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Haunted Places in New Orleans: The Andrew Jackson Hotel

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Haunted hotels are a dime a dozen in New Orleans, but the Andrew Jackson Hotel is said to be one of the most haunted places in the city. The hotel was built in the early 1800s and has been said to be home to a number of ghosts, including that of President Andrew Jackson and a boy who died in a fire.

Visitors have reported seeing these and other ghosts throughout the hotel, making it one of the most haunted places in New Orleans. So if you’re looking for a fright this Halloween, be sure to check out the thrilling Andrew Jackson hotel and why it’s said to be haunted. 

History and Foundation of the Andrew Jackson Hotel

Interior of a room in the Andrew Jackson Hotel
Source: neworleans.com

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Andrew Jackson Hotel has a long and fascinating history. Originally built in 1792 by the Spanish Colonial Government, it was used as a boarding school for boys following the Yellow Fever Epidemic. However, during the fire of 1794 that consumed much of the city, the school was demolished and turned into a U.S Federal Courthouse.

Despite its checkered past, the building has been meticulously restored to its original glory, with its current structure having been erected in 1890. Today, this unique hotel stands as a testament to the resilience of both the city of New Orleans and its people.

Visitors to the hotel can enjoy convenient proximity to famous New Orleans attractions like Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, along with all of the modern amenities that one would expect from a luxury hotel. Best of all, the hotel is also pet-friendly! Whether you’re interested in history or simply looking for a comfortable place to stay, the Andrew Jackson hotel is sure to exceed your expectations. 

Andrew Jackson Hotel Room 208

andrew jackson hotel
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While many people believe that ghosts are nothing more than figments of the imagination, there are some who swear that they have seen and experienced supernatural phenomenon firsthand. For those looking for a truly creepy encounter, ask to stay in room 208. Notably the most haunted room in the whole building, it is said to be occupied by the spirit of a young boy named Armand. 

Armand is one of the most famous ghosts at the hotel. He was one of the orphan boys who lived there during the 1790s and his end is still a mystery. Some say he committed suicide, while others say he was thrown from the second-story balcony in an attempt to save him from the flames of the great 1794 fire.

While the exact circumstances surrounding Armand’s death are still unknown, there’s no denying that he likes to play games with the living. Guests have reported feeling cold touches on their skin, being pushed out of bed at night, and seeing their belongings move from one place to another. Nevertheless, many guests claim that Armand’s presence has added an extra bit of excitement to their stay at the Jackson Hotel. Who knows what mischievous antics he’ll get up to next? 

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Are you looking for a spine-tingling way to celebrate Halloween this year? Then a New Orleans ghost tour is the perfect activity for you! On our adventurous walk through the French Quarter, you’ll hear terrifying tales from the Andrew Jackson Hotel, witness the sites where the famous series American Horror Story was filmed, listen to how the Yellow Fever Epidemic changed the city, and even get to re-live the times of Marie Leveau. Why wait? Book a New Orleans ghost tour today! 

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