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This symmetrical Federal-style building (perhaps the first in the Quarter) is very different from its French-style neighbors. The house, which stretches from St. Louis Street to Conti Street, passed through two different families before becoming a boardinghouse in the 1920s. It has been meticulously restored and researched, and a tour of the house is one of the city’s more historically accurate offerings. The knowledgeable tour docents make this a satisfactory stop at any time, but keep an eye out for the frequent special tours. At Halloween, for example, the house is draped in typical 1800s mourning cloth, and the docents explain mourning customs. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from October through May, cooking demonstrations take place in the authentic 1830s kitchen, using methods of the era. (Alas, health rules prevent those on the tour from sampling the results.) The house also contains one of the Quarter’s last surviving stables, complete with stalls. Combination tickets with the Gallier House are available.