The LaLaurie Mansion
The LaLaurie Mansion was built in 1832 on Royal Street by Madame Delphine LaLaurie to live in with her third husband, two daughters and household slaves. It is perhaps one of the most terrifying locations in New Orleans. Delphine, born during the Spanish colonial period into a white Creole family, became infamous in April 1834 when, after responding to a fire, rescuers found several bound slaves in the attic showing signs of severe malnourishment and mistreatment. Following the discovery of this torture chamber, LaLaurie fled to France with her family and left behind a French Quarter landmark that has been preserved through the hair-raising stories of those who died here. Today, ghost tales and haunting accounts surround the mansion, now a private residence and you can take a tour when you visit.