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New Orleans, Louisiana: Home Of Madame LaLaurie: Torturer, Murderer, Socialite

1830s horror house where enslaved people were tortured and murdered by affluent French-Creole Delphine LaLaurie. Tourists still stand in the street and gawk.

The LaLaurie Mansion

1140 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
The LaLaurie Mansion, SE corner of Royal St. and Gov. Nicholls St. Private property - visible from street.
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The LaLaurie Mansion horror display.

LaLaurie Mansion

Be sure to stop and check out the LaLaurie Mansion if you can make it there during the Halloween season. The current owner has embraced the home's dark past with a display in an unused doorway. It's behind bars, so visitors can't disturb it.

[Agent Summer, 07/11/2017]

Madame LaLaurie was infamous for torturing her household slaves.

Home Of Madame LaLaurie.

Home Of Madame LaLaurie

It's a cool house with some spooky history. Lots of tourist packs surrounding it. But it's private, so you're just standing on a street looking at a house.

[Mike, 08/24/2016]

Feb. 2017: Photo added.

Home Of Madame LaLaurie

Madame LaLaurie, was a Louisiana-born socialite and serial killer known for the torture and murder of slaves.

[Michael, 02/05/2015]

The notorious torture chamber lady and her home were adapted into a season of "American Horror Story." Said to be haunted. Owned by Nicolas Cage before its 2009 foreclosure. Since renovated into upscale private apartments, but tour groups gawk from outside.

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