St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation

St. Francisville is a town in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. Pictured is a view of the Myrtles Plantation courtesy of Bogdan Oporowski. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation is located 26 miles north of Baton Rouge and 98 miles northwest New Orleans in St. Francisville. Built around 1796, it is full of “antebellum splendour”, and famed for its mystic and riveting history. Indeed, they themselves make the bold claim for being one of the most haunted homes in America, with around 12 ghosts.

It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical mystery and ghost tours. The ghosts are said to include a number of female apparitions (a naked Indian girl in the grounds, a woman in a green turban, a servant carrying a candle in the house), an apparition that plays the baby piano, a male caretaker at the Plantation gates, and a portrait that changes its expressions and cries!

Other phenomena include the smell of cigar smoke, the sounds of footsteps and names being called, levitating beds, and sudden blasts of cold air.

Two interesting "ghost" photographs have been obtained at the Myrtles Plantation. The first, taken in 1992, claims to show a slave girl standing between two of the buildings on the plantation. A second photo, which some believe show a young girl dressed in antebellum clothing peering out of a window. Some investigators claim to have obtained EVP recordings here.

Pictured left is the Myrtles Plantation courtesy of Bnet504.

7747 U.S. Highway 61, P.O. Box 1100, St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775, USA.

For further information, please read The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America's Most Haunted House by Frances Kermeen.

For further information, please read America's 100 Most Haunted Locations by David Pietras.

For further information, please read America's Most Haunted Hotels by Jamie Davis Whitmer.

For further information, please read A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations by Cheryl H. White, PhD, and W. Ryan Smith, MA.