Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana!

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana!

The history of this centuries-old stone building is a bit vague, but legend says Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop was built sometime between 1761 and 1762, and that the blacksmithing was just a front to hide the illegal activities of pirate Jean Lafitte. The building, now an atmospheric piano bar, is lit only by candlelight. Numerous guests have spotted Jean Laffite himself lingering around the fireplace where it’s said he stashed his gold, sitting at a back table, or hanging around the women’s restroom. he was known as a notorious womanizer. Guests have also reported seeing a distraught woman in period garb pacing towards the back of the building.

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