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12 Ways To Have The Witchiest Vacation Ever

Can you hear 'em knocking? Those spirits hiding in the corners of the French Quarter are waiting just for you to seek them out and be summoned. Find out where the essential ones sneak around right here before you follow your spirit, and Follow Your NOLA.

1. Attend the Witches' Ball

2. Shop at HEX

3. Make a Wish at the Tomb of Marie Laveau

For decades, visitors have been knocking on the wall of what's denoted as Marie Laveau's final resting in the St. Louis Cemetery, hoping their spiritual embrace with the mother of voodoo will make their wishes come true. While some believe a triple X marks the spot, tour guides maintain there is no disturbance Laveau would have liked less.

4. Gauge Your Juju at Voodoo Authentica

5. Pilgrimage to High Priestess Miriam

Spiritual advisor to The Night Tripper himself — Dr. John — Queen Miriam runs New Orleans' Voodoo Spiritual Temple, open only sporadically to embrace her legend as the nation's forerunning mystical maven.

6. Learn a Spell at Erzulie's

7. Have Historical Hocus Pocus at Esoterica

8. Summon the Coven by Staying at Buckner Mansion

Yes, you can actually grab a group and stay at the location of the Academy... if you dare.

9. Take in Madame LaLaurie's Interior Design

10. Have a Tarot Tea Party with Miss Catherina

Mystic Tea Leaves is an arm of a personally practicing psychic, where when you schedule your session, you can have your cards read in the company of an 800-piece tea set collection from which you'll take some sips!

11. Get a Round with the Ghosts of Cafe Lafitte in Exile

A staple with historical and celebratory purpose, the oldest gay bar in the country has been said to be haunted by Tennessee Williams, Huey P. Long, and most famously, Truman Capote — who possesses the stairwell leading to the establishment's second floor.

12. Mosy into Louis and Lestat's Model Home

The Gallier House — a museum nestled on Royal Street in the French Quarter — is a southern capital retrospective for turn-of-the-century architecture. But more importantly, it's said to be the model inspiration for where Anne Rice's infamous pair of vampires dwelled in Interview with the Vampire.