Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Delphine LaLaurie! American Horror Story in New Orleans.


Finally the truth as will ever best be known!

The research is exceptional and a great read. Learn the true story of Delphine and how her tale has grown like a neglected weed garden over decades and centuries into the modern day television show depicting the cruelest scenarios greater that the current lore espoused by the tour guides of the city.

What did happen? How did the story grow into today's macabre tale?

Come hear the story, the truth  and the many legends of Delphine on the Original 'Women of New Orleans History' tour.

'Mistress of the Haunted House' by Carolyn Morrow Long


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Women of New Orleans History






This is a historic walk of the powerful and infamous women of New Orleans past.

Baroness, a Voodoo Priestess, a Madame with the Key to the city, an accused Murderess and other women who helped shape the history of our city.

Learn about the Baroness Pontalba, her infamous shootout and her legacy to the city,
the true story of the maligned Delphine LaLaurie and the alleged tortures that have shadowed her legacy.

Hear the truth about New Orleans Voodoo Queen , Marie Laveau and the Voodoo
religion as well as tantalizing tales of Norma Wallace , the city's 'Last
Madame' , a no nonsense business women who ruled her world like no man ever
could.

The laws and customs were quite different under French rule and women had abilities and rights that their American counterparts did not have.
Owning property and businesses these women had a struggle unique unto the territory. The stories of these women are wonderful and amazing.

We have created this 'Women of New Orleans History' tour to highlight the unsung women that have been an integral part of our city's growth and identity.

The history of our New Orleans is full of these amazing and wonderful women.
Join us for a one of a kind tour of these women and more who helped shape
'Nouvelle Orleans'.

Private Tour 
Reservations required.

504 258 0760

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sassy & Brassy Women



Strange True Tours of New Orleans is proud to announce the latest addition to our roster.

The Women of New Orleans History Tours.
This is all about the sassy and brassy women who made their own way through the world, leaving behind stories and legacies that will never be forgotten.

Louisiana laws and codes were quite different giving Women rights of inheritance and property ownership not found in the United States of America at the time.

This created an environment second to none in the world at that time. The French and Spanish figured out a way to keep an Octoroon or Quadroon mistress in a custom known as Placage.
In the 1700s and early 1800s African females were property owners and had legal rights for their illegitimate children.

Come join us as we explore further the Women of New Orleans History.



Private Tour 
Reservations required.


504 258 0760

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Marie the Voodoo Priestess



Born in 1794 and Died June 15 1881,
Her tomb is the second most visited grave in the nation, yes an African Female!

The legends and myths about this woman knows no bounds yet most legends she perpetuated herself.
The ability to be in two places at once, did she find the secret to youth? Her powers to see and know all.
Marie was a clever business woman who utilized the voodoo religion to gain power and profit.

A story not to be missed, come learn about the Voodoo religion and Maries'  incredible life through Strange True Tours.



Private Tour 
Reservations required.


504 258 0760

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Madame Delphine Lalaurie, the True Story




The stories are legendary about the city's most famous murderess and the torture of her slaves. These tales are the beginnings of New Orleans most famous haunted house.

But, are the stories true? Was Delphine LaLaurie really the victim of gossip, jealousy and yellow journalism? Was she a serial killer or simply wronged by decades of lore and fantasy?

We are the only tour company in New Orleans that will reveal the secrets of her past and dispel the legends and myths that have haunted this woman for a century and a half.

Come learn the true story of Madame Delphine LaLaurie, the most maligned women of our city's history.


Private Tour 
Reservations required.


504 258 0760


Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Baroness Pontalba



The Baroness Pontalba , married off at the age of 16 to her first cousin, she became a very headstrong and independent woman.

A divorce from her husband and her father in law putting several bullets into her chest (where they remained) was more than enough to bring her back to New Orleans to begin building one of the greatest architectural legacies left to our city.

Come hear the incredible story of this woman as we gaze upon the legacy she left to us in Jackson Square.


Private Tour 
Reservations required.


504 258 0760

Women of New Orleans History



The Women of New Orleans have always played a major role in the growth  and shape of our city.
The backbone of our families, keeping the spirit alive and well, regardless of the obstacles thrown at them.

The history of our New Orleans is full of these amazing and wonderful women.
Join us for a one of a kind tour of these women and more who helped shape
'Nouvelle Orleans'.


Private Tour 
Reservations required.


504 258 0760