French Quarter: The museums, New Orleans

French Quarter is well known as a historic area. Little wonder then that you can find a lot of good museums here that reflect the history and culture of the district. Also brought to your attention are several house museums, often overlooked by most of the tourists. So do not hesitate, take this tour and discover by yourself the museums of the French Quarter.
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French Quarter: The museums Map

Guide Name: French Quarter: The museums
Guide Location: USA » New Orleans (See other walking tours in New Orleans)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: ann
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Hermann-Grima House

1) Hermann-Grima House

Located in the historic French Quarter, the Hermann-Grima House, is one of the best examples of upper-class Creole living that you will ever see. The house features a courtyard, the only stable in the French Quarter, and a fully-functional outdoor 1830s kitchen. 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. The house is huge. It begins on St. Louis Street and ends on Conti Street.

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Historic New Orleans Collection

2) Historic New Orleans Collection

Located in the French Quarter on Royal Street, the Historic New Orleans Collection focuses on the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. The collection was established in 1966 by General and Mrs. L. Kemper Williams.

The museum includes the Merieult House, William Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, a museum shop, and the Williams Residence. Other buildings on the site include the Counting House, Maisonette, Townhouse, Louis Adams House, and Creole Cottage.

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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

3) New Orleans Pharmacy Museum (must see)

One might find it odd that a pharmacy is a national landmark. But, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is no ordinary museum. It holds the distinction of being the site of the first pharmacy in the United States. Opened in 1823 by J. Dufilho, the first licensed pharmacist in the United States, the museum allows one to take a step back into the days of the past.

There are many items you will see when you visit, such as live leeches, apothecary jars, medical instruments, eyeglasses, wooden...   view more
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Cigar Factory and Museum

4) Cigar Factory and Museum

The art of cigar making has long been prized and many cigar aficionados value cigars made in Cuba. Located in the French Quarter, the Cigar Factory and Museum in New Orleans will make specialty cigars for you, while you wait, that will remind you of the good ole days. The business has been in operation since 1999 and is owned by two families who have in total 25 years of experience in the industry. Their staff has extensive training and are equally experienced.

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1850 House

5) 1850 House (must see)

The 1850 House is a townhouse in the middle of the French Quarter that was owned by Baroness Micaela Pontalba. The house is located on Jackson Square in one of the oldest communities in the United States.

Designer James Gallier Sr. built the house in 1849 for the Baroness. The house accurately represents the life of the bourgeoisie class and their servants. Beautiful antique furniture, artifacts, and authentic art are displayed throughout the house. Visitors will see lavish interiors when...   view more
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Beauregard-Keyes House

6) Beauregard-Keyes House

The Beauregard-Keyes House, located on Chartres Street in the French Quarter, was designed by architect Francois Correjolles. It was completed in 1826. The place of dwelling features a stunning brick-walled garden that is maintained by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Some of the flowers and plants you will see in the garden are evergreen shrubs, myrtle leaves, yellow day-lilies, roses, southern magnolia, Louisiana iris, cape jasmines, and red pomegranates.

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Gallier House

7) Gallier House (must see)

The Gallier House is one of New Orleans finest examples of great architecture. The Gallier family built many important structures in New Orleans, including the French Opera House, the Gallier Hall, the Pontalba Apartments, the Leeds Building, and the St. Charles Hotel.

Built in 1857 by architect James Gallier, the house features an indoor kitchen and hot and cold running water in the bathroom, a rare luxury at the time of construction. The house is located in the French Quarter on Royal...   view more

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