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“Fantastic tour fantastic gift shop”

Beauregard-Keyes House
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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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fantastic tour fantastic gift shop”
Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

We went here around 10:30am and were the only two on the tour, the guide was extremely knowledgeable about the general and the author who restored the house and the tour gives complete access. The whole house has been completely restored and is a fascinating insight into that era. Our guide even apologised to us because he said the house was old, coming from the UK he said our old houses were 'really old'. A bonus is the gift shop which although it does not carry a vast amount of items they are different and good value I actually spent Monet in this one.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice tour of a beautiful home”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Rang the bell promptly at 2 with no answer....after about 5 minutes of waiting I called the phone number and the gentleman answered saying he was on his way. It was just my husband, son and me for the tour and the cost was $10 for me. My husband is military so I assume he was free and the guide didn't charge for my son which was exceptionally nice of him. I don't remember the tour guides name but he was very nice and personable. His love of the home is evident and he's chalk full of great information about it! The home is just lovely and a great little addition to our day spent in the quarter!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Fancy24
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Lovely house right in the French Quarter”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This house is convenient to the French Quarter and is on the national historic registry. Tours start every hour on the hour until 3pm. We were charged the senior rate of $8 and the full fare is $9, I believe. The tour guide clearly loves the house and has many stories to tell that make the house interesting. Mr. Beauregard built the house and was in the civil war. Mrs. Keyes was a well known author in the area and published over 50 books and lived in the house in the early 1900's. The house has lots of interesting furnishings and portraits and the back quarters are also interesting where Mrs. Keyes wrote her books and lived in her later years. They also have a collection of dolls; not all are on display as they are renovating the room in which they were kept, none the less interesting to see the ones on display. The tour lasts about an hour and there is a small gift shop. Lovely courtyard and small formal garden. The house is a center hall with large rooms on both sides and well furnished.

Visited July 2012
3 Thank dolls111
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“nice old house”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice tour but make sure you are on time they will not wait for you.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank diceman13
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Canton, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very good guides!”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

No tours after 3pm and none at all on Sunday! But interesting!

Visited June 2012
1 Thank BeBe53207
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