St. Vincent's Guest House

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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 walls. The apparition of a nun also has been noted in the top floor’s second wing.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1507 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

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GPS:
29.934115996577887, -90.07278274744749
Parish:
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (1.4 mi.)
Gretna, LA (1.8 mi.)
Harvey, LA (2.1 mi.)
Marrero, LA (2.9 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (2.9 mi.)
Arabi, LA (4.3 mi.)
Westwego, LA (4.6 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (4.6 mi.)
Woodmere, LA (5.3 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.3 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.stvguesthouse.com

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  1. Elizabeth Vaughn  |  

    Me and my husband stayed at this haunted place because all the other hotels were booked… The bed kept shaking and rattling all night long… children laughing knocking at our door kicking scratching the door seeing shoes little shoe running down under the door bed breaking all through the night… this is a haunted place for real no joke

  2. I was here in 2013 for a little vacation. I woke up one early morning to get ready for my drive back to Atlanta around at 3:30 to 4:00 am and it definitely felt like someone was watching me having a cigarette on the balcony. Freaked me out. Other than that, will definitely come back next time Im in New Orleans!

  3. I didn’t have a full on experience there, but there was some playful stuff that seemed to happen. There is a cat figurine that everytime I came in and out of my room seemed moved with or without people being in the hallway prior. I could go in my room for 5 minutes and come out to the figurine being in a new place, and by new place I mean sitting on top of a new piece of furniture very obviously separate from where prior. If it was something supernatural and not just someone pulling a 3 day long prank on me than I am sure it was a playful spirit. Also the atmosphere here screams haunted. Whether it be the creepy devil looking statues, or the eerie pictures of orphans celebrating Halloween during the turn of the century. I hadn’t even heard the stories about it being haunted till after my stay there.Med and my friends thought it was someone pulling a prank on us to make things seem haunted. I’m not so sure now.

  4. Stayed here for three nights February 2015. They were renovating the top floor while i was here. All night on my first night I heard People upstairs working…walking back and forth, clankng tools. I was drunk so it didn’t matter much. Monday I gave my key back and said something to the front desk about the noise.. She said that no one was working up there in the past 4 days.. Definitely haunted. Definitely going to stay there again as many times as possible. -matt

  5. My husband and I stayed here because we couldn’t find a room for Jazz Festival. When we got there, I asked the lady at the front desk if the place was haunted and she said “Honey, I hope so.” The sepia toned pictures of the orphans were a little creepy, but the room was nice. A few hours after we went to bed, I felt the corner of the bed raise up. I pushed it down, thinking it was the sheet pulling it, but it raised up again. Then the bed began to shake. My husband woke up and said “Is the bed shaking?” and then went back to sleep. I then saw a shadowy arm and hand coming up from the end of the bed. I said, “we’re not here to take you room–we’re only staying for one night.” and it went away. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep the rest of the night!

  6. My wife and I were looking for the haunted experience, we stayed in sep 2015 we got there at night and started taking pictures. I didn’t know much about the place but we stood on the second floor of the second wing. I woke up to lots of rattling and shadows I thought I was tripping so I went back to sleep. The next day my wife and I were looking at the pictures I took and to our surprise images of spirits were flying out of the hotel. We were like wtf!

  7. We stayed here because it was a cool option in a great location. When we first arrived at the house it was beautiful and creepy at the same time. We got to our room in the second wing and were delayed by our toddler son playing with the walls (slapping and laughing at them). Didn’t think anything of it and entered our room. The place is old so we didn’t expect perfection, but little things like the cable outlet and a drawer were broken. Not a big deal, just meant we only had one channel. Shortly after getting settled on the bed we heard a group of kids run loudly down our hall. My wife and I looked at each other like “oh great, they put a loud family in our wing with us.” Even my son looked at the door when he heard the commotion. About an hour passed and we continued watching our one channel without interruption. My wife asked me when the place was built, and I turned to google. It was only then that I found out we were staying in an 1800’s orphanage, well known as being quite haunted with many guest claiming they’ve heard…you guessed it, kids running and laughing down the halls. It was at this point that I realized I never heard those kids come into or leave thought the one door to the wing, never heard them enter or exit a room, realized that it was a Tuesday night, and at no point did in this small house did I see any families or kids whatsoever, only adults. All of this gave me goosebumps when I recalled our son playing with the walls when we arrived. I told my wife non of this for her own good, we slept though the night well without incident, and I would absolutely stay there again, just with a better understanding of what to expect. I’m a very realistic person as is my wife, but something is definitely going on in this place, and our first instinct (when I finally told my wife in the morning) wasn’t actually fear, but sadness for those kids that are seemingly lost in those walls. We said a prayer they would find there way, and left with a story to tell our son when he was older.

  8. I actually lived there on 2 occasions from April 1982 thru Nov. of that year and also in 1984 August thru October. It was an unwed mother’s home during that time. It was back then grand and majestic and I was grateful for their services. No haunting activity took place there and it was a place of rest and security for the mothers.

  9. I had an intense daytime sleep paralysis episode there while I took a nap. I awoke to see to small African American children at the end of my bed. I sat up and they stared at me intensly . The sound of the AC grew louder and louder until it was deafening. Then I suddenly awoke. Pretty awesome place!

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