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Death Riding on a Red Fish; 1974; woodblock on paper mounted on canvas by Ben Smith, printmaker; The Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Eugene C. Daymude, 2010.0187

Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History

533 Royal Street

Tours are available this week Tuesday–Thursday, October 29–31, 2019, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In medieval allegory, “la danse macabre,” or the dance of death, is a ritualized march to the grave—a sober reminder of life's finality cloaked in wicked mirth. In a similar spirit, THNOC's “Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History,” will lead visitors through darker aspects of New Orleans lore. More…

Groups of five or more should contact Lori Boyer, (504) 598-7145;

$5 per person; free for THNOC members | Tickets are refundable up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. 
To receive your member discount, sign in by clicking the "Login" button in the upper left-hand corner, then add the tickets to your cart. If you are having difficulty, call (504) 598-7146 or email

Event details


Thursday, October 31, 2019


Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History

Tickets are available 30 days in advance. Please choose another date or come back later.