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Hermann-Grima House

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The Hermann-Grima House is a gem in the New Orleans French Quarter. Built in 1831 by Samuel Hermann, this Vieux Carre home is one of the only Federal architectural style buildings in the area. Through ongoing preservation, this historic house museum...more
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820 Saint Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3416
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This tour is a great way to see how the upper class lived in New Orleans and it is a change of pace from roaming around the French Quarter. I highly recommend it for older children and up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KBiesecker
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure how long this has been up and running as a tourist site. Our guide seemed to be very nervous the whole time, as to what was going to be touched or bumped into (it’s hands off) and understandably. It was informative, but, for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The house is done up to look as it would have in the 1800s. You get a full sense of life back in the day, what the slaves endured, and how things would have been then.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to be the first tour of the day and had a ‘private’ tour and the guide was very informative and obviously knew her stuff. The house gives a real insight into life for the well off in New Orleans during the 19th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phoebe827
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour of an historic home with lots of information about the families that lived there. The guide was personable and very well informed and the tour length of approx. 45 minutes was just right.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank misplacedmidwestern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm hard to please when it comes to historic tours. I've often found I know more than the guide. Happily, not the case here! This was a wonderfully informative, detailed tour of the Hermann-Grima House. My husband and I were the only ones on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you seen the movie "Double Jeopardy" ? then you've seen this house as it was used in that film. I took my own walking tour to see a few places in one of my favorite flicks and happened across the Exchange shop. The ladies...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Location: in the middle of the French Quarter, next to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. The house is a great example of the NOLA historic style home. From the front, you can’t tell how large these estates are inside. The main house is over 6,000...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Educational AND entertaining. Very good opportunity to learn general New Orleans history. Also, provides a great view into everyday life in the French Quarter. Quite impressed with the level of knowledge of the guides. Overall experience A-OK!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this historic mansion. Guide was well informed. Tour only took about 45 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 20, 2017|
Response from Bathfurnituredsgnr | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15 Students, Seniors, Military $12
September 20, 2017|
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Response from 12dbryan | Reviewed this property |
It's under 16.00 per person (15-something). It's a really good tour and gives you so much historical details about the.e house, the family, the era, and about New Orleans. I highly recommend this one.
March 30, 2017|
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Response from 685deannes | Reviewed this property |
Not when I went, but you are free to ask the guide questions. We were the only ones on our tour, so it felt more custom to our individual interests. I'd email them to see if you could focus on her in your tour.
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Our trip itinerary 4 days in May (5 Replies)
Hi all We arrive in NO on 7 May for 4 nights. We are 2 adults late 40's with our 21 year old autistic son. We enjoy walking in the city, period homes, using the local public transport, and music. Need some advice on some places to eat and to listen to music. Thurs 7 May arrive airport late arvo pick up rental from airport and drive to Prytania hotel in garden district. Need recommendation for dinner close by not too expensive - $20 each or so. Fri 8/5 St Charles street car to FQ for...More
March 27, 2015|
Response fromjordansbulls|
If this is your first time to New Orleans I recommend just staying in the Quarter for the 4 days and maybe do one tour.
Hermann-Grima House or Gallier House? (3 Replies)
I'd like to tour the Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House but I only have time for one. Has anyone been to both? Which one would you recommend? Thanks!
January 17, 2008|
Response fromcewayfarer|
The one we really liked was the Hermann-Grima House. If I remember correctly, it is a larger house, complete with the stable and the tour seemed a lot more interesting. Hope this helps!
which house tour if only pick one? (8 Replies)
according to the NOLA website for itinerary examples, it states the following: "Some of the most famous historical homes offer tours for a small admission fee, such as the Beauregard-Keyes House, the Gallier House and the Hermann Grima House." the Beauregard House says it has a big collection of antique dolls, tea pots, delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes which sounds interesting. so i'm curious if anyone has been to all and which one was the best? thanks.
March 24, 2014|
Response fromTomahawk7498|
anybody have anything to add?