Gallier House Summer Dress Tour for Two or Four from Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses (Up to Half Off)

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Staff usher tours through 19th century, two-story mansion in the French Quarter, highlighting Southern summer decoration customs

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Historic homes give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for a Summer Dress tour for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for a Summer Dress tour for four (up to a $48 value)

Guests take a 45- to 60-minute Summer Dress tour of the Gallier House, a fully furnished, two-story house designed by famed local architect James Gallier Jr. and decked out with the cutting-edge technological and architectural elements of the 19th century. As they tour the restored gardens, carriageway, slave quarters, and elegant rooms of the main house, visitors get a sense of what life was like during summer in the 1800s and observe the annual redecorating traditions designed to keep the house cool in the sweltering Southern heat. During the tour, they also have opportunities to learn more about the period's open-hearth cooking, mourning customs, and holiday traditions. Tour times vary; click here for available days and 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.


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Relaxing, beautiful, and most definitely interesting.

Caroline M., Yelp, 6/2/11

Very and fascinating glimpse into New Orleans life in mid 1800's.

Audrey B., TripAdvisor, 1/30/13

Tips

  • “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

    1132 Royal St

    New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

    504-525-5661

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