Old U.S. Mint

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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 floor was somehow affiliated with the building’s history, no one knows for sure. The apparition has been seen smoking a cigarette on the gallery. The mint has been featured on TV’s “Ghost Hunters.”

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400 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States

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29.961401, -90.05782490000001
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
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