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Gallier House

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French Quarter
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Address: 1118 and 1132 Royal St., Between G ov. Nicholls and Ursuline sts., New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-525-5661
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00

This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a...

This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a museum. Tours are available Monday-Friday.

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A must during your visit

The Gallier House is a fabulous opportunity to experience and see what 19th Century French Quarter homes were like. Clearly, not all people lived like this, but many did. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Gallier House is a fabulous opportunity to experience and see what 19th Century French Quarter homes were like. Clearly, not all people lived like this, but many did. The home is beautifully restored and docents provide excellent and informative tours that bring the home to life. James Gallier was an outstanding nationally renowned architect, and seeing work of his... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This home was included in a Creole Christmas Tour. It was built by New Orleans architect James Gallier, Jr. in 1857. It has been authentically restored.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We visited the Gallier House on Tuesday after touring the Hermann-Grima House on Monday (there is a discount for going to both). To our surprise (and delight!), Docent Michael Mae greeted us. He had been our tour guide the day before. Since we thought the tours get busier as the day goes on both here and at the Hermann-Grima House,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The house is beautifully restored, but the true highlight was our tour guide, who provided loads of interesting context to help us understand the history of the house and its occupants. We were moved by the inclusion of the history and experience of the household slaves, and how that ultimately shaped the New Orleans we know today.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

When in the French Quarter take an hour off from the busy streets and go back in time for a delightful and interesting, gently guided stroll through a renovated mid-19th century house. Even children should not be bored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This restored house built in 1859 provides a fascinating view of life in pre-Civil War New Orleans. Built by a renown architect, the house has all of the most "modern" conveniences to include one of the city's first indoor bathrooms. Fully furnished, the house was decorated with black embellishments to reflect the local mourning rituals of the time. Our outstanding... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The tour guide had excellent information on the history of the house. Loved all the architecture throughout the house.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Shows the historic charm of the French Quarter. Lots of details intact in the thome! Interesting even for children!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This beautiful old home is only five blocks up from the Cathedral on Royal Street. The one hour tour is really informative and cover the home, contents and occupiers. See how upper middle class people lived along with their slaves. Very different to plantation life. A gorgeous old home and wonderful guide. Well worth an hour of your time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Peter led an extremely interesting tour. Unlike some of the for-profit plantation tours, this one is based on detailed historical records that bring the Gallier family to life. The house is also beautiful!

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