Beauregard-Keyes House Tours
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Located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, Beauregard-Keyes House is an historic residence and museum dedicated to the home’s famous residents—Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard and American author Frances Parkinson Keyes—who lived at the house almost a hundred years apart.
Originally built in 1826 for auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier, Beauregard-Keyes House was built in grand Federal style, with a raised main floor. Inside, note both Creole and American influences along with period furniture and decorative touches. Outside, there’s a formal garden with box hedges. The house is a regular stop on walking tours of New Orleans and the French Quarter.
General Beauregard moved into the property in 1866 while working as president of the New Orleans Railroad. The Beauregard Chamber in the house displays some original furnishings from this era. In 1950, 85 years later, renowned author Frances Keyes purchased the home and spent the next 20 years using it as her winter residence. She wrote several of her best-loved works at the home, including The Chess Players, Blue Camellia, and Dinner at Antoine’s. Keyes’ collection of antique dolls and teapots are displayed at the house.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Visits to the museum are by guided tour only.
- Tours begin on the hour, every hour until 3pm.
- There’s an admission charge to enter the museum, with reduced prices for students, seniors, and active military. Children under 6 go free.
How to Get There
The house is located in the French Quarter, at 1113 Chartres Street. The Ursulines stop on the Riverfront Streetcar Line is a short walk away, and the house is easily accessible on foot from other locations in the French Quarter and via walking tours of the city. There is free street parking nearby.
When to Get There
Beauregard-Keyes House is open Monday–Saturday from 10am–3pm. The final tour of the day starts at 3pm. Afternoons are the busiest time, so consider planning your visit before lunch.
New Orleans’ Literary Stars
Just five minutes’ walk away from Frances Keyes’ house is the former home of another literary great, William Faulkner. Tucked away in Pirate’s Alley, down the side of St. Louis Cathedral off Jackson Square, you’ll find William Faulkner House, where the author lived in 1924. The ground floor is now a bookshop selling works by Faulkner and other authors.
Address: 1113 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116, USA
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Beauregard-Keyes House
In a city treasured for its old and unique architecture, there are only a few historic homes open to the public as museums. Come experience this one-of-a-kind 1826 house in the quiet, residential end of the French Quarter and hear how the lives of its inhabitants reflected the history of their times.
The history of the Beauregard-Keyes House reflects the history of the French Quarter and New Orleans, itself. Explore 200 years stories as told through the 6 families who have called Beauregard-Keyes House home. You'll learn about Creole, Swiss, and Italian families, as well as Frances Parkinson-Keyes, an author who restored the house to its present condition.
Discover the highlights of New Orleans on this 2-hour walking tour of the vibrant French Quarter. A friendly guide will lead you through the Vieux Carré, past charming hidden courtyards, and to Louis Armstrong Park and Jackson Square, describing the city’s confluence of cultures and rich traditions. See bustling scenes of local life, peek into the world of voodoo, and view architectural gems including some of the nation’s oldest buildings.
Take a walk through history to discover the mysteries and secrets of New Orleans! On this 2-hour evening tour, follow your storyteller guide through the shadowed alleyways of the French Quarter and hear tales of voodoo, murder, torture and famous hauntings. Visit infamous locations laden with dark history such as Sultan’s Palace, the LaLaurie Mansion and St Louis Cathedral. The perfect tour for fans of mystery, legend and colorful characters.
Our Dark History New Orleans ghost tour is 90 minutes of story after story about New Orleans, her haunted buildings, haunted cemeteries, haunted parks, and haunted spirits that just won’t leave her alone. You will be led through the French Quarter by one our famous costumed tour guides, along a walking route that covers ~1 mile and visits as many haunted sites in New Orleans that we could cram into 90 minutes. We have the best-trained guides in the industry that will give you an experience to remember!
Creep and crawl down to the French Quarter if you dare for this history and hauntings tour. A historic excursion peppered with folklore and scary stories of days past, this is your opportunity to see one of America's most historic and infamous neighborhoods in a new light. Explore NOLA's narrow streets, admire the incredible architecture, and stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cathedral in search of answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Beauregard-Keyes House tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Beauregard-Keyes House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Beauregard-Keyes House tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Beauregard-Keyes House 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Beauregard-Keyes House costs USD 10.00. Guided Beauregard-Keyes House tours start around USD 10.00 per person. See all 5 Beauregard-Keyes House tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Beauregard-Keyes House?
The best ways to experience Beauregard-Keyes House are:
- Skip the Line: Historic House Tour Ticket
- Tour of House & Garden
- Crescent City History Tour
- Unsolved Mysteries of New Orleans
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