10. Haunted Boston Ghost Tours - Boston

Congratulations to all these winning ghost tours!

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