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Hermann-Grima House is a historic home of a prosperous Creole family who enjoyed an exquisitely elegant lifestyle. Built in 1831, this beautiful Federal mansion has a rear gallery that overlooks a beautiful courtyard. The huge central hall and gracefully curved staircases give you the feel of the bygone Golden age of New Orleans. Original beds, antique furniture and other items displayed lets you take a peep into the daily life of American Creole families before the Civil war. Restored to its original splendor fastidiously, the huge mansion showcases American architecture of 1800s. Tours are conducted Monday to Friday at 10 am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Head to the French Quarter to this visitor's center to discover the history and rich culture behind the Crescent City. The visitors center is like a mini museum with historical information as well as tourist information.
In 1823, the first licensed pharmacist in the United States, Louis J. Dufilho Jr. opened an apothecary shop here. This Creole-style town house doubled as his home, and he cultivated herbs needed for medicines in the interior courtyard. Exhibits highlight milestones in pharmacy and medicine. The exhibits include various medical widgets, gizmos and gadgets, some practical and some not.
Built in 1927 by Julian Saenger, Saenger Theatre has weathered through years in the Crescent City until Hurricane Katrina hit. Sustaining major damage, the theater went through a renovation in 2011. Reopening its doors in 2013, the theater has revitalized Canal Street and welcomed artists and Broadway shows like John Legend and Mama Mia. The interiors mimic a 15th-century Italian courtyard with columns, decorative moldings, and twinkling starlit ceiling.
Along Royal Street, you are likely to find a number of galleries mixed among the antique and gift shops. Should you stumble onto Kurt E. Schon, Ltd, it is definitely worth your browsing time, even if you do not intend to buy. Boasting the country's largest selection of 19th century European paintings, these magnificent works are from both French and British Impressionist and post-Impressionist periods. Featured are works from the Royal Academy and the French Salon. While only a small portion of their collection is at home on Royal, you may view the rest by making an appointment with the Saint Louis Street Gallery.