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The Myrtles

The Myrtles Review

A 110-foot gallery with Wedgwood-blue cast-iron grillwork makes a lovely setting for the weddings and receptions frequently held at the Myrtles. The house, built around 1796, has elegant formal parlors with rich molding and faux-marble paneling. Because the upper floor is used as a bed-and-breakfast, the scope of the daytime guided tour is limited. The house is reputedly haunted, and the fun mystery tours, held at night, are more of a draw than the day tours (reservations are a good idea). The Carriage House Restaurant, beside the house, serves lunch and dinner.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 7747 U.S. 61, about 1 mile north of downtown St. Francisville, St. Francisville, LA, 70775 | Map It
  • Phone: 225/635–6277; 800/809–0565
  • Cost: $10 day tours, $12 mystery tours
  • Hours: Daily 9–5; mystery tours Fri. and Sat. nights at 6, 7, and 8.
  • Website:
  • Location: St. Francisville
Updated: 04-10-2014

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