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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: +1 504-525-5661
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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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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A delightful and gentle hour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

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

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 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!

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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!

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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 16 July 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 5 July 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.

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French Quarter
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