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“History brought to life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beauregard-Keyes House

Beauregard-Keyes House
1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-523-7257
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$25*
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Unsolved Mysteries of New Orleans
Ranked #52 of 298 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Brewster, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“History brought to life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

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 other parts of the country. Definitely a worthwhile hour.

Visited April 2013
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SF Bay Area
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good historic tour”
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 us time to grab a beer at Flanagan's Pub :-)

Visited April 2013
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Winchester, Virginia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great guide”
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!

Visited March 2013
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“History and variety”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good tour & inexpensive”
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 in the sun.

The tour was lively and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and seemed like she was really enjoying taking us through the house. Did not expect the courtyard off the back of the house, but then again this is very common in New Orleans, very beautiful. And there was a guesthouse off the back that the former owner lived in in her later years. Lots of history & very inexpensive. Would definitely suggest!

Visited May 2012
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