If you have seen American Horror Story: Coven (AHS), you may be familiar with the dark tale of Madame LaLaurie and her infamous chamber of tortures. You may also remember Marie Laveau, the queen of voodoo. If you are heading to New Orleans, you can find the real-life locations that inspired AHS. You’ll also find a selection of other darkly curious attractions.
The LaLaurie Mansion is an impressive piece of architecture and a piece of ghostly history. Madame LaLaurie gained a reputation for horribly mistreating her slaves. Stories of what happened in the mansion have been exaggerated in horror movies, but you can visit for yourself and see if it sends your ghosty senses tingling.
When Hurricane Katrina hit, the popular tourist attraction Jazzland became frozen in time as an apocalyptic site teeming with decapitated clowns and abandoned rides. You can no longer enter the park, but it is a great place to get some mysterious creepy pictures.
Museum of Death
As you might expect, the Museum of Death is not for the faint of heart. You will find works of art painted by serial killers and many death-themed oddities.
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
New Orleans has a reputation for its association with the supernatural. You can learn about the unique history of Louisiana voodoo at this curious museum.
Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo
For more voodoo intrigue, head to Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo. The attraction is a museum where you can learn about the queen of voodoo and her dark past. You can also find a gift shop filled with unique books and unusual items.