If you are a fan of haunted homes then you may be familiar with The Myrtles Plantation. The Myrtles is an antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Recently my friend (and contributor) Michelle and her husband spent the night at one of America’s Most Haunted Home. If anyone knows about haunted houses it’s Michelle & Bobby. I was so excited to see what Michelle & Bobby thought about The Myrtles and if they would experiences any strange occurrences during their stay. Do you think they witness any unusual events that evening?
For those not familiar with The Myrtles, the plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The plantation is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground and offers historical and mystery tours year around. But it is also a bed and breakfast. Rightfully so, October generally sells out quick due to it’s rumored history. I am so tempted to book a room on Halloween night!
The bed & breakfast offers accommodations on the first floor of the home, on the main home and on the property grounds in various cottages. The carriage house offers guest dining options during their visit to the plantation. Don’t worry, ghosts rarely frequent the restaurant which is good to know.
The Myrtles is known to have at least 12 ghosts that resides on the property. Although the home has changed hands many times since being built in 1796, many deaths have occurred in the home as well as 10 murders. According to Wikipedia, only one murder is indicate by historical records. The murder of William Winter and his story is a very popular (or popular ghost) at the plantation. He was an attorney who lived in the plantation from 1865 until 1871. After being shot by a stranger, he staggered inside the house and died trying to climb the stairs. He died on the 17th step of the stairs. Even today, visitors as well as employees in the hotel, still hear his dying footsteps.
Did you see the picture above? You can clearly see a male figure walking past the house. Michelle and Bobby took many pictures especially in the evening time. Every time they heard noises outside (which they heard many noises) they began to take multiple pictures not knowing what they might catch on their camera. Can you see what they spotted?
What a great picture!!
The Myrtles has been featured in New York Times, Forbes, Gourmet, Veranda, Travel and Leisure, Country Inns, Colonial Homes, Delta SKY and on the Oprah Show, A & E, the History Channel, The Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, National Geographic Explorer, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA. It was also featured in The Haunting of Louisiana.
Historical tours are conducted daily from 9am – 5pm and mystery tours are conducted on Friday and Saturday evenings. All bed and breakfast reservations include a complimentary tour of this National History Register home filled with antique hand painted stained glass, open pierced plaster frieze work, Baccarat crystal chandeliers and gold leafed French antique furnishings.
Also nearby in St. Francisville, Louisiana is Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. Rosedown Plantation has 13 historic buildings and 371 remaining acres which are preserved by the Office of State Parks. The main house was built in 1834 and offers walking tours daily for $10 per adult. Rosedown is an important part of Louisiana’s rich history. Over 3,455 acres made up Rosedown Plantation at one point much of which was planted in cotton.
Would you tour a haunted mansion or plantation in your area?