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“Lovely house right in the French Quarter” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beauregard-Keyes House

Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-523-7257
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Ranked #25 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Occupants of this historic house, now a museum, included Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Lovely house right in the French Quarter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This house is convenient to the French Quarter and is on the national historic registry. Tours start every hour on the hour until 3pm. We were charged the senior rate of $8 and the full fare is $9, I believe. The tour guide clearly loves the house and has many stories to tell that make the house interesting. Mr. Beauregard built the house and was in the civil war. Mrs. Keyes was a well known author in the area and published over 50 books and lived in the house in the early 1900's. The house has lots of interesting furnishings and portraits and the back quarters are also interesting where Mrs. Keyes wrote her books and lived in her later years. They also have a collection of dolls; not all are on display as they are renovating the room in which they were kept, none the less interesting to see the ones on display. The tour lasts about an hour and there is a small gift shop. Lovely courtyard and small formal garden. The house is a center hall with large rooms on both sides and well furnished.

Visited July 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“nice old house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice tour but make sure you are on time they will not wait for you.

Visited August 2011
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Canton, Mississippi
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“Very good guides!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

No tours after 3pm and none at all on Sunday! But interesting!

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful home, interesting history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

No reservation necessary. Just show up on time. Takes less than an hour. Beautiful home every room is fully decorated. It's a guided tour and our guide told us a little bit of history and every room. There's also servants quarters and a garden on the property.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Excellent way to spend an hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

After ringing the front bell at the crack of noon, we were welcomed into the Beauregard-Keyes House by resident manager Ott Howell. Mr. Howell clearly loves this historic property and enjoys sharing it and the stories of its residents with visitors. He really brings each room to life and welcomes curiosity. After a colorful tour of the main house, courtyard and rear structures, we ended up in the little gift shop, which is full of the out-of-print books written by Frances Keyes, the woman who restored the property. It's all very charming and well worth the hour or so.

Visited May 2012
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