If you want a view into the past and what life was like in the 19th Century New Orleans a visit to the Gallier and the Hermann-Grima Houses will take you there. These two properties are restored to the original right down to some of the furniture donated by the decedents.
Inside the Hermann-Grima House and in the adjacent slave quarters, you will be transported through history to learn about this bustling 19th-century home and property. Through the efforts of The Woman’s Exchange, this house was painstakingly preserved and restored with completely furnished parlors, bedrooms, and outdoor workspaces.
You can see the kitchens’ and how primitive it all seems to what we now have, you can learn about summer dress, hearth cooking and what life was like.
The Hermann-Grima House on St Louis Street, built in 1831, and the Gallier House on Royal Street, circa 1860, are two National Historic Landmarks, accredited museum properties and treasures of the French Quarter. Our non-profit parent organization was established in 1881. Our legacy of preservation is notable and our contribution to the cultural economy significant.
You can tour these properties daily, the tours each run about an hour and while you will learn about these two families you will also learn about life in New Orleans.