The Cabildo

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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 here, including soldiers’ ghosts and prisoners of war, and a man wearing 19th-century clothing who has been seen running through the 2nd floor.

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Geographic Information

Address:
701 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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GPS:
29.957667630080763, -90.06386943161488
Parish:
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.7 mi.)
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  1. I was tugged from behind on my left shoulder in the corridor facing Jackson Square on the second floor I believe, as I was headed into the room with Napoleon’s death mask. I thought it was my daughter, said something to her and turned around and there was no one in the corridor with me. I instinctively spoke out loud, saying “I know you are there and it is OK”. I had felt a presence behind me for a while and just assumed it was my daughter or another museum visitor. I did not know that this has happened to other people and before this happened did not really believe in ghosts. But this experience has not left me even after several months.

  2. I was visiting in July 2008 during the morning with a friend, we were the first ones let in the door – and the only people there (with the exception of the older gal who took our money) I forget which floor we were on, but we were looking at things in different locations. As I walked through the are with the funeral carriage I was talking to my friend. Only, my friend wasn’t there! She was around the corner and didn’t know I was speaking to her. But I swore I saw (what I thought) was my friend in my peripheral sight – I mean I was speaking at it! We both had the hair standing on end and quickly went downstairs, the feeling left us before we got out of the building. Chills!!!

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