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Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans

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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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  • Michael was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining as he presented history of the Gallier family and house in which the family resided in the French Quarter in the mid 19th century.  more »
  • I love seeing the insides of the famed French Quarter homes. The court yard is beautiful. Being from the north, seeing the kitchen separate from the main home is interesting. Our docent was very infor...  more »
  • This is an early 1800's house in New Orleans. The docent we had was passionate about the house, was well informed, and answered our many questions.Many of the furnishings are original to the house, an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great history captured in this 19th century manse. Excellent tours, so be sure to go when you can have a guide.
  • 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.
  • The tour was about an hour. Adult cost is $15. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge about the area and the house. She answered all questions. There was only 3 our tour so it was very hands on. The cooking demo only happens in someThursdays so call ahead to check. It was very good.
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