1410 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Off the beaten path of the busy French Quarter, sits one of the largest and most beautiful mansions in the city. Situated in the Garden District, the Buckner Mansion is over twenty thousand square feet of intricate design and utter awesomeness. For horror buffs, one look at the mansion will immediately look familiar, as it was the home used to film the famed television series “American Horror Story”. However, behind the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, there is a very real ghost tale associated with the home.
The massive home was built in 1856 by cotton tycoon Henry S. Buckner. His goal was to outdo his ex-business partner’s Stanton Hall in Natchez, Mississippi. With his extravagant taste and hefty bank account, this task was easily accomplished as the grand Buckner Mansion became the pinnacle of homes for the area. The mansion stayed in the Buckner family until 1923, until the home was sold and converted into the well-known Soule Business School. During its years in existence, the institute would be known as one of the best and highly decorated business schools in the south until it closed for good in 1983. The Buckner mansion was then turned back into a private residence and is occasionally rented out for parties and group functions. You too can feel like royalty for a day by staying at this gorgeous mansion for the hefty some of twenty thousand dollars or so per night!
The home is said to be regularly occupied by a ghostly figure from the past known as Miss Josephine. Miss Josephine is said to have been a long reigning governess and midwife for the
|Photo when the home was used as a business school.|
The Buckner Mansion is the quintessential example of wealth amongst the upper echelon of antique New Orleans. From its beauty, to its size, and even its hauntings, this home is perfect. The only thing left to be desired is a night’s stay that wouldn’t require a bank loan or the pawning of your first born!