His works include portions of the United States Capitol Building, the White House, the Baltimore Basilica, as well as ways to combat Yellow Fever.It is ironic, that he died ultimately of Yellow Fever.This house also is said to have “inspired Louis and Lestat’s New Orleans residence in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.” Open to tours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (and by appointment on Wednesdays). The Old US Mint, built in 1835, is the only building to have produced both the United States and Confederate currency.

This map and guide serve as a great companion to our guided tour of the French Quarter as well as our ghost, food and cocktail tours.

Built in 1822 as the Louisiana State Bank, it is named after its architect, Benjamin Henry, who is often noted as the “Father of American Architecture”.

Guests to the Gallier House, completed in 1860, are transported back to the splendor of the 19th Century – beautiful Victorian furnishings and decorations, toys and games of a bygone era, and the story of a young family living in a nation on the brink of War. Today it is a museum and can be toured with the first tour can begin at 10 am and the last 3 pm.

The Gallier House, built “ahead of its time” features indoor plumbing, an attached kitchen, and a ventilation system – all designed by James Gallier, Jr. For history buffs, read our self-guided tour on Civil War New Orleans.

During football season local refer to this statue as “Touchdown Jesus”.

At night Jesus’s shadow is illuminated on the back of the Cathedral.

Enter the museum and learn about the complexities of the religion, or better yet take our Voodoo Tour of New Orleans This beautiful Creole Townhouse, located off of Royal Street, was once the home of James Gallier, Jr and his family.

During the mid-19th Century, Gallier was one of the most popular architects in New Orleans, designing houses for many prominent businessmen and families throughout the city. The author , wrote the novel Dinner at Antoine’s while residing in the residence.

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