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Beauregard-Keyes House

1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Ranked #31 of 172 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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Bulverde, Texas, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

As we entered the house, we were offered free Frances Parkinson Keyes books from a table. The docent introduced herself then led us through the house with entertaining stories from the initial building of the unique home in the French Quarter to the Mrs. Keyes time in the home. Never have I visited a historic home where the docent invited... More

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Mattawan, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you have an hour to spare while in New Orleans' French Quarter, stop by the Beauregard-Keyes House. This lovely historic home has been beautifully restored and the stories told by the tour guides are fascinating. The tour takes about an hour and is a nice way to take a cool break on a hot day.

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Longview, Texas, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Beauregard-Keyes (pronounced "kize") house mixes the old and the new. This beautifully furnished home belonged to General Beauregard. The furnishings are wonderful and in excellent condition. The gentleman that conducted the tour was extremely knowledgeable. One of my favorite authors, Frances Parkinson Keyes, from the 40's - 60's purchased the house and spent years restoring it to how it... More

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Memphis, TN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I Really liked the furnishings that are still in the house, as well as the tour guide himself. He was really nice & cool. so when your down at Jimmy buffets having a boat drink don't forget to walk just as couple of blocks over & tour this historic home.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The tour of this home took us back to New Orleans in the 1800s. Our tour guide was just great; friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He told interesting stories about the house and its inhabitants. The tour is of the main house, gardens and slave quarters which are all fascinating. This is a beautiful property, beautifully restored and right on Chartes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

beautifully decorated old home with a lot of history and colorful characters. Wonderfully preserved and great place to sit and relax while learning and enjoying New Orleans. Fabulous curved stairs and wide porch with shade. Recommend and enjoy.

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Buena Park, California
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70 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I have visited many historic houses, mansions, and castles. Many of them (especially in the US) are super strict and protective with rules like, don't touch and no photography. One of the things I enjoyed the most about Beauregard-Keyes House is that neither of those rules apply. Except for a few things in display cases, visitors are allowed to touch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Please take a couple of hours away from the bawdy side of new Orleans and visit this interesting house made more interesting by the affable, knowledgeable guide. Fascinating history of the two very diverse main occupants, a reasonable charge and they give you a free novel to take with you!

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New York City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very charming tour of a lovely home. The guides are well versed in the history of the home, and its famous occupants. So nice to see a well-preserved and restored home, in this age of pre-fab modern (sometimes) monstrosities. And nice reverie to imagine what life was like back in the day. Lots of interesting stories involving the home's former... More

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New York City, New York
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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

It was a lovely visit thru this nice old home to peek in the past. The tour guide was very knowledgable with history and Mrs Keyes' life. Can't wait to read one of her books!

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