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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 #62 of 177 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner 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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Newport Beach, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Interestingly, this house was very much ahead of its time with indoor plumbing and a water heater. Designed by Gallier, a famous local architect for his family. Learn what life was like in the mid-late 1800's for wealthier residents of the French Quarter. The tour lasts about 1 hour. $12 admission ($10 with AAA). Our docent was very knowledgeable. Much... More

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San Diego
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
76 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
86 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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