Beauregard-Keyes House

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1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans Directions
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Report | 5 days ago
The tour guide was excellent! The stories and historical facts she told were super interesting. Much better experience this time...
Report | 9 days ago
Our tour guide Matt was fabulous.
Report | a month ago
Very interesting beautiful furniture,
Report | a month ago
Our tour guide was wonderful!
Report | 3 months ago
Be prepared to learn a lot and become educated about architectural influences in the French Quarter.
Report | 4 months ago
Tours begin on the hour every hour that they're offered. Arrive at a few moments before the hour, and ring the front door bell. Very enjoyable.
Report | 5 months ago
What a wonderful tour. Guide was very informative. Beautiful home with so much history.
Report | 5 months ago
Arrive early, parking can be several blocks away.
Report | 7 months ago
Do a little bit of homework before you go so you can ask good question. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge.
Report | 8 months ago
Rosana our guide was great! We loved the stories of the people that lived in the house and we were surprised to find out she was one of the descendants of one of the families that lived there. We were also thrilled to receive an antique book as a gi
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Beauregard-Keyes House, with a white-columned tuscan portico, was originally built in 1826 on land sold by the Old Ursuline Convent and rises dramatically above two grand stone staircases. Within the restored Victorian interior, period furniture, personal effects, and other ephemera pay tribute to the lives of the house?s two most famous residents: Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1866?1868) and Frances Parkinson Keyes (1944?70), author of tomes such as Dinner at Antoine?s, The Chess Players, and War and Peace. Beneath the soaring ceilings, dotted with chandeliers and flanked by intricate crown moulding, a stately piano, delicate china, and General Beauregard?s original bedroom furniture hark back to bygone days and decorating styles. Keyes? writing studio and her collections of fans, folk costumes, 200 dolls and 87 rare porcelain teapots recall a more modern era, and the brick-walled back garden, which has been tended by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans to replicate the original 1856 design, includes a cast-iron fountain and boxwood hedges.

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