Bradford's Lousiana Home
Now known as The Myrtles Plantation
Bed and Breakfast
David Bradford fled to West Feliciana which was Spanish territory at that time. David, as an exile from the United States, began building his new southern home on a Spanish land grant in 1796. Bradford brought his family to the new home in the late 1796 and was a very wealthy plantation owner. He died in 1808 and the property passed to a succession of different families. Supposedly, one of the reasons for the many owners is the house is reported to be haunted. Locals say that David Bradford was told that the land was an ancient Indian burial plot but he decided to build there anyway.
|The back of the Myrtles at night||The Myrtles, prior to restoration|
Some amazing examples of plaster friezework are found throughout the interior of the house. The Baccarat chandelier in the entrance hallway, and the ornate mirrors, twin Carrara marble mantels and chandeliers in the two parlors make the home impressive.
Stairs and hallway - note plaster friezework (above/left)
The original pieces of art and the beautifully restored house are maintained today as a bed and breakfast between March 1st and October 31st.
Mirror in the hallway
The rooms at Bradford's Lousiana plantation are impressive although the majority of the home was built by later owners. Elizabeth Bradford had as many as eleven children, six while in Washington Pennsylvania and five more after their arrival here in Louisiana in 1803.
The Myrtles Plantation
" America's Most Haunted House" (CBS)
U.S. Highway 61 N - P.O. Box 1100
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Reservations: 225/635-6277 - 800/809-0565