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Beauregard-Keyes House

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Address: 1113 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Occupants of this historic house, now a museum, included Confederate...

Occupants of this historic house, now a museum, included Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes.

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Worth the walk

The history associated with this house is well worth the time to get there. The Beauregard in the name refers to Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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New Orleans, LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history associated with this house is well worth the time to get there. The Beauregard in the name refers to Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The Keyes name is a reference to American author Frances Parkinson. Keyes. Each was a resident of the house, though the house was originally constructed in 1826. The docent who conducted this tour... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some antebellum houses are listed as National Landmarks and others aren't. Why? It depends on the architecture and the history of the property. Did somebody named Lee or Washington live there? Or was it Smith or Jones? The Beauregard-Keyes House at 1113 Chartres Street in New Orleans is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Rene Beauregard House... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house was on a Creole Christmas Tour. It was built in 1826 for a wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier. It is named for two of its former residents. In the front it has twin curved stone staircases leading to a Tuscan portico. It has a brick-walled garden and has a cast iron fountain. The garden's design duplicates the original 1865... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hour spent almost one on one with tour guide. We thought we were too late to join the tour but our guide welcomed us in and proceeded to blow our minds with the detailed information about the owners of the house. We were able to wander through the house and stand amongst the belongings of an American general from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Civil War buff, I enjoyed seeing where the General had lived and learning about the history of the house and its grounds. We knew nothing about Ms. Keyes and were astounded by how many books she had written, so that was an added bonus. It's worth a visit.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We toured the Beauregard-Keyes House as part of the walking tour called Creole Christmas. Of all the sites we visited in that program this one was the most interesting. It is in the process of restoration so there weren't many furnishings on display, but the guides were very knowledgeable and the interior rooms were impressive. We also got to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife spent a pleasant hour, getting a private tour (she was the only one there at the designated time). Well-restored historical Creole house with an intriguing list of occupants.

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This house, built in 1826, is well worth a visit. There are many buildings joined together by a beautiful garden. The house is full of antique furniture, lots of history and interesting features. The guide we had was very informative and gave us a wonderful description of the house, and previous owners. The restoration by Frances Keyes was very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This historic house is well worth the visit as the guide is very knowledgeable about the facts of this home which really gives you a perspective of NOLA life many years ago. Built in 1826 and restored by Francis Keyes in the late1940's.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The house itself is very interesting - full of history, antique furniture, and architectural detail. We really enjoyed walking around and seeing how Keyes had restored it. We especially enjoyed the parlor and the gardens. I bought a set of notecards with a painting of the house as it was in the 1800s and have been using those as holiday... More 

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