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Gallier House

Neighborhood: French Quarter
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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Activities: Leisure education
Description: 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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Excellent historic house tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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 

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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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Texas
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love a historic home tour and our recent tour of Gallier House was top notch! Sarah, our Docent was interesting and knowledgable. The architecture was beautiful and Mr Gallier's design was ahead of his time. The house included a "bathing room" which was unheard of at the time Gallier House was built. If you love historic homes and enjoy... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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