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Beauregard-Keyes House

1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-523-7257
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Ranked #26 of 171 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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Staten Island, NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Washington DC
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134 reviews 134 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed the informative tour! Lovely old home with period antiques. Our guide made history come alive! Worth a stop!

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Memphis, TN USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I didn't even know this house was in NOLA, and I've been here dozens of times over the last 40+ years. What a treat to see the home of a favorite author and sit on her porch and read.

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Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We learned a lot about Civil War General Beauregard and author Frances Parkinson Keyes, who both owned and lived in the house at different times. She was instrumental in its preservation. An interesting floor plan, adapted over the years.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Didn't know what to expect here, but was close to where we were staying. Turned out to be a great surprise and only $10. Ott did a great job with the tour and we learned a lot about Confederate General Beauregard and the author Keyes. A lot of great antiques, interesting architecture, and historical information. Don't miss stopping here while... More

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marblehead, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My mom and I wanted to go on a plantation tour, but ran out of time. This tour gave us a feel for what life was like in historic NOLA. Beautiful furniture, architecture, and only 2 others on the tour. Very knowledgable guide.

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Tampa, FL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a great tour! The docent was so interesting and had quite a number of facts about this house and the people who lived here. I had no idea Frances Parkinson Keyes was such a prolific author! I am now curious about her works. The history of General Beauregard was also fascinating. The house is gorgeous and has many... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our tour guide was very thorough with the history and stories of the house. The gardens on the side and rear of the house are beautiful, and the interior design restored by Keyes is breath taking! Pictures of the property won't justify, definitely recommend taking a tour and taking lots of pictures.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I came across this tour through Groupon and decided to give it a try to learn more about NOLA's history. I was extremely pleased with the tour, the guide and property itself. On the tour you are walked through many rooms throughout the property, through the courtyard and through the beautiful garden. I truly wish I could remember my guide's... More

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