Recommended Tours

The Logan Mansion

725 Austin Place (Christian Street)

Lafayette Logan owned an icehouse in Shreveport and brewed Budweiser beer in the icehouse. Adolphus Bush would frequently visit the facility. Logan died in 1919 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, within sight of the house. The Mansion was apparently sold the same year, becoming a boarding house. Throughout its lifetime, Logan Mansion has also housed church facilities; in the 1970-80’s period it was the KCOZ fm radio station. At numerous times it has been unoccupied. Today, it is a private residence once more.

Legends of haunting have persisted through the years due to two sightings of a small girl in a second-floor window, while the house was vacant. After one of the sightings the house was searched and found empty. A new development occurred in 2009 when “people” were seen in the second floor window, while the current owners were not in the house; numerous incidents continue to happen. A paranormal research team investigated the house, and filmed orbs (using infra-red cameras) traveling up and down the grand staircase. EVP’s were also recorded.

This is a beautiful Victorian mansion, one the few surviving in Shreveport. It contains many period antiques. Proceeds from the tours are used for the ongoing restoration of the house. In 2008, a film company restored one of the bedrooms and filmed a scene for the movie “The Pardon.” It is the story of Toni Jo Henry, a Shreveport prostitute who committed a murder near Lake Charles, and was the only woman in Louisiana history to be executed in the electric chair.

Tours are $10 per person, by reservation only. Shreve Town Ghost Walk highly recommends this tour. It is a fascinating house, filled with interesting stories. Part of the Oakland Cemetery Tour is an informative walk past Logan Mansion.

Hosting is available for Teas, birthdays, wedding receptions, and other events.

Call 318-459-2285 or visit for more information.

The Davis House


Built in 1916, the house was purchased in 2002 by Marsha and Terry Gill, and has undergone a restoration and transformation. Although on the corner of Wilkinson Street and prominent Line Avenue, when it was purchased the front yard was consumed by vines, the house almost hidden from sight. After years of work, it is now in pristine shape and contains many fascinating antiques, some belonging to Dr. W. T. D. Dalzell, Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church from 1866 until his death in 1899. It is a house preserved in time.

It is also haunted.

The spirit “living” in the house is thought to be that of Mary Montgomery Davis, whose wedding dress and photo reside in a small parlor in the house (her photo is on our website main page). In 2009, an investigation by the Louisiana Paranormal Society obtained several EVP’s. During the investigation, the sleeve of a Victorian sleeping gown, hanging on an antique armoire, lifted, as if to touch, one of the investigators while his back was turned. It was observed by another investigator, but not captured on film.

This is a fun tour of a beautiful house, now over 90 years old, filled with many historical items, and is highly recommended by the Shreve Town Ghost Walk. Cost is $10 per person, by appointment only.

Please call 318-221-3881 for information!

The Excelsior Hotel

Anything built in the late 1850's has to be haunted, right? Yep. Learn why director
Steve Spielberg checked in the Excelsior, then checked out, refusing to spend the night!

The Jefferson Hotel

So, if a Hotel built in the late 1850’s is haunted, one built
in the early 1850’s is even more haunted, right? Yep.
Ask guests who have checked out at 3 am, in their pajamas…

Tour the haunted Big Cypress Coffee Shop across the street and learn its murderous past.
Ghosts have been seen in several of the pre-Civil War buildings, or climbing an exterior
staircase, or standing in a second floor window. But by no means are the hauntings
confined to the downtown buildings. The residential area is alive with the dead.
See the haunted house that your tour guide Jodi Breckenridge refuses to enter.

Jefferson, during its hey-days of the late nineteenth century, was commercially the
second largest city in Texas, fed by steamboat traffic from Shreveport, surpassed only
by Galveston in importance. More millionaires lived in Jefferson than anywhere in Texas.
Today, it’s a sleepy tourist attraction full of charm, history, good food, and antique shops.

And Ghosts.

Muster up your courage, take a friend to hang on to, and venture into the darkness while
Jodi tells stories of history and hauntings on The Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk!

After you finish, spend the night in either The Excelsior Hotel, or the Jefferson Hotel.

We triple-dog dare ya.
Mansfield Battle Grounds Ghost Tour

Mansfield Battle Grounds Ghost Tour

On Saturday, October 29, Mansfield State Historic Site will re-create the gruesome aftermath of a Civil War battle by taking visitors on a special night tour of the Mansfield battlefield. Authentically costumed tour guides will take visitors onto the battlefield by candle lantern, where re-enactors in period dress will act out various scenes at stops along the trail. Ongoing tours will be taken out during the program’s two-hour run, with tours lasting about 25 minutes.
The program will run ongoing from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Parents should know that some of the program’s content may be too intense for small children.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Program Admission is $5.00 per person; children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information, call
318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit us at

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