Old Absinthe House

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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 erupt from the building’s underground tunnels.

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240 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112
United States

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29.955335709161556, -90.06836365092619
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.4 mi.)
Gretna, LA (2.9 mi.)
Harvey, LA (3.6 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.8 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (3.8 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.3 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.1 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.4 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.6 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (5.8 mi.)

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