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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
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+1 504-525-5661
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Great experience with Michael Mae

The other day I was extremely lucky to get a guided tour from Michael Mae, an architectural historian at the house and it was very informative. He answered all of my (detailed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The other day I was extremely lucky to get a guided tour from Michael Mae, an architectural historian at the house and it was very informative. He answered all of my (detailed) questions about the house and was very knowledgeable about his subject. The house itself is quite a marvel as well: a wonderful example of architecture from its time... More 

Thank Anniekaylen
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

My 13 year old daughter and I stumbled upon this tour during a walk through the area. I am so glad we stopped in! What a wonderful experience and a great historic look into the past. Our tour guide was fantastic. The house was very well decorated and designed, and we were able to go into each room (limited to... More 

Thank Amymd73
New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

A very beautiful home with lots of information and history. It's definitely a treat to see what people lived like long ago in this city. It's well maintained and worth at least a stroll by.

1 Thank Bernardo F
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Gallier House is a fabulous opportunity to experience and see what 19th Century French Quarter homes were like. Clearly, not all people lived like this, but many did. The home is beautifully restored and docents provide excellent and informative tours that bring the home to life. James Gallier was an outstanding nationally renowned architect, and seeing work of his... More 

3 Thank Vieuxcarre
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This home was included in a Creole Christmas Tour. It was built by New Orleans architect James Gallier, Jr. in 1857. It has been authentically restored.

2 Thank AmandaOldRog
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

We visited the Gallier House on Tuesday after touring the Hermann-Grima House on Monday (there is a discount for going to both). To our surprise (and delight!), Docent Michael Mae greeted us. He had been our tour guide the day before. Since we thought the tours get busier as the day goes on both here and at the Hermann-Grima House,... More 

3 Thank KellyOKane
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

The house is beautifully restored, but the true highlight was our tour guide, who provided loads of interesting context to help us understand the history of the house and its occupants. We were moved by the inclusion of the history and experience of the household slaves, and how that ultimately shaped the New Orleans we know today.

3 Thank Love2CampDenver
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

When in the French Quarter take an hour off from the busy streets and go back in time for a delightful and interesting, gently guided stroll through a renovated mid-19th century house. Even children should not be bored.

3 Thank aghickie
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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

This restored house built in 1859 provides a fascinating view of life in pre-Civil War New Orleans. Built by a renown architect, the house has all of the most "modern" conveniences to include one of the city's first indoor bathrooms. Fully furnished, the house was decorated with black embellishments to reflect the local mourning rituals of the time. Our outstanding... More 

2 Thank mikelmask
San Jose, California
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

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

1 Thank LindaMGR

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