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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."You can plan Saint Francisville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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.
The Myrtles Plantation reviews
The accommodations were exceptional as they were updated, new, clean on nicely landscaped and maintained grounds, on historic property. The price included admission for two for a 45 minute guided...
The accommodations were exceptional as they were updated, new, clean on nicely landscaped and maintained grounds, on historic property. The price included admission for two for a 45 minute guided... more »
We stayed in the Coco House (group of 5) the house was charming and quaint! Absolutely recommend. We did the evening mystery tour and it was interesting to hear about the mystery and history of the...
We stayed in the Coco House (group of 5) the house was charming and quaint! Absolutely recommend. We did the evening mystery tour and it was interesting to hear about the mystery and history of the... more »
Advertised as the most haunted estate in Louisiana. We were not disappointed. Tickets for the guided tour are a must. We enjoyed hearing stories and walking through the spaces seeing how they were decorated. The guide also told us several stories about prior residents and connected some of these people to ghosts who still haunt the estate. In the general store, you can see photos on display showing more evidence of other worldly shades and shadows. Ample parking and gardens to walk through with lots of shade. Good way to spend time while you wait for your tour. While we visited, other guests were arriving to checking in to the bed and breakfast.
Recently took a family vacation to La. We stayed at the Myrtles one night. The customer service is great, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The tour guides are pretty good. And they all have their own personal stories that add to the tour. The beds are surprisingly comfortable. I expected the vintage furniture to be less so, I was wrong. Wether the place is haunted or not is debatable but we really enjoyed the experience. We may make this a yearly destination.
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