Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans

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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  • No pics allowed inside but understandable. Biggest collection of original furnishings. B-E-A-U-T-Ful!  more »
  • We went during the month of October . During this month the house is displayed in a funeral setting. Seeing the customs of the time was very interesting. This is a beautiful house with a lot of histor...  more »
  • Ellie was our tour guide and she did an amazing job providing background information on the Hermann-Grima house, including the families that lived in it and the lifestyle that they led. We also got th...  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building. Very friendly and informative staff. Worth a visit!
  • 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.

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