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Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner at Haunted New Orleans’ Myrtle Plantation… Would you, really?

28 Jul

The Myrtles Plantation is a historic home and former antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, LouisianaUnited States. Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, it is touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes.”

The plantation house is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours. Touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes”, the plantation is supposedly the home of at least 12 ghosts.[12] It is often reported that 10 murders occurred in the house,[12] but historical records only indicate the murder of William Winter.[6]William Drew Winter is also a very popular character in the plantation. He was an attorney who lived in the plantation from 1865 until 1871. He was shot by a stranger. After being shot, he staggered inside the house and died trying to climb the stairs. He died on the 17th step of the stairs. Until today, visitors, as well as employees in the hotel, still hear his dying footsteps.[13]

In 2002, Unsolved Mysteries filmed a segment about the alleged hauntings at the plantation. According to host Robert Stack, the production crew experienced technical difficulties during the production of the segment. The Myrtles was also featured on a 2005 episode of Ghost Hunters.[14][15] The TV series Ghost Adventures also filmed an episode there.

GroundsEdit

The current plantation landscape is centered on a large pond that features a small island centered with a gazebo accessed by a bridge. To the rear of the main house is the oldest structure on the grounds. Now known as the General’s Store, this was where General Bradford lived while the main house was being built. Currently it is used as the gift shop, laundry facilities, plantation offices and guest breakfast spot.[4] To the south is another structure that houses a restaurant. The two ancillary buildings are connected to the main house by a 5,000 square feet (460 m2) old brick courtyard. Scattered elsewhere on the grounds are modern wooden cottages available to guests.

Would you venture an overnight at this frightful haunted plantation, for a delightful Cajun breakfast or delicious Sunday brunch? Maybe you can be taken simply for a slice of the plantation’s yummy cheesecake.

 

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6 responses to “Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner at Haunted New Orleans’ Myrtle Plantation… Would you, really?

  1. America On Coffee

    July 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    You are a brave one !!!

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  2. sonofabeach96

    July 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    It’s interesting. There’s a place near me here, called Waverly Hills Sanitarium. It’s an old TB hospital from the early 1900’s. you can do short night tours, or an all-night tour that offers access to more spots. It’s crazy too. We’ve done both. I’m kinda fascinated by the paranormal, and there and The Myrtles are two icons. I love hanging out at Lafitte’s when we’re in NOLA too. St. Louis Cemetery is cool place as well. 😃

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  3. America On Coffee

    July 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I am too intrigued by paranormal observations sticking more with the supernatural non-occult. i have done some touring myself. Interesting!

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  4. sonofabeach96

    July 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Yeah, I’m not into the occult, just the ghost thing, haunting, etc. I don’t mess with the dark stuff. I have a friend in NOLA that practices voodoo. Or Hoodoo as she calls it. I respect her beliefs and her craft. But I’m not tempting fate by taking part. Ouija boards are off limits too. 😃😃

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  5. America On Coffee

    July 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Sad😟😠😟😟 deceptive stuff!!!!!

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  6. sonofabeach96

    July 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    We actually spent the night there once. Creepy place. But beautiful. 😃

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