The Haunted Mortuary

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The Haunted Mortuary is a haunted attraction that began its life as a Victorian mansion, built in 1872 by Mary Slattery. In 1928, PJ McMahon purchased the property to turn it into a giant funeral business, which performed some 20,000 funerals occurred here over the years. So the story goes, when the building was purchased by an owner who wanted to make it a mortuary-themed haunted house, he got more than he bargained for. The new owner soon realized it was really haunted. There were a ghostly woman in white, a tall well-dressed man, a boy and a girl who play pranks, a former mortician, plus footsteps, whispers, moving objects, and much more.

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4800 Canal St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.97918199999999, -90.108228
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (2.6 mi.)
Metairie, LA (2.7 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (2.8 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (3.3 mi.)
Bridge City, LA (4.9 mi.)
Elmwood, LA (5.1 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.4 mi.)
Gretna, LA (5.5 mi.)
Marrero, LA (5.5 mi.)
Harvey, LA (5.5 mi.)

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