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Gallier House

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Address: 1118 and 1132 Royal St., Between G ov. Nicholls and Ursuline sts., New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504/525-5661
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a...

This historic home, built in 1857 by James Gallier, Jr., now serves as a museum. Tours are available Monday-Friday.

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This is one of a must-do tours while visiting New Orleans for the first time. The city is rich in culture and preserved architecture that have lasted for centuries until present... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of a must-do tours while visiting New Orleans for the first time. The city is rich in culture and preserved architecture that have lasted for centuries until present days. We came on a Tuesday afternoon for 11 am tour. The price is $15/person but it is so worth it. Our docent was extremely knowledgeable and easy to... More 

Thank HeidiHonigmelone
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favorite house tour, mainly because it has been so meticulously set that I felt I had been transported back in time. Very informative tour guide and intriguing history to this house. Don't miss it.

Thank Carol K
Nottingham, Uk
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am an architect who recently visited New Orleans with friends. I wanted to find a place where I could see what city centre life was like in a typical French Quarter house back in the day. The Gallier House is a great example and I would really recommend it to anyone as you get to see the house with... More 

Thank Stavros-Nottingham
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I had a wonderful docent who clearly loves this house. She was able to answer all my questions. The house was built by the architect James Gallier, Jr. He tried new things here and then did/did not use them in future houses that he built. He included innovative ventilation and hot water systems. There are several things that I did... More 

Thank Kathy_R-Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This stay was absolutely amazing. We booked a quick trip to NOLA and this place was more than perfect. It was a wonderful location within walking distance of everything in the French Quarter. We were impressed the second we walked in by the overall appearance, amenities, cleanliness, and the size of the apartment. It was very easy to access and... More 

Thank Tara K
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A nice peek into upper middle class N.O. history. Lots of original architectural detail and family insight. Will look forward to visiting their sister house on our next trip

Thank caryn1958
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This great house of the 1850's gives a good insight into the New Orleans life of that period. One can see the innovations of the architect-builder. We really enjoyed the beautiful furnishings. Our tour guide did a great job, If you have an interest in historic houses, this is a must see in New Orleans.

Thank tomas417
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

We felt the Gallier House would be an interesting house to visit because it was an architect's house, and we weren't disappointed. Our guide was a young, enthusiastic architectural historian who herself is a native of New Orleans and of Creole origin. From this tour and our guide, we saw more than bricks, mortar and furniture in the house. We... More 

Thank SK E
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is a beautiful townhouse built on the eve of the Civil War and meticulously restored. The entry price ($15) is a bit steep, but it was worth it thanks to our excellent tour guide who was eloquent and extremely knowledgeable about the house and the era. He shared a lot of interesting information about the Gallier family and life... More 

Thank voyageur08
Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our guide, Peter Dandridge, did an outstanding job of guiding us through Gallier House. We visited many older homes while in New Orleans and our while group agreed this was the best narrative we had ever experienced in a house tour. He knew detailed interesting information about the home that enriched our experience.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.