Haunted Places in Harvey, Louisiana



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    Payne House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Jefferson Davis, one-time President of the Confederate States of America, died (practically a recluse) in this house in December of 1889. A stone marking the event rests just outside the front gate. It is said that his elderly-looking ghost can be seen in the second-floor window.


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    Commander's Palace

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    It is said that Emile Commander himself lingers to maintain his famed 1880s Creole restaurant. He has been known to sip guests' drinks (or even drink them entirely) and turn lights on and off, and his footsteps have been heard as well. Executive chefs at this famous upscale eatery include ...


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    Brevard House - Anne Rice House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This 1850s Greek Revival home built by Albert Brevard is said to be haunted by Mr. Brevard himself, who shot himself on the front porch. It is said that he apparates there as a mist on moonless nights. But the house has another claim to fame: Renowned author Anne Rice ...


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    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This oft-filmed cemetery may look quite familiar to you -- it has been used as a setting for many TV shows and movies, and also by author Anne Rice, who even staged a mock funeral here as a promotion for her book "Memnoch the Devil." Rice played the part of ...


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    Morris-Israel House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Also called the House of the Voodoo Ritual, thi Morris-Israel House is an 1868 Victorian mansion that has quite a tale to tell. During a renovation, a small hidden room was discovered, and it contained human bones positioned in what is thought to be a voodoo ritual for keeping away ...


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    Castle Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    There are differing reports as to whether the Castle Inn is still open as a bed-and-breakfast or is now a privately owned home. The 1891 inn is said to be haunted by two ghosts. One is a carriage driver who long ago accidentally set a fire here, and perished in ...


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    Buckner Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    You can rent your very own haunted mansion in New Orleans for only $20,000 a month! And that's only $1 per square foot. This 20,000-square-foot, 1853 mansion is haunted by Miss Josephine, a dedicated slave who stayed on even after the Civil War ended. In fact, she was so devoted ...


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    The Columns Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This 1883 hotel is reportedly home to 3 entities: A well-dressed gentleman who acts as a sort of ghost host, a lady in white who has been seen floating in the ballroom and garden, and a little girl who haunts the area near the third-floor balcony.


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    The Jungle Rock Hut - Boomers Down the Hatch

    Gretna, Louisiana

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


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    Magnolia Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    If you have $3.2 million in your pocket, you could own your very own haunted mansion, circa 1858. This one is for sale, and is rumored to be the home of ghostly children who move your objects, a spectral maid, and a bearded ghost who frequents the first floor. The ...


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    St. Vincent's Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This guest house is actually a former orphanage built in the 1860s, so it is not surprising that the children who passed away from yellow fever during this time have been witnessed as playful spirits. The ghostly children run through the halls, and guests have heard them giggling within the ...


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    Avenue Plaza Resort

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Folks say that the ghostly Civil War POWs, the spirit piano player and the mysterious spectral lady who reside at the Ashley House next door may send some of their tricks in the direction of this resort. Lights flicker and the doors have been known to close by themselves.


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    The Pontchartrain

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Reported to be haunted by a variety of apparitions, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. Know more? Let us know via the comments section at the bottom of this page!


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    Adam Griffin House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    This private home is said to be occupied by a couple of soldier ghosts, Confederate deserters in stolen Union uniforms. In life, these men were caught and, to avoid punishment, committed suicide in the house by shooting each other. Their apparitions have been seen holding whiskey bottles and singing "John ...


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    Maison St. Charles

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    There are a few claims of paranormal activity at the Maison St. Charles (part of the Quality Inn and Suites chain). The staff have informed at least one traveler that room #126 is believed to be haunted, and one paranormal group claims to have captured several suspicious EVPs within ...


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    Devil's Mansion Site

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Although what stands on this site now is a hotel, it was once owned by the devil, according to popular legend. Folks say the elaborate mansion that once stood here suddenly appeared overnight, and made little sense in its architecture, with rooms that filled entire floors and staircases that went ...


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    Gallier Hall

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.1 miles from Harvey, LA

    The ghosts of Union soldiers and General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler have been seen on the hall's steps. Also, during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade, a fatal stabbing that occurred in 1972 has been known to replay very realistically, as it happened near the Gallier Hall.


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    Le Pavillon Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.2 miles from Harvey, LA

    The long history of haunts here includes Adda (also called Ava or Eva), a teary teenager who has been seen in the main entrance and lobby. She is said to have been killed by a runaway carriage, and her ghost walks up to guests and, before vanishing, says "Pardon me, ...


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    The Jimani

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.5 miles from Harvey, LA

    On June 24, 1973, someone set fire to the gay bar Jimani Lounge, killing 32 men. Sadly, some victims' bodies were never claimed, as family members were embarrassed. The case was never solved. Since then, folks at the bar now occupying the same space have seen apparitions of charred bodies ...


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    Crescent City Books - 204 Chartres

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.5 miles from Harvey, LA

    Before Crescent City Books moved to its new location, 230 Chartres St., it stood here. Folks say theh ghosts of children played on the building's second and third floors. Now this building is reported to be vacant.


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    Ryan's Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.5 miles from Harvey, LA

    The ghost of a confused African American man in workman's clothing is said to show up at Ryan's Irish Pub, near the back wall. He is thought to be a warehouseman that perished in the area's great fire.


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    Bienville House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, 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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    Hotel Monteleone

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    Even the elevator is haunted in this historic hotel - like something out of The Twilight Zone, it may stop on the wrong floor and opens to reveal ghost children playing in chilly hallways. More than 12 spirits are said to be here, including children who love to play hide-and-seek. ...


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    La Louisiane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    La Louisiane is now an event venue, but was once a hotel and restaurant. It is said to be haunted by Mrs. LeDoux, widow of a former owner in the 1800s. Other ghosts here include Louis Bézaudun and his wife Ann, who wears black and smells of French perfume.


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    Kerry Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, 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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    Hotel de la Poste - W New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    Formerly the Hotel de la Poste and now the W New Orleans hotel, this place is said to be home to the ghosts of Gerald and Diane. Gerald was a carriage servant and is only seen in the garage. Diane is a slender lady with dark, shoulder-length hair, and is ...


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    The Alibi

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this late-night hangout, patrons can choose from 150 different kinds of beer. Odd things have been reported here, such as knives flying off the bar and shadowy figures. Rumor has it that a man was stabbed to death on the premises years ago, and other stories tell of ghosts ...


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    Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    This place makes it living off the paranormal, so be warned. Tea readings are their main attraction, however they also claim to be haunted by the ghost of a wealthy man's octoroon mistress who used to live there.


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    Old Absinthe House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    Witnesses have seen the ghost of Jean Lafitte here, and occasionally, they say, he even gives parties. Laughter and carousing can be heard, chairs and dishes move, and objects fly about the room, but nothing of the spirits can be seen, although misty shadows and strange noises are said to ...


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    Williams Research Center

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    In long-past days, this building was the police station's third precinct and its criminal court. When workers were renovating the place in the 1990s, they witnessed the apparitions of policemen in old-fashioned uniforms in the hallways. Jail doors also could be heard slamming, although the jails were long gone.


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    Cafe Beignet

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    The ghost of a Native American woman is said to materialize here in the evenings. Witnesses say she has been known to vanish by walking through the walls.


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    Arnaud's Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.6 miles from Harvey, LA

    This restaurant serves up classic Creole fare, and perhaps a ghost or two as well. "Count" Arnaud Cazenave himself is said to look over his place from the afterlife. He has been known to rearrange the silverware or the bar setup to his liking. The restaurant's Mardi Gras Museum is ...


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    Louisiana Supreme Court Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    This building was the courthouse between 1909 and 1964, and then it was the headquarters of the Wildlife and Fisheries Museum. In 2004 it become the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and it is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Two are always seen together, allegedly the ghosts of two ...


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    French Market Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, 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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    Napoleon House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, 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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    Brennan's

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    The place closed in June 2013, but it was said to be haunted by a recent in the building's past. A man named Lefleur who made funeral arrangements, then went home and killed his wife and son before hanging himself in the Red Room. Apparitions, cold spots and feelings of ...


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    Bombay Club

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this restaurant and bar that serves more than 115 types of martini, a ghostly madame from a former nearby red light district as been known to appear in the dining room.


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    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, 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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    Omni Royal Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this hotel, a ghostly maid has been known to tuck in guests, and she may flush the toilet or turn on the water in the night. But she isn't the only spirit here. Reports say as many as 50 ghosts live here, and they often show up in the ...


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    Prince Conti Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    Reportedly haunted by a former Madame whose ghost can be seen in the bar area.


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    O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, 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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    Antoine's Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    Serving fine French-Creole cuisine since 1840, this restaurant may also serve up a ghost or two, to those with a sharp eye. Antoine Alciatore and his family are said to watch over the restaurant in spirit.


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    Keuffers Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

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


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.7 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Hermann-Grima House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Harvey, LA

    This house, now a historic museum and shop, is said to be haunted by friendly ghosts. The apparitions seem happy with the renovations on their abode and have been known to scent the air with rose and lavender fragrances. They also may light the fireplace on cold mornings.


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    Maxwell's Jazz Cabaret

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Harvey, 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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    Shalimar - 535 Wilkinson St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Harvey, 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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    The Court of Two Sisters

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Harvey, LA

    At this restaurant that serves spicy Creole cuisine with the music to match, the two sisters themselves, Emma and Bertha Camors, are said to watch over their patrons. The nigh-inseparable sisters Emma and Bertha were born in 1858 and 1860, respectively, and died within two months of each other in ...


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    Audubon Cottages

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Harvey, LA

    In Cottages 2 and 4, folks have reported unexplained voices and felt something tug at their feet in the night. Spirits of Conferedate soldiers have been seen in the courtyard, and staff have noticed that when he is around, the radios tune themselves to country music.


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