New Orleans, Louisiana is a city of rich history, terrifying ghosts, and voodoo. For the most part, these paranormal topics are pronounced, becoming familiar tourist attractions in the town for years. But there are some sightings in the city that are lesser-known and require one to go out of their way to enjoy. One of these examples is the secret room of M.S. Rau Antiques.

M.S. Rau Antiques is an antique shop located on Royal Street in New Orleans. They are an international leader in rare and outstanding antiques. Established in 1912, this antique shop started off as a small store but since has grown into a massive industry leader and a fantastic place to stop when visiting the city. However, there are rumors and tales of a secret room in this antique shop.

According to the stories, if you enter M.S. Rau Antiques to view their amazing collectibles and artifacts, you can also request a tour. During this tour, they will lead you to the store, showing off all of the legendary products they offer. If you ask for a tour of the “secret room,” the guide will bring you to a hidden door, which leads into another section of the establishment. Once inside, many other artifacts are located within. These artifacts are reportedly very creepy and a bit off of the beaten path that the artifacts vendor typically takes. They are awe-inspiring items not to be looked over or missed if one is to visit the city.

Although typically tourists and visitors come by New Orleans, Louisiana for the chance to see a ghost, witness voodoo practices, or party, they can also view some of the shops that have made the city so uniquely beautiful since its founding date. Stores like M.S. Rau Antiques contain the historical essence of the town, and if you ever visit, you should take a tour and ask about the “secret room.”