1113 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
Fax: (504) 523-7257
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Attraction Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission Costs: $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens. Children 6-12, $2. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free.
Handicapped Accessible: No
Free Parking: No
The Beauregard-Keyes House, built in 1826, for wealthy auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier, is a fine example of a raised center hall house. It is named for two of its former tenants, Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard and author Frances Parkinson Keyes.
General Beauregard lived in the home from 1866-68 while he was president of the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad. Mrs. Keyes used the home as her winter residence for 25 years, where she wrote many of her books, including Dinner at Antoineâ€™s, The Chess Players, Madame Castelâ€™s Lodger and Blue Camellia.
Beauregard-Keyes HouseThe home features twin curved staircases, leading to a Tuscan portico. Inside the visitor finds a large parlor and ballroom, a rectangular dining room leading to a porch and many fine details. The Beauregard Chamber is furnished with original furnishings used by the General and his family.
The brick-walled garden, maintained by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, features a fine cast iron fountain and boxwood hedges. The gardenâ€™s design duplicates the original 1865 plans.
On view are Mrs. Keyesâ€™ collections of more than 200 antique dolls and 87 tea pots. Mrs. Keyesâ€™ extensive collections of delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes are also on exhibit. A lovely gift shop on the premises sells a number of Mrs. Keyesâ€™ books.
The house is not handicapped accessible, but the garden is.
Beauregard-Keyes HouseThe Beauregard-Keyes House is located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. Tours are available on the hour Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens. Children 6-12, $2. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free.
For more information, call (504) 523-7257.