The Old Place

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It is rumored that the former plantation is haunted by the former slaves that lived there.

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2800 Oak Street
Gautier, Mississippi 39553
United States

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30.382164, -88.61094500000002
Jackson County, Mississippi
Nearest Towns:
Gautier, MS (0.3 mi.)
Pascagoula, MS (3.5 mi.)
Moss Point, MS (5.0 mi.)
Hickory Hills, MS (5.4 mi.)
Escatawpa, MS (5.7 mi.)
Gulf Park Estates, MS (9.0 mi.)
Helena, MS (10.4 mi.)
Vancleave, MS (11.8 mi.)
Ocean Springs, MS (13.1 mi.)
Gulf Hills, MS (14.2 mi.)

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  1. Rene Gautier Mullins  |  


    Just for clarification – The Old Place is the home of my ancestors. It was a home, never a plantation. There were also no slaves kept here – The home was built in 1867 which was four years after the Emancipation Proclamation and two years after the Civil War ended. Thank you.

    Rene Gautier Mullins

      • The information is wrong but it is haunted. It’s said that the ghosts of people who have hung themselves from the many trees surrounding it still remain.

      • Good for you guys! I am new to the area and of course looking at historical landmarks to host my 10 year wedding renewal. The Old Place might have been crossed off of my list of venues because of the “rumored” history of the property, as it could deter others. I WOULD URGE ANYBODY READING THESE, TAKE THE TIME TO DO RESEARCH BEFORE DISRESPECTING A FAMILY’S PRIDE, FAMILY HOME, AND BUSINESS. To the Gautier’s, thank you for the clarification. My husband and I can’t wait to tour the venue.

  2. michael ainsworth  |  

    i feel these tales are most definately right on. the places i got that sad sad felling or dread or doom are felt by others as well. its all very interesting to me and i dont know why for sure

  3. The only thing haunting this post is your outright disregard for basic historical facts. The Gautier brothers founded a sawmill adjacent to the house in 1866 and they built this house from their mill. This is not a “plantation” as the property never supported farm land.They did not own slaves as a previous post has already explained… the house was built in 1867, which for all you history buffs, is 5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation (1862) and the end of the Civil War. There is no record – current or historical of any suicides or hangings on the property. The house has been beautifully restored and is a wonderful venue for weddings these days. I enjoy a good ghost story like most of you readers, but like many of you, I also have a very low opinion of people who just make up crap. I truly believe there are haunted places, this however is not one of them. Do your homework.

  4. As you can see by this historical picture, the inside of The Old Place is littered with vestiges of pre-civil war culture. Pay no attention to the historical marker… it is only meant to mislead the ignorant.

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