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Hermann-Grima House


Thursday – Tuesday 10am – 4pm

Scheduled Tour Times
Thursday - Tuesday
10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm (and by appointment)

Closed on Wednesday
Open by appointment for groups of 25 or more 

Exchange Shop Hours
Daily 10 am – 4pm


Hermann-Grima House

820 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 274-0750

Built in 1831 for Samuel Hermann, a wealthy German-born cotton broker, the Hermann-Grima House is the only Federalist style house in the French Quarter. Mr. Hermann sold the home to Felix Grima, whose family inhabited the house until the 1920s. The Federalist-style home is marvelously preserved, giving visitors a window into the world of several generations of prominent New Orleans families. Inside the Hermann-Grima House and the adjacent slave quarters, visitors are transported back in time to learn about this bustling 19th-century home, its outbuildings, and courtyard. Through the efforts of The Woman’s Exchange, this house was painstakingly preserved and restored. The parlors, dining room, bedrooms, and outdoor workspaces are completely furnished in period pieces. From family portraits and kitchen equipment, to Mrs. Hermann’s tea set and the historically accurate reproduction carpets and upholstery, bygone New Orleans comes to life at the Hermann-Grima House.

The Exchange Shop at Hermann-Grima House

818 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

The Exchange Shop building was originally a stable and carriage house owned by the Grima family. Part of the stable remains in original form, and it is one of the only still present in the French Quarter. When the Christian Woman’s Exchange purchased the Hermann-Grima House, they moved their small shop from Bourbon Street to its current location where they sold handiwork such as furniture and bric-a-brac. These items were made by women on a commission basis, which followed their mission of helping women in need. Chartered in 1881, The Woman’s Exchange is one of the oldest associations in New Orleans organized by women for women. Today, the Exchange Shop operates as the museum gift shop and continues to carry items made by local women, especially original art, jewelry and artisanal goods.