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Gallier House, New Orleans

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Gallier House is a restored 19th-century historic house museum located on Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.

It was originally the home of prominent New Orleans architect, James Gallier Jr. Construction began in 1857 and he moved in with his wife and children in 1860.

The fully furnished house includes a courtyard garden, elegant carriageway, and slave quarters. The interior is restored and furnished in the style of the 1850s. The home boasts numerous technological and architectural advancements for its time, offering a glimpse into 19th-century cutting-edge design. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974 for its association with Gallier, one of the city's most important architects of the mid-19th century.
In 1996, the Woman's Exchange became the steward of this historic house after acquiring it from Tulane University. The Gallier House reflects an accurate and comprehensive historic restoration of one of New Orleans’ time-honored landmarks.
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  • Aside from the fact that public parking in French Quarter is highway robbery unless you have an hour to look for a public space and carefully read restrictions, this is a very good tour. Guide had... 
    Aside from the fact that public parking in French Quarter is highway robbery unless you have an hour to look for a public space and carefully read restrictions, this is a very good tour. Guide had...  more »
  • The Gallier house was a state of the art home in the mid 1800s. While Gallier was wealthy, there were far more wealthy men in the city. The tour is an hour long and worth it. 
    The Gallier house was a state of the art home in the mid 1800s. While Gallier was wealthy, there were far more wealthy men in the city. The tour is an hour long and worth it.  more »
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  • Fascinating tour of an architect's own house. James Gallier Jr., a prominent New Orleans architect, started construction in 1857 and moved in 1860. He experimented with some unique ideas on his own house. Excellent tour with our new guide! There is a lovely brick courtyard with a blooming Lady Banks rose trailing over the wall. Just come prepared, New Orleans does not have a mask mandate now but this one house does.
  • I have been wanting to come for quite some time. I love playing tourist in the city where I'm currently living. Leah the tour guide here for my tour was amazing. She had a wealth of information about this house, it's construction and it's history. It is kind of set apart from the main parts of the touristy areas. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting the area, wanting to do something that is slightly off the beaten path.

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