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Beauregard-Keyes House

1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-523-7257
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Ranked #27 of 174 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: This raised center hall house was built in 1826, for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier. Named for two famous former residents, the Confederate... more »
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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I visited several historical homes and plantations while in New Orleans and we found our visit at the Beauregard-Keyes House to be the most hands on of any of them. Exposure to 2 different time periods in history was also interesting. We were able to walk through the rooms and not just look from behind rope barriers.... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Most, if not all of the historic house tours, are either roped off by room, or stictly hands off! This tour you are able to touch some things. In addition, this tour welcomes pictures! Go Figure. The tour, which is about an hour, takes you through the home of the Confederate General Beauregard, which was later used by the writer... More

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East Coast
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This house is a wedding venue, so I'd recommend calling ahead to be certain that tours are operating and that catering staff hauling items throughout the house won't impact your visit. On the day of our visit, the 3 PM tour was canceled, but it wasn't noted on the website. We were lucky, so we thought, to have chosen the... More

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Glenbrook, Nevada
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ott was our guide and his love of this house was evident. My girlfriends and I had bought a groupon for the tour. Ott new his history and every inch of the house, very interesting, very informative, quietly funny, maybe a little thorny, but definitely a southern gentleman! The garden was also very beautiful...

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the Beauregard-Keyes House this past weekend and I am so very glad that we did. This was our third trip to New Orleans and first visit to the house. We arrived just after breakfast at 10 and were the only three on the tour. Dave (or David I do not remember) was our tour guide and was very... More

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218 reviews 218 reviews
118 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a sweet find. The house has period and original furniture that is more like artwork. The artwork is period and a couple pieces are truly stunning. Marble and hand carved cornices adorn the entire structure. Hardwood and chandeliers set everything off perfectly and the historical perspective is unique. Oh. Don't forget to look at the garden!

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Cleveland, OH
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11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I purchased this tour from Groupon prior to leaving for New Orleans. I wish I could remember our tour guides name. She was amazing! She knew so much about the property and all of the items inside. The tour which is typically 45 minutes lasted a bit longer from us side tracking her a little too much. We received a... More

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice house in the French Quarter that is actually just blocks from the sleazy bars. The Urseline nuns' convent (which is currently closed) is right across the street. For the cost of the tour and what you learn, well worth it.

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Staten Island, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This house is at the quiet end of the French Quarter on popular Chartres Street across the street from the Urseline nuns' convent (which is another great place to tour). We toured the house not knowing the back story of the famous author, Frances Parkinson Keyes, and army general Beauregard who formerly lived in the home. We just wanted to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We almost didn't go because I thought it might be too far to walk, but it is only about 2-3 blocks from the French Quarter. We thoroughly enjoyed the history, but most important to me was that I have many, many of her books in my garage that I have read over the years. Steamboat Gothic and Blue Camelia are... More

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