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Lalaurie Mansion

1140 Royal St, New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #61 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Considered one of the most haunted locations in the French Quarter, a peak at this historic mansion (circa 1832) will send chills up and down your... more » Owner description: Considered one of the most haunted locations in the French Quarter, a peak at this historic mansion (circa 1832) will send chills up and down your spine. « less
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Metro Detroit
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

My first visit, years ago, gave me bad dreams on occasion (you could say it haunted me). My second visit, my tour guide wouldn't walk more than half up the block. Nor would he tell us of any atrocity that may or may not have occurred. I got a blue orb in 2 pictures out of 20. Third time, I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you desire a thrill, you've seen American Horror Story Coven, or you are interested in dark, gory history, this place is perfect for you. Get ready for chills, everybody. I would say the only downside is you can't get in... But the outside is really all you need to see for the shivers; night or day.

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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

First, let me say that I was thrilled and excited to see this mansion during my trip to New Orleans. The building itself is beautiful. To know the terrible history of the murders that took place in the attic increases one's curiosity of the mansion. Unfourtantley, you cannot go inside and you can only look at the outside of the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

This was one of our stops on a haunted tour. Our guide did a good job of hyping up the story of Madame Delphine and the gruesome details. So, it was creepy at night. I'm sure it was for effect but he didn't cross the street to walk near it or under the balcony and gave us the option to... More

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Louisville, KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I am a huge American Horror Story Fan, so when Season 3 came out I decided to visit NOLA and see the house LaLaurie actually lived in. As a historic site, it's a pretty big disappointment. The interior has been completely renovated in a contemporary style - destroying any hope that the site could be used as a museum or... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Was very interesting. I new a lot about the house cause I've read every book I could find on this house. Only wish I could go inside and look around. It is a private resident of a oil man from Texas.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We walked to the Lalaurie Mansion from Bourbon Street. It is very close, and Royal street is beautiful. You cannot go inside, and I did not have any orbs appear in my picture, BUT it was worth the time it took to go there! If for nothing else but seeing such a historical part of New Orleans. We went at... More

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Found the house in the day and it looks like it was recently renovated, it is a very beautiful building. Could not see the small attic room that I have seen in older pictures, so perhaps they renovated and removed it. Saw the house again later in the evening and took pictures. Didn't get any orbs, perhaps it depends on... More

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Paris, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The story behind the torture that went on is interesting and I would have liked to have taken a tour and seen where it all happened. Unfortunately this is a privately owned building and don't believe they allow tours.

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Victoria, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The exterior is really nice, but nothing to go out of your way to look at. Ofcourse, the history is what makes this house. I didn't have any orbs appear in my photos like some previous reviewers have claimed.

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