Beauregard-Keyes House

Beauregard-Keyes House information

New Orleans , USA
Address
Street 1113 Chartres St
Telephone
+1 504 523 7257
More information
www.neworleansmuseums.com
Prices
tours adult/child/student/$5/2/4
Opening hours
tours hourly from 10am-3pm
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Lonely Planet review

This attractive 1826 Greek-revival house is named for its two most famous previous inhabitants. Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a native of Louisiana, commanded the artillery battery that fired the first shots at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC (starting the Civil War); he lived here for 18 months after the war ended. Author Francis Parkinson Keyes, who wrote 51 novels, many of which were set in New Orleans (and one, the 1962 Madame Castel’s Lodger, which was set in this house), stayed longer: from 1942 until her death in 1970. Her collection of some 200 dolls and folk costumes are also on display. Entry via tours only.