Explore the haunts of the ‘exceptional young ladies’ (aka witches) from Miss Robichaux’s Academy on this 2.5-hour walking tour of American Horror Story: Coven.
Gathering at the rear of the Old Louisiana Court of Appeal, you will meet your enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. Please make sure you bring a camera as you will want to capture memories of the many amazing things you will learn about the historic sites and people which are incorporated into the American Horror Story (the Coven series) TV show. You will see where they lived and where they socialized and visit the locations where significant events happened, both in the show and in real life.
Upon commencing the tour, the guide will provide some really interesting facts about how American Horror Story cleverly integrated local legends about witches, voodoo and events such as the burning of the LaLaurie mansion, into the storyline. The guide will explain to you which characters in the show (eg Marie Laveau, Madame LaLaurie and Danny Huston the Axeman of New Orleans) were real historical figures.
The first stop after this gruesome introduction will be the site where Madame LaLaurie’s body was exhumed by Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) and her strong henchmen. Then its off to the location where Fiona and the other young witches, dressed in black to do the powerful and chilling witches walk. Your guide will explain various scenes from the show and you will visit some magnificent locations, where many interior scenes were filmed. (The tour does not enter any buildings. You can visit the sites after the tour.)
Leaving the street location you’ll head into the St Louis Cemetery #1 where you will visit three significant tombs. Firstly, you will see the tomb of voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau (who is said to still haunt the French Quarter). It is reputed to be the second most visited tomb in the US. Next you’ll visit movie actor, Nick Cage’s pyramid tomb and learn why he chose New Orleans for his resting place. The last stop in the cemetery is the tomb of Madame LaLaurie, the infamous sadistic slave torturer who was run out of the city by enraged local citizens. Despite her infamy, you’ll learn how she came to be buried in this cemetery, after being forced into exile at the time her crimes were uncovered.
Leaving the cemetery, the next destination is Congo Square, and you’ll learn about its significance to the voodoo rituals famously performed in real life and in American Horror Story. You will then visit the site of Marie Laveau former home before heading to the area where two of New Orleans most popular Voodoo shops that sell authentic voodoo items is located. Voodoo is a real religion and you will learn of its history coming from Africa and Haiti to New Orleans. Voodoo and zombies are closely linked and you will learn more about this.
Your next stop is the townhouse where the exterior scenes for American Horror Story were filmed, which is also the location for the torture chamber scenes. The tour ends at the LaLaurie Mansion and you will learn of its dreadful history and terrible legacy and separate truth from movie magic in regards to the house fire depicted in the show.
This tour is not sponsored, affiliated or associated with the series, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation or FX. This is an independent, unofficial tour of public locations. This tour is not sponsored, affiliated, associated nor connected with, licensed or endorsed by, these shows or authors in any way, and does not include access to any official locations.