New Orleans, LA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Dauphine Orleans Hotel. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Some of the buildings in its existing property have been here since 1775, though most of the hotel buildings made up of townhouses, cottages, and the old bordello were built during the 19th Century. From 1821-1822, one cottage that is now restored and used as the hotel’s breakfast room was the place where John James Audubon painted his famous “Birds of America” series of works of art. This breakfast room is called The Audubon Room.
The Herman Townhouse was built in 1834; the townhome of prosperous Samuel Herman who had very particular, precise requirements for his new house, including how many coats of paint that were to be used. He provided “best country brick, sand, and cypress,” put together with hand-made nails from John Lafitte’s Black Smith Shop. Ownership of the Herman Townhouse changed a whopping 21 times until 1966 when it was purchased to be part of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.
Today, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, opened in 1969, can be described as an updated boutique hotel with a three-storied combination of 18th century and 19th century former French Quarter townhouses, some cottages and a two-storied building used as the hotel’s bar, May Bailey’s Place. Over the years, structures were purchased, and all became part of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel.
Tales of twisted fates are retold through the generations at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel and its bar, May Bailey's Place. Through sightings, paranormal research, and documented letters, there seem to be four main characters who keep establishing their presence from beyond the grave.
One of these frequent visitors is the Lost Bride ghost is believed to be the spirit of a young woman, Millie, who was working in May's Place as a courtesan. She met a young Confederate soldier and they fell in love and were set to be married. She became obsessed with the wedding and perfecting her wedding gown. On the morning of the wedding ceremony, her groom was shot in a gambling dispute. Millie was told of the news on the way to alter and never recovered from the grief. According to accounts, Millie took to wearing the wedding gown around May's Place, and even after her death many years later, Millie still roams the Dauphine hopelessly waiting for her fiancé.
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