New Orleans museum Halloween tour highlights the macabre

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk about spooky: a Halloween-themed tour of New Orleans’ grisly history opens next week and it’s not for the squeamish.

There’s a photograph of a shrine bedecked with plaster body parts, a picture of a woman who tortured slaves, even the cover of a ragtime composition — “The Mysterious Axman’s Jazz” — all stops on the guided tour at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

The $5 Halloween-week special runs Tuesday through Sunday, including Halloween.

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