I was intrigued by the Myrtles when we read it was supposedly haunted and we contemplated spending a night there, but it was a little further out than we wanted to be. So we just swung by, checked it out, snapped a few pics, and bought the t-shirt, lol.
As you enter the drive you are greeted by this little building. I'm assuming it would be a gatekeepers shed thing, as there are gates near it. There's a sign nearby:
Home of the famed Gen David Bradford, leader of the Whisky Rebellion. The Myrtles was built in 1796 on a Spanish Land Grant. The architecture, elaborate plaster work, lacy ironwork make this twenty room mansion one of Louisiana's most unusual plantation homes.
I loved the various statues in the yards, they lent to the eerie, and elegant, feel.
The ancient trees with all they've seen pass through.
The roots, bumping up everywhere, trying to grab your ankle.
The mansion itself, so lovely! We weren't there at a proper time for a tour, but I loved all the details on the outside. Including the black cat lounging in the front yard.