Editor’s Note: We’re big fans of Halloween here at 20×49.com. Today’s post begins a month-long series of weekly posts highlighting some of our favorite Halloween tours and attractions in Shreveport-Bossier.
Photo Note: A portion of the attic of Logan Mansion in Shreveport.
The historic Logan Mansion, located at 725 Austin Place in Shreveport, will once again host its popular haunted candlelight tours on Halloween night, Fri., Oct. 31, 2014. Guided tours exploring the house will begin every 20 minutes, 6-9 p.m. Admission is $10 and tours last approximately one hour. Reservations are not necessary.
Built in 1897 by beer distributor Lafayette Robert Logan, the Victorian-style mansion has long been rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a young girl who is said to have fallen from an upstairs window. During tours at Logan Mansion, guests will see all 17 rooms of the mansion as well as the 2,000-square-foot attic, hearing ghost stories along the way.
“This isn’t a staged tour, there aren’t people jumping out at you or anything like that,” said Logan Mansion owner Vicki Lebrun, who has owned the historic mansion since 2005. “Guests will get a tour of the entire house, and they’ll hear stories about the haunting that we have here.”
One of the things that I love about this tour is the intimate nature of the whole affair. The owners of the home – who’ve personally experienced some genuinely strange occurrences in the house – are there to tell the tale firsthand. And, regardless of whether or not you believe in the paranormal, the attic of Logan Mansion is just a flat-out creepy space. As someone who leads tours on a regular basis, I’ve led groups through Oakland Cemetery at dusk, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at night, and lots of other places that are said to be haunted. For my money, the attic of Logan Mansion is the creepiest 2,000 square feet in Shreveport’s city limits. This tour is highly recommended for those interested in the paranormal.
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