New Orleans March 08, 2017
We Checked Out The 11 Most Terrifying Places In New Orleans And They’re Horrifying
If you want to explore the most scary places in New Orleans, here is an incredible list. New Orleans has always been a major haunted spot and that means that we have some of the most creepy spots anywhere in the country. Here are the absolute most terrifying.
1) Hermann-Grima House, 820 St. Louis Street
This historic home has been on many haunted lists for years. It is a gem of the French Quarter that is lovingly maintainted and a popular wedding spot. But it is also said to be haunted by the ghost of the woman who lived here, Mrs. Anne Grima.
2) Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave.
This beautiful hotel is a landmark of St. Charles Ave. And it is the home of some great happy hours. But it is also known to be the spot of paranormal happenings.
3) The Dueling Oaks
Check out this legendary spot in City Park right near the New Orleans Museum of Art. The road is right along the museum and leads to these historic oak trees. But they are well known to be haunted. This is a place where people would meet late at night and settle their disagreements by duel. The practice was outlawed in 1890, but not after so many individuals had lost their lives here.
4) LaLaurie Mansion, 1140 Royal St.
You can't take a ghost tour in New Orleans without hearing this fateful story. Legend has it that many individuals met their deaths here because of the evil keeper of the house, Madame LaLaurie. She was known to torture her slaves, which was revealed after a devastating house fire.
5) Pirates Alley, off of Jackson Square
You’ll find this little alley right next to Jackson Square. It’s been known to be haunted for many years, first as a place where the pirate Jean Lafitte hung out and did his deals, and then as a place where many traders hung out to catch the parishioners after leaving St. Louis Cathedral.
6) Muriel’s, 801 Chartres St.
This restaurant is nestled right next to the Louisiana State Museum, making it one of the most iconic in the quarter. It's no surprise then that it is also home to many ghost tales. In fact, there is a special room called the seance room where the ghosts of the former owners of the building are often spotted.
7) Jimani, 141 Chartres St.
A gruesome and horrific tragedy took place in this building against New Orleans' gay community, when it was called the Upstairs Lounge. The arson attack killed many bar attendees, and many maintain that it is still haunted. It's said to be especially active around the anniversary of the tragedy.
8) Charity Hospital, 1544 Tulane Ave.
Ever since Katrina, this building has been abandoned, but it was known to be haunted well before that. So many people over the years have passed in this building, there are spirits on almost every floor. And after the tragedies that occurred here after Katrina, the hallways are still known to be haunted.
9) Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, 941 Bourbon St.
This historic shop is one of the longest standing bars in the city. So it is no surprise that there are many spirits well known to hang around this area. Try hanging out here after dark--you will definitely be spooked.
10) St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, 425 Basin St.
While cemeteries around the country are known to be creepy, this one really takes the cake. The tombs are above the ground and include many spooky historical figures from New Orleans past. I wouldn't venture here on my own!
11) Sultan's Mansion or the Gardette, 716 Dauphine St.
Here's another haunted spot in the quarter you don't want to miss. It's a beautiful mansion that was once said to be occupied by a member of the Ottoman empire. But legend has it that he met his untimely death there...in fact that there was so much bloodshed that it was dripping out of the house and into the street.
How many of these spots are on your list? Do you have a place that you think is creepy? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear your comments and feedback.