About this Experience

This tour is not for the faint of heart, and our guides will give you all the sticky details about these horrifying murders. Because of that, we recommend that you leave your little ones at home for this tour or consider taking them on our Spooky Family Ghost Tour which is great for all ages! We love true crime but we don’t love scaring the little ones!

However, if you’ve got a teen who loves true crime, this is the tour for them! Our Sinister Criminal Intentions tour is perfect for teens 16 and older. Bring them along! They’ll be able to bring all of the tempting tales they learned on this tour back home and earn some serious street cred.

Why Take a True Crime Tour of New Orleans? When you tour with Unique NOLA, you’ll get tons of interesting history of New Orleans’ past. We tell stories from as early as the 1700s to as recent as a few years ago! If you’re a true crime fanatic this is the tour for you. The history of Madam LaLaurie and the origins of organized crime are just a few of the thrilling tales we tell on this tour.

There are many different ways to view the city of New Orleans. Some people go down to Bourbon Street, others to Frenchman, and some just like to hop on the streetcar and see where the city takes them. None of these options are bad; however, if you’re looking for a great tour of the city and getting some fun information about murder, some tid bits about the French Quarter’s architecture, and some New Orleans history, you won’t want to miss Unique NOLA’s Sinister Criminal Intentions Tour.

What Do You Need to Prepare for a True Crime Tour New Orleans? All you need to bring to our true crime tour New Orleans is yourself! All of our tours are walking tours so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Additionally, when in New Orleans, you can never predict the weather. All of our tours go on rain or shine, check the weather before booking your tour and come prepared with an umbrella or poncho, and don’t forget your rain boots! If you’re touring in the summer, we do offer complimentary fans for the hot and sticky New Orleans weather. We recommend that everyone bring a bottle of water as well because our weather is as brutal as our murders.

The Rise of True Crime When did the nation start to get such a deep interest in true crime? Lately, it seems everyone loves a good story about murder. The truth is, people have always loved hearing stories about murder. That’s why popular serial killers like Jack the Ripper and Ted Bundy’s stories keep getting told again and again. Pop culture has of course fed into people’s need to hear about murder 24/7 with the rise of true crime podcasts and mini-series on streaming services.

We, as people, are fascinated with evil. We want to know how and why someone could do such terrible things. It’s like a trainwreck that you can’t look away from. With the pretty much constant 24/7 news cycle, it is now easier than ever to consume true crime information. It’s really an adrenaline rush and a never-ending ‘who done it” that you get to experience every day if you want to. But a true crime tour is a bit more interesting than watching the nightly news, and a little less anxiety inducing. The tales are more thrilling and the endings more satisfying. You get to learn the city’s history and be engaged with one of our amazing guides who are all skilled storytellers.

At the end of the day, people love a great story and true crime offers that in spades. If you’re looking to hear the tantalizing tales of New Orleans you need Unique NOLA’s true crime tour. If you’re ready to take the plunge on your true crime tour New Orleans style, get your tickets and learn what you need to do to prepare!

815 Toulouse St., New Orleans, LA 70112 Meet in front of the Unique NOLA Tours shop