Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans

Hermann-Grima House, New Orleans

Built in 1831 for Samuel Herman, a German-Jewish immigrant who married into a wealthy French-Creole family, this huge Gregorian-style house is one of the best examples of upper-class Creole living that you'll ever see. Featuring a courtyard, the only stable in the French Quarter, and a fully-functional outdoor 1830s kitchen, it is toured with a docent.

Remarkably enough, the Hermann-Grima House survived not only being subdivided into apartments or being torn down, but has also endured all the hurricanes throughout the years, not to mention the Civil War. Most of the furniture and original pieces are still inside; moreover, a unique feature is in the historically accurate special exhibitions, including special exhibitions for the Holidays, Summer Dress, and something a little bit spooky in October. They also have a wonderful calendar of rotating exhibitions in the gallery space at the historic Gallier House, which are always free to the public.

New Orleans history and architecture is unique, especially considering its geography and climate, so even if you have seen every house museum in a southern city like Charleston or Savannah, you will learn new things on the one hour tour here! Besides, saving your receipt, you can also visit the neaby Gallier House at a discounted rate.

Tip:
The best time to visit is from October to May, when cooking demonstrations take place in the kitchen using the tools that were in use during 19th century.

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Sight Name: Hermann-Grima House
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA (See walking tours in New Orleans)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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