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Beauregard-Keyes House

1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Ranked #30 of 166 attractions in New Orleans
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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Acton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a simple, lovely and personal tour of a home with a very characteristic New Orleans architecture. The telling of the home's and its occupants' history, as conveyed by Mr. Howe, was fascinating and entertaining. He did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life and relating it to the history of the city, the south and even... More

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SF Bay Area
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If you enjoy history and/or house tours, you will like this. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The house is lovely and has an interesting history. It is closed on Sundays and, as we found out, the Saturday before Easter. Tours are on the hour and everything is locked until then, so plan accordingly. We didn't, but it gave... More

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Carrboro, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you're not into history, old houses, PGT Beauregard or Frances Parkinson Keyes, then this is not the place for you. However if you are into any one of those things I would certainly recommend it. A gorgeous home rich with history, and the man who gave the tour was witty and very kind-spirited. I was not at all disappointed!

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This house had several interesting residents and there were several guides to explain them all. There was how it got built, who got killed, who made it a historical site and the obligatory ghost story.

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Cleveland, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Took this tour in May and it was something we had found on groupon (always a good value for travelers!). The tours start on the hour and the front door will be locked until it's time for the next tour and you will have to wait on the front porch- so prepare yourself for that if you don't enjoy being... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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167 reviews 167 reviews
91 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

If history is your thing, the Beauregard-Keyes House will definitely deserve a visit! Built in 1826, this is one of the best known historic homes in all of New Orleans... and it is easy to see why. Located in the lovely French Quarter, tours are conducted on the hour, and a wonderful peek into the 19th century will await. The... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Very informative and it was wonderful to be able to go through the home. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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Orlando, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a nice example of a New Orleans home. Our tour guide was quite a character which made for some interesting moments in our four person tour. He was knowledgable on the area and gave us some good restaurant tips. Anyway, the house itself has some nice things in it and is beautifully decorated. There is a piano they... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The house is open for tours on the hour, just turn up and bang on the hour the guide will come to the front door. Pleasant hour spent learning of the history of the house. Interesting place!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed touring this beautiful home. The tour guide, Ott, was especially knowlegeable and witty. He seemed to have a real love for this old home. The decor was spot on as was the attentiion to detail. It's a fantastic value for a little bit of money, a true must see!

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