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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 #56 of 166 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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Buena Park, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I love old houses and imagine how people used to live in the past. For 10$, this guided tour takes you back to the 1860's. The guide was lovely, perhaps not knowledgeable in all things, but so nice and attentive to our interests. Thanks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Definitely worth visiting! It's a fun way to learn some New Orleans history. This house also has slave quarters on display and the tour guide spoke a good to their experience. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered all of our comments. Make sure you check on the tour times. They only offer tours at scheduled times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This was a guided tour through a house built in the 1800's. It was designed and built by an architect name Gallier for his family and himself to live in. It was decorated in period pieces, but they were not original to the house. It was very beautiful. The guide told stories about the family and about what it was... More

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