Trip Planner:   USA  /  Louisiana  /  New Orleans  /  Historic Sites  /  Beauregard-Keyes House

Beauregard-Keyes House, New Orleans

(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
The Beauregard-Keyes House is a historic residence located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. It is currently a museum focusing on some of the past residents of the house, most notably Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes.HistoryThe property where the house would be built was originally owned by Ursuline nuns, who sold off parcels of their land in 1825. The home was designed by François Correjolles and built by James Lambert in 1826 for auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier. In his design, Correjolles combined elements of a Creole cottage with Greek Revival features, including a Palladian façade. In particular, he used Creole forms in the interior and on the rear elevation, as well as a cabinet gallery and detached outbuildings, but maintaining the American tradition of a central hall. Consul of Switzerland John A. Merle became the owner in 1833 and his wife, Anais Philippon, added the adjoining garden.BeauregardBy 1865, the home was purchased by a local grocer named Dominique Lanata, who rented it out until 1904. His first tenants were the Beauregards. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard married his second wife, Caroline Deslonde, in 1860. Caroline was the daughter of André Deslonde, a sugar planter from St. James Parish. The newlyweds honeymooned briefly in the house. Mrs. Beauregard died in 1864.After the American Civil War, Beauregard returned to 1113 Chartres Street and lived in the house from 1866 to 1868. He then moved with his son René and a widowed older sister to a home at 934 Royal Street, where he lived until 1875.
Add Beauregard-Keyes House to your New Orleans travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our New Orleans tour planner.
Source
map
Create a full New Orleans itinerary

Plan your trip to New Orleans

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in New Orleans by other users

24 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We have seen this house twice with two different guides Ott and Rosanna. Both were extremely well informed and interesting. Their kindness and enthusiasm however makes this a totally not to miss exper...  more »
  • We had the most excellent tour guide--a gentleman from Mississippi named Ott(?). He knew the entire history of the estate and was able to give us great restaurant recommendations. We highly recommend ...  more »
  • Fascinating history-I had never heard of the author-enjoyed looking at the home and hearing the history  more »
Google
  • Haunted
  • This venue is the most unique and beautiful that you can find in the French Quarter. While hotels often feel generic, the house and gardens of the B-K house coupled with its rich history make it the most romantic spot in the Quarter to get married. Since the house are gardens are already elegant and richly designed, there is little need for additional decor. Our guests came from all over the country to visit and see us be married; they enjoyed the fun (but quieter and more elegant) side of the historic French Quarter. Everyone commented about how lovely the B-K house is....I'm so glad I chose to be married there.
  • Was there for a wedding resception, it was set up real nice an pretty. Staff was great