Haunted Places in Chalmette, Louisiana



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    Chalmette Battlefield

    Chalmette, Louisiana

    The decisive battle in the War of 1812 was fought here, an unnecessary battle in the minds of some, as the war was essentially over. The lives lost were essentially wasted. Do soldiers who died still haunt this ground?


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    Jackson Barracks

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    2.9 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The ghost in residence is said to be 1st Sgt. Henry Brunig, who killed himself here in 1937. Reports said that Brunig assisted with the care of the horses, and he had pronounced 21 horses too old unfit for work, so they were shot to death. The next day, Brunig's ...


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    The Lookout Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    4.3 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The appropriately named hotel used to be an actual lookout along the Mississippi River. Some say parties can be heard going on in unoccupied rooms, and cold spots and unexplained noises have been noted by guests. There is also a bathtub that fills itself, reported to be linked to a ...


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    Bacchanal

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    4.3 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Reports say that this old bar houses many spirits, and not just the drinking kind. Witnesses say that inside, the presence of those who are no longer with us can be felt.


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    The Jungle Rock Hut - Boomers Down the Hatch

    Gretna, Louisiana

    5.3 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Banging noises, tools being moved, ghostly voices and other ghostly activities are reported to occur here.


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    Madame Mineurcanal's House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.5 miles from Chalmette, LA

    According to the scary tales told about this place, Madame Mineurcanal, a former owner, hanged herself from an overhead beam on the third floor after killing her beloved dog. Her apparition has been seen here with her little white dog. Cold spots, moaning sounds and a dog's barking also have ...


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    St. Roch Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.8 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This cemetery, which honors Saint Roch, patron saint of dogs and invalids, is said to be haunted by a large black ghost dog. According to reports, the dog has shown up both on photographs and videotape. Guided cemetery tours are available.


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    Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.8 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Built at the orders of Andrew Jackson, the mint began operation in 1838. During the Civil War, it was used to print Confederate currency and even served a short time as a military barracks. Money was printed here until the early 1900s. Perhaps the ghost who resides on the second ...


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    Lanaux Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This 1876 bed-and-breakfast inn boasts the ghost of original owner Charles Johnson. His apparition has been seen walking through the house, all dressed in black.


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    Lamothe Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A ghostly woman in red is apparently sighted frequently as well as the sounds of ghostly children at play.


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    Le Richelieu Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Reported to have been built on the site of an old execution site for the Spanish army, it is claimed that the soldiers who died on the spot continue to haunt the hotel to this day.


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    Old Ursuline Convent

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This old convent and its "Casket Girls" star in a local vampire legend. Back in the 1700s, girls were sent here from French convents to find suitable men to marry. They carried coffin-shaped chests, which presumably held their belongings. When the local citizens disrespected the girls, forcing them into prostitution ...


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    Hotel Provincial

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of numerous soldiers who died here during the Civil War when the hotel was used as a hospital. Numerous reports of full-body apparitions as well as some people reporting that when they step out of the elevator in building 5, for ...


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    Beauregard-Keyes House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This is one of those places that everyone has the same haunted story to tell: The crazy chess champion Paul Munni who lived there and ran through the streets of New Orleans with an axe. A GREAT story. Except it's wrong in every detail from the name of ...


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    La Maison Marigny Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    At this bed-and-breakfast, you may share your lodgings with something kindly, but supernatural. Witnesses say an apparition appears at the top of the stairs, guests sometimes feel a kiss on their cheek as they go to sleep (or even get a pat on the rear), and the smell of frying ...


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    Hotel Villa Convento

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The sound of a ghostly child's laughter has been heard in the halls here, even though children are not allowed, and a mysterious madame may knock on the guest room doors, said to be a remnant from when the hotel was allegedly a brothel.


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    Lalaurie House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A mansion in New Orleans that was once owned by the vicious Madame Lalaurie. Neighbors reported that slave turnover at her house was unusually high and one neighbor reported a young slave girl who leapt to her death rather than face the punishment Madame Lalaurie had in store for her. ...


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    Dauphine House Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A paranormal investigator owns this 1900s bed-and-breakfast that is reportedly haunted by many spirits. They have been known to open and close the doors.


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    Flanagan's Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The ghost of a woman who committed suicide on the premises is said to haunt the pub.


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    The Morgue Bar

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Although this bar is no longer open, the building still remains and it is the building, not the bar specifically that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of those who died and were tended to in the former morgue.


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    The Sausage Man - Hans Muller House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A legendary ghost butcher stars in this unusual ghost story not unlike that of Sweeney Todd. The tale of a ghost who walked a sausage factory has been told for decades, and was printed in the 1930s "Gumbo Ya-Ya," a collection of Louisiana's oldest oral tales. The story begins with ...


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    Muriel's Jackson Square

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The many spirits said to reside at this restaurant make themselves known by knocking on the walls of the appropriately named Seance Lounge or manifesting as shadows or disembodied voices. The spirits are said to be harmless, and even fun. One ghost has a private table that's always reserved for ...


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    Madame John's Legacy

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This museum is said to have a ghost who may be Renato Beluche, a privateer from the early 19th century. His apparition has been seen, and witnesses have also heard voices and footsteps. This spot is also notable because part of the film "Interview with the Vampire" was shot here.


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    O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Although the bar never re-opened after Katrina the building still remains and it is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts.


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    The Presbytere

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The historical Presbytère building, designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, was erected on the site of the residence of the Capuchin monks, although it was never used as a monks' residence. The building is now part of the Louisiana State Museum. It is said to be haunted by the ...


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    Andrew Jackson Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A former children's home, it is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of those who died during the Yellow Fever epidemic that ravaged New Orleans.


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    Place d'Armes Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    At this hotel you may find the ghost of a small girl in old-fashioned clothes. She may ask if you have seen her grandmother before she vanishes. Also reported here have been the sounds of music, voices, and footsteps.


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    Thomas Poree House - Cafe Havana

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This spot was the location of many different places, including a French colonial home, another residence for Juan Laporte in 1789, a bakery on an added second floor in 1807, and, after that went belly-up, the residence of the Thomas Poree family in 1808. It was Cafe Havana, a cigar ...


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    St. Louis Cathedral

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Reportedly the ghost of a beloved priest who tended to the sick of New Orleans can still be seen walking out from the Cathedral. It is claimed that he walks down a side alley (which is named for him) and continues on his way, on his daily, eternal mission ...


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    Shalimar - 535 Wilkinson St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Originally a 1895 brewery, this building is reported to be empty at this time. In the 1990s it was an Indian restaurant, Shalimar Indian Cuisine. Witnesses claimed to have seen an apparition of a man in a turban with a sword, and objects like furniture and silverware were said to ...


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    Cornstalk Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This Victorian hotel building is rich with history. For one thing, it was the 1800s home of Judge Francois Xavier-Martin, who was the first Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the writer of the first history of Louisiana. It is also where Harriet Beecher Stowe became inspired to ...


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    The Cabildo

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The 1700s building, now a museum, was once the seat of the colonial Spanish government, and was the spot where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. It was used as army barracks during the Civil War, and later was the seat of the Lousiana Supreme Court. Many apparitions have been seen ...


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    French Market Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Among the eerie happenings reported here are red handprints that turn up on guests' beds, strange misty figures that float, and the metallic clanging and creaking sounds of a pulley system in the night. These instances have been reported as far back as 1832.


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    Pirate's Alley

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    A pedestrian alley lined with shops it is reported that in the early morning hours a ghost can be seen walking down the cobblestone path. Some say it is the ghost of a Capuchin monk, Pere Dagobert, who sings his way down the street.


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    Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Located in the French Quarter the area around this place is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts. Gentleman ghosts, manservant ghosts, even a ghost nun are all said to haunt the theater.


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    Haunting of the Octoroon Mistress

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    An Octoroon was someone that was 1/8 black, 7/8 white. The Octoroon in this story was named Julie, and she lived here in 1850. The beautiful Julie fell in love with a wealthy Frenchman, but he would not marry her because of her lower social status. When she wouldn't drop ...


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    626 Pirate's Alley

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    According to Jeff Dwyer in his book "Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans", ghost hunters standing in Pere Antoine Alley and looking at the third- and fourth-story windows of this red mansion have spied the ghost of a little girl in a white gown.


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    Keuffers Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The ghost of a young woman has been seen looking out the second-floor windows of the Keuffers Building.


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    Lafitte Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Room 21 is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young girl, possibly Marie Gleises, who died of yellow fever in the 1850s. She apparently appears to young children and speaks to them. Also, it is claimed that the sounds of a woman sobbing can be heard, reportedly ...


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    St. Anthony's Garden

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Local legend has it that this site was used as a dueling ground in the 18th century. Witnesses have noted cold spots and shadowy forms, and some reports mention that there may be unmarked graves on the grounds.


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    Faulkner House Books

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    At this French Quarter bookstore, renowned author William Faulkner is said to make appearances from beyond the grave. Folks have noticed the smell of his pipe when he is around, and the owner has stated that the ghost has been known to give an "inappropriate caress" to young female employees.


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    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Jean Lafitte himself is said to haunt this bar, once the famed privateer's actual blacksmith shop. The governor made every effort to shut down Lafitte's illegal smuggling business, perhaps because of the affair Lafitte was having with the governor's wife. When Lafitte moved his business to the high seas, pirate ...


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    Gumbo Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    The staff here have witnesses a ghostly lady in blue who has burn scars and brings with her the smell of smoke. She is thought to have perished in the Great Fire of 1794. Another odd happening here is that some unseen force likes to throw the spice jar in ...


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    Biscuit Palace

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    This guest house that dates from the early 19th century takes its unusual name from a Uneeda Biscuits sign painted on the outside wall. It is said to be home to a small female ghost who has been known to go through the clothing in guestroom drawers.


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    Bienville House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.1 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Reports say one of the many haunts here likes to stare at guests while they sleep, and another one can be seen walking in the halls, traveling right through the walls and doors.


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    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.2 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Built in 1823, this historic pharmacy is haunted by a former owner Dr. Dupas, a man who is reported to have conducted horrific medical experiments on pregnant slaves. He also is rumored to have practiced voodoo. Dupas passed away from syphilis in 1867, but his apparition has been seen after ...


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    Maxwell's Jazz Cabaret

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.2 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Once a speakeasy during the prohibition, hidden behind a veterinary office, this nightspot is home to the ghosts of a gangster, a lady in white, and a musician who is believed to have died on the premises.


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    Kerry Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.2 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Witnesses at this bar have reported eerie sounds and feelings, disembodied footsteps, unexplained voices and whispers, cold spots, and doors opening and closing by themselves Folks here have said they feel like they're being watched by an unseen presence.


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    LaBranche Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.2 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Local legend has it that there are two ghosts here. Wealthy sugar planter Mr. LaBranche was said to have had a secret mistress named Melissa, and after his death, his widow, Mrs. LaBranche, found out. After inviting her over for tea, Mrs. LaBranche drugged Melissa and chained her up on ...


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    Napoleon House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.2 miles from Chalmette, LA

    Mayor Nicholas Girod had the Napoleon House built; it was finished in 1815, and was meant to be a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, however, never lived here. Now a restaurant, bar and reception hall, the building is said to be haunted by spirits who have been reported to blink ...


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