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Friendly Ghosts Haunt Hermann-Grima House

Posted on: July 26 2016 | Posted in: news

The Hermann-Grima House is one most storied houses in all of New Orleans. This gorgeous Federal style mansion with its courtyard garden boasts the only horse stable and functional 1830’s outdoor kitchen in the French Quarter.

Painstakingly restored to its original splendor through archaeological studies and careful review of the building contract and inventories, the museum complex accurately depicts the gracious lifestyle of a prosperous Creole family in the years from 1830 to 1860.

Many say that the ghosts, with their well-bred southern manners live here and do their best to help the living, who they graciously share this house with. Those who have experienced their presence say the ghosts seem to be pleased with the beautiful renovations. Caretakers of the mansion say the friendly spirits like to scatter fragrant rose and lavender around the rooms. On cold winter mornings, the living often find that the ghosts have lit the fireplaces to warm the rooms, and keep them cozy.