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 for women 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. Significant efforts are made to tell the stories of the enslaved who lived in the house (including via a tour called “Urban Enslavement in New Orleans”). The knowledgeable docents make this a satisfactory stop at any time, but keep an eye out for the occasional special tours. Cooking demonstrations, using methods of the era, take place in the authentic 1830s kitchen twice a month on weekends from November to April. The house also contains the Quarter’s last surviving stable, complete with stalls. A small but excellent gift shop carries women-made, local, artisanal treasures. (We love the bitters.) Discounted combo tickets with the Gallier House are available.