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Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

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Hermann-Grima & Gallier Historic Houses

  • Address 820 St Louis St.
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
  • Hours
    Thursday–Tuesday
    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 504-525-5661

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Hermann-Grima House was built in 1831 for Samuel Hermann and his family, and owned by the Grima family from 1844 to 1921. This Federalist-style home with Creole adaptations transports you back in time to learn about the building, its wealthy owners, and the enslaved people who worked on the property. The parlors, dining room, bedrooms, and outdoor work spaces are completely furnished with period pieces, including many objects belonging to the original families. From family portraits and kitchen equipment to Felix Grima’s original book collection and historically accurate upholstery, a bygone era of New Orleans comes to life at the Hermann-Grima House.

Enter an opulent era at the historic Gallier House and marvel at the Victorian decorations and furnishings inside this architectural gem. Completed in 1860, the Gallier House was designed by famed Crescent City architect James Gallier Jr. As a family home, Gallier House showcases several engineering innovations, such as indoor plumbing with hot and cold running water, and a double skylight. Using the original household inventory as a guide, period decorative arts reflect the Galliers’ refined taste. The owners' comfortable lifestyle was made possible through the work of enslaved people, and later domestic servants, whose work and lives are also interpreted during tours of the Gallier House.

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