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.)
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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

    • I had no idea this place was haunted until after we left. I stayed 3 nights Memorial day weekend and every single night I had a horrendous nightmare. In one I was told I only I had a week to live. It definitely felt creepy to stay there but I did not know it was haunted!!

  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.

    • I lived there in 82 til aug 13…..excuse me for asking, but are you black….I had a good friend there with your name….my best friend there at the time was Tish Fair, had a roomate named Sue

  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!

  10. This hotel is haunted. I wake more early and stay at bed. From nothing he bed start shake. I start look for my boyfriend body but he isnt move. Late i fell like Someone come up to the bed. Cant say if was a hand or feet.

  11. Well, back in 2010 I think. I went there to stay a couple of nights cause I had a big fight with my dad so, I didn’t want to go back home. I didn’t have that much money so I decided to stay close to my place ( I lived in the garden district at that time). Place was cheap, must be still. The deal is that without knowing anything about the place, I just stayed there no problem. The second night I got there from work around 9 pm. I used to work in the French quarter as a day bartender and I was tired as hell. I was staying at one of those big rooms they have and well, I went straight to my bed. I was the only one there, it was a weekend, so everyone was out. I was falling asleep when I suddenly heard the main door opening kind of rough and I heard a loud playful chatting between what I thought was a bunch of young girls getting into the room coming towards me, I couldn’t understand what they were saying, didn”t sound like English, the thing is that, I got mad cause they were kind of loud and I just shout ” shut the f#$% up man!!!!” , suddenly , the voices went down in a very strange way, like when you turn down the volume on the radio or tv quick, but not that quick, you know what I mean?? It was weird, but back then I was a total non believer, I didn’t even think about it too much. The weird thing tho, is that they disappeared without me hearing anything else. No more noises, no walking, running or opening and slamming the door shut…nothing!!, weird I said to myself, I thought they were hiding in the boys bathroom since it was close to the room’s door. I walked towards the main door and it was completely shut and there was nothing there! I checked both the boy’s and girls bathrooms and nothing!!. I was like ” what the hell??”” but I was like “hell with this” and I went back to my bed, but it was too late. My sleep was gone. So I decide to go out to take some fresh air. They have some kind of old plaza in the middle of the building, I guess typical of those kind of places, there was some people there, mostly hippies and backpackers you know, and I started talking to some foreign kid. I told him the story and he was like ” hey everyone!! guess what? this guy just had an experience!!! I didn’t know what the kid was talking about, later they told me the place was famous for those kind of paranormal things happening there. I was like “get out of here!!” , but after a while they made me think about it and I went to talk to the clerk and I asked him, Hey man, how many people are supposed to sleep in my room tonite?? I gave him the number of my room ( I don’t remember it anymore) and he told me, ” just four people”, I then asked him, any girls in the room?? he was like …”nope”, then I told him my story en then he shook my hand and said …” well sir , you just had an experience!… congratulations!!”” I laugh about it when I found out that even people from that tv show ” paranormal… something” has been there looking for ghosts and that kind of stuff and there I was, a non believer experiencing that kind of stuff out the blue!!!. So, yeah, something happened to me there and it was real. Since that day, I don’t make fun of those stories anymore like I used to, I just respect the fact that this world we live in is old and mysterious. That’s it. Hugs to everyone.

  12. I went there two weeks ago. When I moved to private room in the second floor I heard knocking at the walls every night. Was that the water pipe? Besides this I slept good the three nights …

  13. I was staying here for the weekend of 4th July, it was the cheapest and only place really available to book that weekend, we had left it pretty late, therefore my partner and myself were in seperate rooms, he was in an all male outside of the main building and I was on the top floor in the right wing sharing with 5 other girls, on the first night I was sleeping and woke to creaking in the floor like someone was just walking around the beds, the creaking similar to movements of footsteps, I kind of ignored it until the girl sleeping on the opposite side of the room woke up as well, we both were looking at each other just listening to these footsteps walk around the room, I pulled the blankets over my head and tried to sleep for a little bit longer it was about 4:30-5am in the morning, next night was 4th July and my partner and I had an early flight the following morning so we went out for dinner watched the fireworks and came back to our room about 10:30pm to get a good nights sleep and out the door for the flight at 5am, my partner walked me to my room and said goodbye I went in and I was the only one in the room yet, it gave me an unsettling feeling, I tried to get rid of that buy watching some family guy and fall asleep, I had been watching for 20mins or so and decided to turn it off and try sleep sleeping on my side, shortly after I felt a hand on my right shoulder that grabbed me to turn me around and saw what I thought was a tall woman in a black dress/coat looking down at me, I jumped up and ran to the light and stood by the door shocked I was still the only one in the room, I ran back in to grab my phone and called my partner ( who is very much a sceptic ) and explained we sat on the table and chairs in the hall way for a good couple of hours I didn’t want to go back in, I was prepared to stay up all night and wait until we needed to leave for our flight, it still unsettles me thinking of it, I don’t think it was bad energy, maybe she was just checking to see if I was ok, ? Seeing as it was an old orphanage , who knows …

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