Saint Francisville is located along Louisiana’s historic south and is renowned for its gorgeous plantation-style houses, beloved historic district, local inns and B&B’s, and multitude of antique storefronts. Saint Francisville is deemed the jewel of the south. The Myrtle’s Plantation weaves a ghost haunting with old south history so perfectly. The story of The Myrtle’s Plantation is centered around the murder mystery of the homeowners, and the hanging of the infamous house maid, Chloe.
The home dates back to 1796 and was once constructed by General David Bradford. The Myrtles offers self-guided and guided ghost tours where the history of the house is retold in depth. The retelling of the eerie distant past that is The Myrtles Plantation is notorious. The Myrtles has been called America’s Most Haunted House.
Legend tells us that Chloe, the ghost girl, in a jealous fit, began eavesdropping on private conversations in the home and the master ordered her ear to be cut off. Chloe started donning a turban and anger and jealousy later ensued. The lore tells us that a vengeful Chloe poisoned the children’s birthday cake with oleander flowers, and then sorrowfully she aided them and attempted to nurse them back to help. Without meaning to, she used to much poison resulting in the death of the master’s wife and two daughters. The master did not eat the birthday cake, and thus his life was spared. The murder of the family incited fear and outrage among the other slaves who drug Chloe outside and had her hanged.
The Myrtles is fully operational and offers daily tours and doubles as a B&B. It is also a popular place for weddings and bridal parties. The Myrtles has 8 rooms and a set of cottages for guests far and wide to brave through the night. They also have a restaurant on the grounds.
At first glance, the Myrtles is but a beautiful old plantation overflowing with southern charm. In actuality, The Myrtles tops the Smithsonian’s list of the most haunted places in the world and is listed on the National Historic Register.
The Myrtles property has also been featured on many ghost adventure exploration and travel shows, and most notably on The National Geographic Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel.
The Myrtles is relatively untouched, and still has the old carriage house quarters, and the former slave quarters on the property. In keeping with Southern tradition and preservation, many remain primarily in their natural state.
The south has an abundance of haunted homes, but the allure of The Myrtles entices folks far and wide. Ghost enthusiasts come hungry to the myrtles in the hopes of having a supernatural experience and catching a glimpse of the house ghosts and the ghost girl herself, Chloe. The level of mystery and intrigue the Myrtles elicits is paramount.
I’ve been here several times and each time I’m still impressed. I always find amazing things to explore and photograph. I still see new things I hadn’t noticed before, and I again am drawn to the fascinating stories and history of The Myrtle’s. The grounds are always lovely and clean, and it is a superb place for visits, lunch, and relaxation.
The views off the verandah and wraparound porch are quite exceptional. There is also beautiful moss trees, enchanting flower gardens, an oasis pond, arched gazebo, and sinister angelic statues.
When planning your trip to Saint Francisville, I’d also recommend you visit the gorgeous gothic architectural marvel of Grace Episcopal Church. And if you enjoy the great outdoors check out Clark Creek Natural Waterfalls for hiking and viewing waterfalls. Also, Cat Island Natural Wildlife Refuge is a sportsman’s paradise.
In closing, the quaint and sleepy town of Saint Francisville is a must visit with their 7 stunning plantation homes, incredible antique storefronts, mouthwatering local Cajun eateries, charming bungalows and Beds and Breakfasts, and of course, the world-famous and insanely haunted, Myrtles Plantation!
And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!
With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy
Time and Eternity
This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
But positive, as sound.