The Myrtles Plantation
Although not as grand as many River Road properties, in many ways the Myrtles epitomizes plantation styling. The 1½-story clapboard residence has a wraparound gallery porch—complete with elaborate wrought-ironwork and rocking chairs—and a truly opulent interior. It also has a lot of history. It was established in 1796 by General David Bradford (aka Whiskey Dave), who fled to Louisiana, then a Spanish colony, after taking part in the Whiskey Rebellion. In the 1800s, it was sold and remodeled twice, first by the Woodruff family, then by the Stirling family, whose members lived here through the 1890s.
Where there’s history, there’s lore, and here some of it is tragic and haunting—literally. A visit to what’s billed as One of America’s Most Haunted Houses is not for the faint of heart. Learn about the property and its many well-documented ghosts on a tour (held daily on the half hour). Skeptical? Spend the night inside the mansion, which is also a B&B, and see for yourself.
7747 U.S. Hwy. 61
- St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775
- 30.80342000, -91.38808100
- Tours: daily 9–5 on the half hr. Mystery Tours: Fri.–Sat. at 6, 7, and 8 pm.
- Visit Website
- (225) 635-6277