Gallier House Museum

Gallier House Museum information

New Orleans , USA
Address
Street 1118 Royal St
Telephone
+1 504 525 5661
More information
www.hgghh.org
Prices
adult/child/student & senior $10/free/8, combined Hermann-Grima House adult/student & senior $18/15
Opening hours
tours hourly 10am-3pm Mon-Fri
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Lonely Planet review

Walking down the road of New Orleans’ history, take note of the buildings along the way: physical evidence of the city’s evolution. Many of those buildings owe their existence, either directly or in terms of design, to James Gallier Sr and Jr, who added Greek-revivalist, British and American accents to the French/Spanish/Creole architectural mélange evident in so much of the Quarter. In 1857 Gallier Jr began work on this impressive town house, which incorporated all of the above plus the latest in then-contemporary amenities, such as copper interior plumbing, skylights and ceiling vents. The period furniture is lovely; not so much are the intact slave quarters out back – once you see these, you’ll recognize them throughout the Quarter.