Haunted Places in Louisiana

Haunted History of the Andrew Jackson Hotel in New Orleans

The history of the site dates back to 1793 when an orphanage was built. During the days when disease was rampant, many children were left abandoned in the streets. To ‘clean’ up the streets, the Spanish colonial government commissioned the building of a boarding school at 919 Royal Street to house the orphans. However, the 1794 Great New Orleans Fire destroyed the school and over 200 buildings in the French Quarters. Five boys were rumored to have perished in the tragic fire after getting trapped in the building by a fallen structure.

Gallier House and American Horror Story: Coven

The Gallier Historic House rose to fame (once again) when it was discovered that the property was used for the exterior shots of Lalaurie Mansion in American Horror Story: Coven. AHS Coven is the third season of the popular anthology television series American Horror Story and revolves around the fictitious story of a coven of witches who escaped the Salem witch trials to a special witch training school in New Orleans. The series also featured Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a real-life New Orleans-based socialite in the early 19th century who was notoriously known for torturing her slaves.

Tales of the Sultan’s Palace in New Orleans, Louisiana

The history of the infamous Sultan’s Palace dates back to 1836 when an opulent mansion was constructed on the corner of Dauphine Street and Orleans Street by a dentist named Joseph Coulon Gardette. Built in a Greek Revival architecture, the three-and-a-half-story building featured a half-basement along with a distinctive cast-iron balcony on the upper floors.

History of Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

The Lafitte’s Blacksmith shop is believed to be built in the 1720s by Nicolas Touze before the Spanish Colonial period (1762 – 1801), where the western basin of the Mississippi River and New Orleans was ruled by the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Due to the lack of documentation, little is known about the building and its use in the 18th and 19th century. That said, it is one of few historical structures that have survived the devastating Great New Orleans Fire in 1788 and 1794.

Is St Louis Cemetery Open to Public?

As of October 2021, only Saint Louis Cemetery No. 3 is opened to the public for access. Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 and No. 2 are closed off to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the numerous cases of vandalism that have occurred over the past years.