New Orleans Sights

Beauregard-Keyes House

  • 1113 Chartres St. Map It
  • French Quarter

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

The Confederate general and Louisiana native P.G.T. Beauregard briefly made his home at this stately 19th-century mansion. A more long-term resident, however, was the novelist Frances Parkinson Keyes, who found the place in a sad state when she arrived in the 1940s. Keyes restored the home, today filled with period furnishings, and her studio at the back of the large courtyard remains intact, complete with family photos, original manuscripts, and her doll, fan, and teapot collections. Keyes wrote 40 novels there, all in longhand, among them local favorite Dinner at Antoine's. Even if you don't have time for a tour, take a peek at the beautiful walled garden through the gates at the corner of Chartres and Ursulines streets. Landscaped in the same sun pattern as Jackson Square, it blooms year-round.

Sight Information

Address:

1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, USA

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Phone:

504-523–7257

Website: www.bkhouse.org

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–3; tours on the hr

Published 07/24/2015

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