Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

Continue the legacy of The Woman's Exchange, established in 1881, to make a difference in historic preservation by restoring and maintaining the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses and interpreting their contribution and place in New Orleans.

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Category: Arts & Culture
Parish: Orleans
Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses are leading authorities on historic preservation in the French Quarter. We offer the rare opportunity to step inside two architecturally-significant French Quarter homes that are interpreted from the years 1830-1965. Our guides share lively stories of the multiple generations who lived within these properties--both free and enslaved--from immigrant aspirations and economic downturns to war, emancipation, the changing roles of women, and the emergence of a preservation ethic.

Our houses educate hundreds of students, ranging from pre-K to university level, each year through immersive field trips, camps and other educational programs. Our public offerings of signature programs, including guided tours and educational activities for adults and young people, help ignite a passion for history and life-long learning. Over the last year we have expanded our education programming to include the Gallier Gatherings Lecture Series. This wildly popular series features lectures by local and nationally-known historians on a wide variety of subjects related to our historic properties.
"This was one of the best historic tours of New Orleans culture that I have been on in four years of living in the city. Well preserved and exceptionally beautiful, the Hermann-Grima house provides an incredible view of nineteenth century French Quarter living. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, always happy to answer our questions and excited to talk about the history of not only the house, but of its contemporary culture, too." -TripAdvisor Review, February 2017

"This was the coolest field trip ever!" -Third Grade Field Trip Visitor, St. Paul's Episcopal School