Lalaurie House in New Orleans, LA
Many local ghost tours include the Mansion, and it can be walked to from other notable buildings and sites in the city.
If you're a fan of television shows like American Horror Story, or documentary shows such as Deadly Women, you may have heard of Madame Lalaurie, one of the most infamous residents of New Orleans. While on the outside Madame Lalaurie was a genteel southern Aristocrat, behind closed doors she was a sadist and murderer. She not only beat and whipped her slaves, she chained them to the walls, locked them in cages, cut off parts of their bodies, sewed their mouths shut, and inflicted many more heinous tortures upon them. Eventually her neighbors and other citizens found out about her acts and went en masse to drag her from the mansion and possibly hang her in the street, but Madame Lalaurie and her family managed to escape. If the Madame was ever brought to justice for her crimes, there is no record of it.
Since the escape of Madame Lalaurie from the mansion on Royal Street, it has been bought and sold a number of times. Some owners lived in the mansion for only a short while before selling again (after telling of strange noises and activities). It was a high school (both integrated and segregated) for a time, and then a school of music and dance, and then a low rent apartment building. Eventually it was renovated and turned into luxury apartments, which it remains today. Book your New Orleans La vacation package today and enjoy many other activities and tours on your vacation as well as this historic building.
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