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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
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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Gallier House

The tour guide had excellent information on the history of the house. Loved all the architecture throughout the house.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour guide had excellent information on the history of the house. Loved all the architecture throughout the house.

Thank LindaMGR
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shows the historic charm of the French Quarter. Lots of details intact in the thome! Interesting even for children!

Thank Meredith C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful old home is only five blocks up from the Cathedral on Royal Street. The one hour tour is really informative and cover the home, contents and occupiers. See how upper middle class people lived along with their slaves. Very different to plantation life. A gorgeous old home and wonderful guide. Well worth an hour of your time.

1 Thank tripellen
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peter led an extremely interesting tour. Unlike some of the for-profit plantation tours, this one is based on detailed historical records that bring the Gallier family to life. The house is also beautiful!

1 Thank enavant12
Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are seeking a house tour that is fully decorated to show what it would have been like pre-Civil war then check it out. USD $15 per person entry fee and a nice comparison after seeing a plantation house. Also a nice way to get in out of the hear for a bit as fully converted with AC!

1 Thank Penny A
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

If you have time will in NO, it is always a good idea to visit these remarkably beautiful homes and to learn a bit about the history of the house and the people who lived in them. The tour started promptly and our guide was knowledgable and very sweet. She made sure that we were able to see everything, while... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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.

1 Thank Carol K
Nottingham, Uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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