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Gallier House

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Address: 1118 and 1132 Royal St., Between G ov. Nicholls and Ursuline sts., New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504/525-5661
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Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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

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Historical home well worth the visit

This is a "sister" house to the Hermann-Grimma House. That means that if you visit one, you get a discount on the other. We visited both and highly recommend both. The tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kay M
Augusta, GA

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a "sister" house to the Hermann-Grimma House. That means that if you visit one, you get a discount on the other. We visited both and highly recommend both. The tour starts outside at this house where you get a brief lesson on wrought iron vs cast iron. Mr. Gallier was an architect, so there are some interesting touches... More 

Thank Kay M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gallier House was one of the highlights of my recent visit to Nola. The house is beautiful and the tour was insightful. Our tour guide was knowledgable and answered all of our questions. The museum has excellent customer service was also extremely accommodating! Would recommend!

Thank Laura G
Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NO INSIDE PHOTOS. I was one of four on the tour, and the only one under 40. The home was wonderfully restored back to the 1850’s. They were able to get a manifest of the homes inventory from insurance records, and find pieces that matched. The tour was a little over an hour long. I found it highly entertaining to... More 

Thank jenniealee
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a wonderfully restored historic home located in the French Quarter. The current furnishings are based on an inventory of the home's original furnishings. There is a 45 minute tour that begins on the hour. The cost of the tour is $15 per adult, but check for special half price offers. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and brought... More 

Thank Pat R
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The tour was about 45 minutes and quite good. Combined with the Herman grima house it was a nice comparison. Is it a MUST-SEE, no, but if you have the time it is nice to roam around in the old houses.

Thank afshan m
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This house can be visited by itself, or as a combo ticket with the Hermann-Grima Historic House. The guided tour was well designed starting across the street from the mansion with info about its architecture style and how it was built. The house was turned into a rental for a number of decades and does not retain as many of... More 

1 Thank fbc001
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We really enjoyed touring this lovely old house. It's not a mansion, but was made for more of an upper middle class family. Fun and informative tour. We did this house and the Hermann-Grima house tour (they are sister institutions). We learned a ton. The allegedly haunted Lalaurie home is nearby (not open). Great day in New Orleans, and the... More 

Thank ClintPage
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This house is located near the end of Royal Street, near the French Market and Cafe Du Monde (convenient for a coffee/beignet stop after visiting the house!). The historic "haunted" Lalaurie home is at 1140, next door, not open to the public, but pointed out on walking tours of the area. Our tour guide at Gallier House was very interesting,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We've been shown around a lot of Victorian houses over the years, but we enjoyed this more than any I can recently remember. The house itself is interesting, as other reviewers have described, but the docent was especially excellent, providing a tour that was not too simple and basic but also not overly detailed either,a good balance. She fielded questions... More 

4 Thank C0l0traveller
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a great tour! I recommend seeing both this and the Hermann-Grima house and you get a discount if you buy both tickets at the same time.

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