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Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans

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Historic Site
The Hermann-Grima House is a historic house museum in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The meticulously-restored home reflects the "Golden Age" of New Orleans. It is a handsome Federal-style mansion with courtyard garden, built in 1831. It has the only extant horse stable and 1830s open-hearth kitchen in the French Quarter.The house has been restored to its original splendor through archaeological studies and careful review of the building contract and inventories. The house is recognized as one of the earliest examples of American architecture in the French Quarter. The restoration accurately depicts the gracious lifestyle of a prosperous Creole family. Approximately one-half of the collection can be sourced to original families.The Christian Women's Exchange (now The Women's Exchange), a local non-profit organization, purchased the property in the 1920s and ran it as a boarding house for single women until 1975. It was restored and reopened as a museum in 1975, and The Women's Exchange still owns and operates the building today. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.ArchitectureWilliam Brand designed and built the house in the Federal or Georgian style. This was not a commonly-used style in early 19th-century New Orleans. It features a symmetrical facade, an ornate doorway, and a wide central hall, but it is not purely Federal.
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  • Came here on a visit with my fiance and we loved it. We toured the French Quarter and enjoyed how ell preserved and how much attention and care we could tell had been taken to keep the area as pristin...  more »
  • I really enjoyed my tour of this beautiful mansion in the French Quarter. The docent was so knowledgeable and interesting. See how the wealthy lived from the early 1800.s Great tour that lasts about a...  more »
  • Nice home, great docents. Located in French Quarter it's a nice place to stop in for some history while walking around. Docents were very nice and the place is maintained well.  more »
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  • Amazing Historic Home that I toured. A German commodities Broker owned the house in the 1800s and now it is a museum. I visited while in NOLA for an auto dealer conference!
  • “Really cool attraction” Amazing stories associated with this house as the turn of the century arose with some nefarious deeds Our guide has some very interesting stories associated with the previous occupants of the house If you really want to learn some history of how NOLA was developed both physically & politically at the turn of the century this is the place to...
  • One of the New Orleans locations for the 1999 Ashley Judd movie, Double Jeopardy. (Maison Beau Coeur)
  • I would have loved to see this house. However it is under restoration and you can only see half of it, and they are still charging regular price.
  • We came here for a wedding and the house was a beautiful location to have it. The views are not optimal, but it's about the Bride and Groom and getting the best pictures, which this location definitely offers. Space was tight as well, but overall, it was a great location with great history and beautiful scenery. Besides the views and tight space, my only complaint would be the Bourbon street noise, but there isn't much you can do about that. We would like to come back sometime and see the other parts of the house besides the courtyard.