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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
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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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Great architectural story with historical insight into New Orleans 19th century society

We felt the Gallier House would be an interesting house to visit because it was an architect's house, and we weren't disappointed. Our guide was a young, enthusiastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SK E

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We felt the Gallier House would be an interesting house to visit because it was an architect's house, and we weren't disappointed. Our guide was a young, enthusiastic architectural historian who herself is a native of New Orleans and of Creole origin. From this tour and our guide, we saw more than bricks, mortar and furniture in the house. We... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful townhouse built on the eve of the Civil War and meticulously restored. The entry price ($15) is a bit steep, but it was worth it thanks to our excellent tour guide who was eloquent and extremely knowledgeable about the house and the era. He shared a lot of interesting information about the Gallier family and life... More 

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our guide, Peter Dandridge, did an outstanding job of guiding us through Gallier House. We visited many older homes while in New Orleans and our while group agreed this was the best narrative we had ever experienced in a house tour. He knew detailed interesting information about the home that enriched our experience.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Forget Bourbon Street. Try the several historic homes in the French Quarter. This one had a great guide who knew every question we asked. He related this house to the other one ( Hermann-Grima) both operated by the Woman's Exchange. Do them both with this one second. You will see the differences in living arrangements, family life style, community traditions,... More 

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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 

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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 

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Calgary, Canada
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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.

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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 

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.