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Gallier House, New Orleans

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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  • The Gallier House was built in 1859 for architect James Gallier Jr. and his family. The beautiful front and rear parlor are styled in Victorian era décor. Elaborate crown molding, original...  more »
  • If you are interested in the way of life during the mid to late 1800 you can’t miss this. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and the house is beautifully preserved. You will get a complete...  more »
  • Warren gave a wonderful private tour! Best historic house experience i had in New Orleans!
  • Beautiful place. You can get a discount if you tour both Gallier and Hermann-Grima houses.

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