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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  • September 28, 2017
    Very unique One of the few places you get a real glimpse into the Civil War living for the affluent upper class of the time and how the lifestyles of family living is so different than what we have to...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    We have been to New Orleans many times, but this was our first visit to the Hermann-Grima House. The property can only be viewed as part of a guided tour. Our docent, Destany, was really awesome. She ...  more »
  • August 31, 2017
    While on our vacation we got enough rain to have some of what we wanted to do close because of the wheather. The people of this museum were kind enough to offer us our tour anyways before they closed....  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful historic building. Very friendly and informative staff. Worth a visit!
  • January 29, 2017
    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!
  • January 17, 2017
    “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...
  • March 26, 2017
    One of the New Orleans locations for the 1999 Ashley Judd movie, Double Jeopardy. (Maison Beau Coeur)
  • October 16, 2016
    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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