Historic-House Tour for Two from Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses (Half Off). Two Options Available.

French Quarter

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A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside history with this Groupon.

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$12 for a tour of the Hermann-Grima House for two on a Monday, Friday or Saturday (up to a $24 value) $15 for a tour of the Hermann-Grima House for two and an open-hearth-cooking demonstration on a Tuesday or Thursday (up to a $30 value) Click here to see available tour times.

Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses

At the Vieux Carré, New Orleans' famous 85-block French Quarter, modern-day visitors moving in and out of National Historic Landmark properties are transported to city's past while taking in the mishmash of architectural styles distinguished by colorful facades and filigreed iron galleries and balconies. The restored landmark property known as the Gallier House makes its home in the Quarter, waiting to dazzle with the 19th-century splendor that backdropped the lives of their inhabitants—a diverse crew of enslaved workers, tycoons, free people of color, architects, and robots—more than a century ago.

The Gallier House was built in 1860 by renowned architect James Gallier Jr., who also designed the old French Opera House and Municipality Hall (now Gallier Hall). Gallier ensured the house was ahead of its time by installing a bathroom with indoor plumbing, a ventilation system to circulate air, an attached kitchen, and a hologram butler. The fully furnished two-story house also contains a courtyard, carriageway, and slave quarters, and it inspired Louis and Lestat's New Orleans residence in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. In 1996, The Woman's Exchange bought the property, ensuring that it would be preserved as a museum and historic landmark. Today, curators illuminate the mansion’s history through frequent exhibits and educational programs for people of all ages.


Reviews

If you want to get a good idea of what life was like in the French Quarter a couple hundred years ago, then this is the place for you.

ReadersouthernUSA, TripAdvisor, 1/5/12

A wonderful historic property expertly presented.

RiverlanGone, TripAdvisor, 1/2/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Our tour guide was lovely & knowledgeable :)”

  • “THE GUIDE WAS AWESOME!!!!! This is probably one of the most memorable spots of New Orleans!”

  • “Was a great tour. Live in this great city and finally had opportunity to visit this lovely historic home.”

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    French Quarter

    820 St. Louis St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

    504-525-5661

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In a Nutshell

Staff conducts demonstrations in 19th-century two-story mansion's working, open-hearth kitchen & offers exhibits & educational programs

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 1st, 2012. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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