New Orleans, LA 70112
Open: Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last tour is at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, October through May:Open-hearth cooking.
Closed: Weekends and major holidays.
Directions: Located in the French Quarter. From I-10, take Orleans Avenue. Follow either Toulouse or Conti Streets to enter the Vieux Carre.
Built in 1831 by Samuel Hermann, the home is one of the earliest and best examples of American architecture in the historic French Quarter, as well as in the city; it is owned and operated by the Board of Managers of The Woman's Exchange.
It portrays the 1830-50 period through its accurate furnishings, the only working 1830's Creole kitchen, and one of the largest authentically-restored courtyards open to the public. Cooking demonstrations are offered (Thursday, October-May) where cooks prepare meals in the restored open-hearth kitchen.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Louisiana played a large part in the development of this significant property. The offer from the Dames to furnish the parlour and center hall was the single most important impetus to the development of the restoration program
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
ACCREDITED: AAM AND NSCDA MUSEUM PROPERTIES