The Myrtles Plantation, Saint Francisville

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The Myrtles Plantation is a historic home and former antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States. Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, it is touted as "one of America's most haunted homes."
ArchitectureSited on a hill, the eastward facing frame house, with a clapboard exterior, is built in the Creole cottage-style that characterized many Louisiana plantation houses in the 19th-century. The original house was built in 1796 and featured six bays and three dormers on the roof. In the mid-1850s, the one-and-a-half-story house was extended south, almost doubling its size, and increased to nine bays including a new double door entrance. The entry doors are surrounded with a transom and sidelights, showcasing original hand-painted stained glass, etched and patterned after the French cross to allegedly ward off evil. The main feature of the Myrtles is the 125-foot long veranda that extends the entire length of the façade, and wraps around the southern end of the house. The ornamental cast-iron railing, with an elaborate grape-cluster design, supports a broad Doric entablature, and on the gabled roof, with six brick chimneys, are two large double paned, pedimented dormers with Doric style pilasters, interspersed with three single paned dormers. When the original roof of the house was extended to encompass the new addition, the existing dormers were copied to maintain a smooth line. The west facing rear façade features a central, open loggia that is enclosed on three sides by the house, and on the roof are five pedimented dormers identical to the front.
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  • We had an amazing time at the Myrtles. The tour guide was great and was very well educated, personable and great sense of humor. My two tweenagers went on the tour and enjoyed it so much as it is...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I decided to stay here for my 33rd birthday. I purposely booked a room in the garden rooms because I was a little hesitant to stay in the main house in case my chances of being...  more »
  • Myrtles Plantation is a beautiful place. Touring the Plantation was exciting, hearing the stories of what really happened to Chloe. Was lucky enough to catch some pretty amazing photos and voices on recordings. Touring the grounds at night were even more exciting. The food was delicious, staff was absolutely amazing, very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be returning to visit this gorgeous Plantation and staying the night again!
  • The lady that checked us in was great gave us good pointers. We ate in the restaurant for lunch which was good very good. We went on the 8:00 tour that night our guide was fantastic. We stayed in the willow cabin. That was very nice . We had hair dryer shampoo body wash it was great . The Kant’s were bad that night but that wasn’t there fault. My granddaughter wanted to do this for her birthday and we couldn’t have had a better time . We even had visitor during the night a great experience.

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