Enter a bygone era at the Gallier House and marvel at the Victorian decorations and furnishings set within this architectural gem. Using the household inventory created following James Gallier Jr.’s death in 1868, period decorative arts have been acquired to reflect the Galliers’ refined taste.
Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Gallier overlook the Rococo Revival double parlor while upstairs authentic toys and games hold prominence in the children’s bedroom. The kitchen and bathroom featured hot and cold running water, a rare luxury in the mid-19th century. Every detail in this home beckons to a time more than a 150 years ago when a prominent architect designed a house that reflected the latest in household technology and stylish interiors. This comfortable lifestyle was made possible through the work of enslaved people, and later domestic servants, whose work and lives are also interpreted on tours of the Gallier House.