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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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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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French Quarter Historic mansion tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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NJ
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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104 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 attraction reviews
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 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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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59 helpful votes 59 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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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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138 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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