Old Powder House Inn

Old Powder House Inn

A building that stored gunpowder and ammunition for the Spanish military once sat on the property The Old Powder House now sits on. The dome-shaped coquina storage building was built in the 1700s. It was constructed outside the city walls in case of an explosion taking place.

▪ Our inn was moved to this property from another part of town in 1901. It was used as a private home.

▪ In 1916 the home was broken up into several apartments.

▪ In 1925 part of the home was also run as a store.

▪ Then, in the 1930’s it became an apartment building. It was first known as the Mary Frances Apartments. In the 1960’s it became the Paris Apartments.

▪ And finally, in 1989 it became the Old Powder House Inn.

As the story goes, it went back to its original name because over the years, people still always referred to it as the Old Powder House.

So just know that when you stay with us, you are a part of history!

 

For a haunted house, the Old Powder House Inn is unexpectedly tranquil. Located within the Ancient City’s defense walls (now gone), it got its name from the gunpowder house which used to be on the same property. Over a cup of tea, we talk to our host Katie about her experiences. After purchasing the inn, one of her first guests turned out to have a “sixth sense” and told her that there were at least three spirits in the Old Powder House Inn.

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