Historic Gallier House 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 that inspired setting for Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

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Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Tour times vary, check online for available days and times. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Gallier House for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $24 for a tour of the Gallier House for four (up to a $48 value)<p>

Guests tour a fully furnished, two-story house decked out with the cutting-edge technological and architectural elements of the 19th century, glimpsing what life was like in the 1800s in a house with a courtyard garden, slave quarters, and carriageway. Tours times vary, click here for available days and times.<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

167 Ratings

Bought tickets due to Groupon discount for our group (without consulting rest of group). Everyone enjoyed the tour and house, it was very interesting and gave us a good background of early New Orleans.
Nancy B. · August 3, 2013
Nice to see historical houses
Sylvia S. · July 25, 2013
Was a great tour. Live in this great city and finally had opportunity to visit this lovely historic home.
Brian W. · June 27, 2013
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