Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses

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820 Saint Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70112 820 Saint Louis St., New Orleans Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15045255661
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Nice to see historical houses
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Our tour guide was lovely & knowledgeable :)
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Guides were great. Tour was interesting. We would do it again.
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Very interesting look at the past life of New Orleans and the different families who lived in this house. Well worth your time and money.
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Excellent and informative tour, beautiful historic house. Recommend!
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Brilliant tour, really informative. Highly recommended.
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Enjoyed the tour, informative & enjoyable trip to the past
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Thank you very much for a thorough and informative tour.
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I loved getting more of the local history of the Quarter and seeing the homes people lived in.
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Tour guide was excellent, very interesting facts learned, well worth the time and money.
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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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