Haunted travel is fun any time of the year. There is nothing that says you have to wait for Halloween or Ocotober to roll around to get your ghost hunting on. Simply go to “haunted” locations any time of the year and see if you can experience any paranormal activity. Baton Rouge is a good spot to try your hand at visiting haunted places throughout the year. I found three places that definitely make Haunted Baton Rouge a must visit.
HAUNTED BATON ROUGE
Louisiana’ Old State Capitol: I love visiting this building. The first thing you should do is watch the movie about why the building is considered haunted. Created by ex-Disney employees this movie is very well done and so entertaining, it’s more an entire experience more than a movie. After watching the movie, wander through the halls and learn more about the history of Louisiana’s capital. Be sure to walk up the stairs to see the gorgeous stained glass work and get a closer look at the dome.
Stories shared by the capitol’s night watchman lead me to believe that there is some paranormal activity taking place in the building. You can read some stories here. I couldn’t get any of the daytime staff to share any ghostly encounters. Maybe the ghosts are most active during the witching hours.
New State Capitol Building: This is the tallest U.S. Capitol building in the United States with 34 floors. Built under the direction of Governor Huey P. Long in 1932 who demanded that it be the biggest building in the state and that no other building could be taller than it.
Mr. Long was well loved by the people and was a bit of a jerk, which may have led to his assassination in the very building he built in 1935. At the time of his murder he was no longer Governor, but was, instead, a Senator. He is buried on the property and a statue erected in his honor faces the Capitol. When you visit be sure to go to the hall where Mr. Long met his demise to see the bullet holes in the wall. A visit to the 27th floor to the observation deck is also a must. Today, no other building in Baton Rouge is taller than 34 floors.
Myrtles Plantation</strong>: Located about 30 miles north of Baton Rouge, the Myrtles Plantation is considered the most haunted plantation in Louisiana. A stay there should definitely be in the plans. Some guests make it the entire night, other pack up and leave in the middle of the night. I stay for a night and had a great time. I would stay again without hesitation. I wrote about my experience here.