Trace the Steps of 'American Horror Story' in New Orleans
By now, your Halloween costume should be packed away for another year. If you don't want to let go of the spooky holiday just yet, however, the hot television show American Horror Story - Coven is just gearing up for another adventure of the supernatural kind. This time all of the witchcraft action is set in one of America's eeriest cities, New Orleans.
While some of the buildings are re-purposed as sets of the show, a few actually have stories behind them. For example, Madame Lalaurie's House of Horrors is actually known as the Lalaurie Mansion, named after its original owner with a similarly sordid history. Thus, the tour company Roadtrippers has put together a self-guided tour for American Horror Story fans heading for Nola. The AHS tour is fully mapped out with details of each stop already pinned. If you're not that creative to workout your own roadtrip, you can browse the list of recommendations.
This isn't your run-of-the-mill Garden District walking tour, but it does hike fans of the show past some of the more famous landmarks in town. Although the tromp starts in the Garden District, the majority of the locations are concentrated near the French Quarter, so there are plenty of options for seeing other sights and stopping for some gumbo or a cocktail. It is recommended to drive the 19-mile tour, but it might be a bit more fun to spread it out over a few days.
[Photos: American Horror Story Facebook, Roadtrippers]