Are there haunted plantations? You be the judge after reading this history of the Destrehan Plantation. The Destrehan Plantation has been sitting on the bank of the Mississippi River for over 200 years.
There are perhaps a few ghosts in the Destrehan Plantation, according to many visitors, local residents and even the police.
At night when the plantation is closed there have been sightings of an occasional strange glow from a window or on the gallery. There have been sightings by visitors and staff members of two little girls playing on the staircase, a shy little girl playing in the nursery, a soldier and a woman in a white dress. Many slaves have also been sighted in the attic and around the grounds of the plantation.
A man named Jean Noel Destrehan was the owner of the plantation. Jean added a wing to either side of the plantation because of his large family. Later, Jean Noel died in 1823 on his beloved plantation. He left his wife and 14 children with the plantation.
Do you believe in ghosts? I do and I believe that the Destrehan Plantation is haunted. Scary isnt it? Well of course it is. It certainly is to me.
This plantation was sold and remodeled many times. In 1971, 3.9 acres were donated to the plantation and sold in 1910 and 1940 to Destrehan Planting and then to Mexican Petroleum.
Today the Destrehan Plantation is a historical site still being visited by many curious tourists and local residents.