Dark is the perfect time to explore the city’s most macabre destinations, and this 2-hour bus tour will ferry you seamlessly from place to place. You will travel down the same roads that civil war soldiers, notorious politicians, and serial killers once walked, while enjoying colorful historical and ghost stories. Your adventure includes an exclusive nighttime walking tour of three haunted sites, where we will we will set up and use actual paranormal investigation equipment in an attempt to "make contact" with unseen spirits.
We will explore haunted Baton Rouge by going to Baton Rouge's most macabre destinations. This 2-hour bus tour will ferry you seamlessly from place to place. You'll enjoy plenty of fascinating episodes from Baton Rouge’s history, as well as your fair share of ghost stories. Closer to the end of the tour, we will set up and use actual paranormal investigation equipment in an attempt to "make contact" with unseen spirits at these three sites during our walking tour.
Since a portion of the tour is outdoor, please dress appropriately (no heels, tight clothing, shorts in winter, etc.) for both the weather and for walking. Having a good digital camera or any camera with "night vision" might be helpful to the "amateur paranormal investigator," who may join us on the tour.
Recommended for those over age 18. However, guests of all ages are welcomed. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, legal guardian or parent. Parental discretion is advised for those under age 12. All fitness levels are welcomed. There is a moderate amount of slow-paced walking on flat, paved surfaces.
If you are an out of town guest staying at a hotel: Contact us for a free hotel pick-up with the number listed in your confirmation email. The "delivery address for equipment" is your hotel name and address. Please indicate this at checkout or please call and leave a message with your phone number, if no one answers to schedule your hotel pickup. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM PRIVATE RESIDENCES OR MANY AIR B&Bs DUE TO SAFETY REASONS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. General Public: Please meet near the Public Parking Lot (it will cost guests $7 if they choose to park there) at 300-399 Lafayette Street. This is the lot that is at the corner of Florida, Lafayette, and River Road (next to Poor Boy Lloyds and across the street from the extension to the Hilton Capitol Center). Look for the small white bus.
An open mind, a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, and a willingness to have fun during an entertaining tour.
Arrive no later than 15 minutes before scheduled tour/departure time.
Only bottle drinks with a cap are allowed. No fountain drinks, covered/uncovered coffee cups, open cups/glasses are allowed. No food, candy, gum, mints or other "snacks" are allowed for sanitation purposes and for the comfort of our other guests. No food or drink is allowed in the museum. Thank you for respecting this policy.
Unfortunately, we are not handicap accessible. Unfortunately, our buses are not handicap-lift equipped and for insurance reasons, our drivers are not able to offer assistance. * A printed tour is available for any hearing impaired guests who may join us on our tour. Strollers and walkers are not permitted, unless they can fit directly in front of you in your seat area only. Due to space limitations, and for the comfort of all of our guests, strollers are typically not permitted on the tours. Child-carrier backpacks, slings, and front-packs are allowed and highly recommended.
We typically operate rain or shine unless there is a safety issue- our guests safety comes first. No refunds will be issued unless Red Stick Adventures cancels the tour. Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of confirmed reservations day/time: Cancellations: In the event of potentially dangerous or extremely uncomfortable weather conditions, (such as steady or falling temperatures below 40 degrees ((due to the effects of long-term exposure)), hurricanes/tropical storms, lightning, etc. ) the tour may not operate and a refund will be issued for any prepaid tickets if the tour is cancelled by us. If a guest chooses to cancel, there is a 24-hour advance minimum notification requirement or there will be a forfeiture of fees and admission, if not cancelled by the guest within 24 hours of the tour start time.
Red Stick Adventures tours USUALLY operate RAIN OR SHINE, unless there is closure due to an extreme weather event (such as lightning/thunder, flash flooding, tornadoes, torrential storms, tropical storms, hurricanes, or in the extreme rare event- snow) or closures of most of our accessible areas due to circumstances beyond our control (such as parades, or festivals) or ACTS of NATURE/GOD. On rainy days, that we can operate, we suggest wearing water-resistant shoes, bringing an extra pair of socks, wearing a poncho or raincoat, and/or carrying an umbrella. We MAY NOT use the ghost hunting equipment during bad weather, due to our desire to retain the integrity of our equipment
Tour guide was very knowledgeable about history of places in Baton Rouge. Enjoyed the bus ride by not having to walk from place to place.
I’m a native of Baton Rouge and still learned lots of history I didn’t know. Very much enjoyed the tour. Susan was a great guide.
Lots of fun - tour guide was fantastic, entertaining, and engaging. Highly recommend!
Tour guide was very informative. We did expect to tour more places but guess you can’t due to the time frame. Also would suggest not doing it on a big game day weekend. All in all, we enjoyed it and would recommend it.
We learned so much and had a great time doing it!