113 Beauregard-Keyes House – New Orleans

French Quarter, New Orleans. House formerly residence of General P.G.T. Beauregard and later writer Francis Parkinson Keyes.

Is the Beauregard Keyes House Haunted?

Is the Beauregard Keyes House haunted? In this episode Pat and Rebecca explore the history and hauntings of one of the most haunted houses in New Orleans. Visitors and staff report seeing a woman in white, Civil War soldiers and more.. Is it true? Listen and vote!

Questions Explored in this Episode

Where is the house and when was it built? Who has owned the home and who has lived there? How did it get its name? Was it the site of an attack on the Scicilian mob in 1908? Do people still hear the sounds and smell the scents of a Civil War battle? Is there the ghost of a woman in white? Does the ghost of author Francis Keyes’s dog Lucky haunt it?  Does Beauregard himself still linger there? Is it haunted?


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History of the Beauregard Keyes House

Pat explores the history of the house and those that lived there, including the most famous residents, Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and Frances Parkinson Keyes.

The Debate

Pat and Rebecca debate if the house is haunted. Staff and visitors have reported hauntings since at least the 1980s. Ghosts include Civil War soldiers, Beauregard himself, a woman in white, Keyes’s dog Lucky, a cat named Caroline, and a party in the ballroom. Is it haunted?

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauregard-Keyes_House
Beauregard Keyes House: https://www.bkhouse.org/
Very Local: https://www.verylocal.com/haunted-nola-the-beauregard-keyes-house/12301/
Ghost City Tours – https://ghostcitytours.com/new-orleans/haunted-places/beauregard-keyes-house/https://ghostcitytours.com/new-orleans/haunted-places/beauregard-keyes-house/
NOLA Ghosts – https://nolaghosts.com/the-beauregard-keyes-house/
US Ghost Adventures: https://usghostadventures.com/new-orleans/beauregard-keyes-house/
Haunted Houses: http://hauntedhouses.com/louisiana/beauregard-keyes-house/
The Line Up: https://the-line-up.com/beauregard-keyes-house
Hill Country History – https://hillcountryhistory.org/2017/10/14/beauregard-keyes-house-1826/
Haunted New Orleans: https://www.hauntedneworleanstours.com/hauntedhouses/Beauregard-Keyes%20house/
Southern Spirit Guide: https://www.southernspiritguide.org/creepiness-on-chartres-street/
kentucky.com: https://www.kentucky.com/living/travel/article76360572.html
Mike Scott Writes: https://mikescottwrites.com/2021/05/29/the-dark-history-of-new-orleans-iconic-beauregard-keyes-house/
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Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann

“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com