Most Haunted House in New Orleans is Owned by a Big Hollywood Star!

Most Haunted House in New Orleans

Who owns the most haunted house in New Orleans, Louisiana?  He’s a big star, he’s done lots of movies, he’s an Oscar-winner, and he was once married to the child of a King.  Can you guess?

Okay, here’s another clue: he lives down the street from another famous star, in fact, a pair of Hollywood notables: Brad and Angelina.

Have you guessed yet?  No?

Read on. . .

If you happen to be wandering down Royal Street in the French Quarter, or you’ve taken one of the city’s many goofy “ghost tours,” then you will probably run across the “most haunted house in New Orleans.”  It’s on the corner of Royal and Gov. Nicholls streets.  (Whoops, there’s another clue there.)

The celebrity in question owns another house in New Orleans, the Harper-Wisinger home; it’s in the Garden District and it was once owned by author, Anne Rice. But his house on Royal Street has a more spooky reputation.

The LaLaurie Mansion was built in 1832 by slave owner, Dr. Louis LaLaurie and his wife, Delphine.  During a fire, when firemen broke in, they discovered slaves chained to a wall.  They also discovered the slaves had been tortured, supposedly, by their female owner.  Delphine LaLaurie ran off and was never heard from again.  All that’s left now are the moans and chains that rattle in the middle of the night.  And the oohs and aahs of tourists as they stand outside in the dark, breathlessly gawking.

What did our mystery celebrity pay for this mansion of ghoulish delights?  A cool $3,450,000.

Just a few streets up, nearer to the French Market, you’ll find the home of this celebrity’s famous neighbors: Brad and Angelina.  They purchased their vintage home for a mere 3.4 million dollars, too.  If the lamps are dark, and the shutters are closed, they are probably not home, but you can at least see their three large arched doorways.

Tourists across the street from New Orleans’s haunted Lalaurie Mansion

(Above, tourists stand transfixed across the street from the LaLaurie mansion, as a tour guide shares the history of this ghoulish house.)

But back to the celebrity who owns the city’s most haunted house.  If you have seen “Gone in Sixty Seconds” or “Ghost Rider” or “Moonstruck” then you will recognize this Hollywood star.  It’s none other than Nicholas Cage, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, and who was once married to Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie.

So, for chills and thrills in the Big Easy take a smaltzy ghost tour and go see Nicholas Cage’s house at 1140 Royal Street.  The odds are you won’t see either a ghost or Nicholas, but you can say you’ve been there.

Sheree Zielke

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7 Responses to “Most Haunted House in New Orleans is Owned by a Big Hollywood Star!”

  1. didn’t know cage had a house like that. nice photos, wasted the 2nd shot had a bit of motion blur.

  2. Sheree says:


    Thanks for the comment. The blur is an animated tour guide; I thought it very fitting.


  3. Bob Conrad says:

    Would you like to see the inside?

  4. Sheree says:

    The inside of Cage’s house? Sure. How does one do that without getting arrested?


  5. I\’ve never thought that my favorite actor Cage has a haunted house. I also like to see the inside, maybe its a lot different than the outside. I\’ll try to research on that. =)

  6. teri says:

    great article – this place is so scary, cool.

  7. I like Mr. Cage too. I guess I can\’t help it since he has filmed in my neighborhood in L.A. and was brought up pretty much near me. Last time he was on Letterman he said he bought a German castle. I also believe that it\’s good to invest in real estate. Especially now. Now is the time to buy before houses go up again. If Mr. Cage was ever to read this, I would tell him that I don\’t blame him for not sleeping there. Even if it wasn\’t really haunted, who could get a good night\’s sleep there? You\’d be afraid to go to sleep, constantly listening and listening, waiting to hear something. No, I couldn\’t buy one because my children and I have to sleep at the only house we can afford. But, if he appears on Letterman again, I think I would like to hear him discuss about how he has discovered helping sick children. As a child advocate for disabled children, I\’m alwasy thrilled to hear that an actor is spending some time and money on our future generation.
    Lisa Stevenson