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Gallier House

1118 and 1132 Royal St., Between G ov. Nicholls and Ursuline sts., New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
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Ranked #60 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a museum. Tours are available Monday-Friday.
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San Diego
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Built by a forward thinking architect. Nice house to see. Our guide Kate knew the subject matter of the tour very well and we were lucky to have such a personal tour as it was just the two of us and her. Note that this house and the other house run by TWE, Hermann-Grima House, both have a last tour... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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154 reviews 154 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

James Gallier Jr. lived here, a premier architect. This amazing house was the first in New Orleans to have indoor plumbing. The upstairs study where Mr. Gallier worked is interesting, notice the jury rigged hoses to supply gas to a chandelier. You can save money by buying tickets to this house and the Hermann-Grima house together.

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday without reservations. Tickets are purchased in the Gallier House Shop right next door to the Gallier house at the address on Royal St. I found it very well marked and easy to find. Both children (9 and 6) did fine during the 45 minute tour, but both were starting to phase out by the end. I... More

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Buena Park, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
76 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Tip: Save money by touring this house and Hermann-Grima. Save even more with a AAA discount. We visited at noon on a Friday, and were the only party on the tour. Our guide was friendly, and from a long-time New Orleans family with connections to the house. Besides genuine furnishings, it is interesting to see the early running water system... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This home is a wonderful gem for New Orleans! It is restored with beautiful furnishings, and has an interesting history. Our guide was very knowlegeable, and answered all questions. We also toured the Hermann-Grima House (also owned and operated by the Woman's Exchange), and enjoyed it as well. It is well worth your time to visit these homes!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The house and tour are wonderful. However, just like the Hermann-Grima House (which is owned by the same group) there is a remarkable lack of direction on where to go to purchase tickets. The address for the house is not where you purchase tickets. You must go through a driveway on an adjoining property to find the gift shop where... More

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Pleasanton, CA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
78 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's interesting to see how people lived in the 1800's. They only give tours at 10, 12, and 2. You can buy a family pack that gets you into this house as well as the Hermann-Grima house.

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Rome, Italy
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I love historic houses and this is a particularly good example of one. The furniture and arrangement of artefacts give a very authentic impression of life in the mid 19th century. One has the feeling that the family have just stepped out for a moment, leaving everything in its place. There was an excellent guide who was informative and answered... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The tour guide for this gem of a house was excellent. The house was built in 1860 and furnished in the style of the time. You learn about the architect who designed and built it and in the process learn about the French Quarter. Tour takes about an hour.

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Very and fascinating glimpse into New Orleans life in mid 1800's; very well informed guide who did a great job!

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