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In 1857, at the height of their fame and prestige, the Galliers designed a home of their own in the 1100 block of Royal Street.

It still stands today and Gallier House is one of the true architectural gems of the French Quarter. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It](504) 525-5661 French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home Description: Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter is the Hermann-Grima House, thought to be the finest example of American architecture in the area.

Its Royal Street Complex features seven architectural treasures.

The Presbytre 751 Chartres St., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It](504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968Louisiana State Neighborhood: French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Museum Description: The Presbytere houses an elaborate and exquisite collection of Mardi Gras artifacts and memorabilia.

The story of New Orleans extraordinary Mardi Gras tradition is dynamically told in a high-tech, interactive, permanent exhibition titled "Mardi Gras: Its Carnival Time in Louisiana." The exhibit traces the celebration from its ancient origins to the 19th century emergence of New Orleans parades and balls to the present-day celebration that attracts millions of visitors each year.

Old Ursuline Convent Museum 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It](504) 529-3040Neighborhood: French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Museum, Church/Cathedral of Interest, Historic Building Description: Ursuline Convent is the oldest building in the Mississippi River Valley.

The Cabildo 701 Chartres St., Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It](504) 568-6968, (800) 568-6968Louisiana State Neighborhood: French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Landmark, Historic Building Description: The Cabildo is one of the most historically significant buildings in America.

Built between 17 to replace a structure that burned in the 1794 fire, the Cabildo served as the seat of government in New Orleans during the Spanish colonial period and is the location where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803. And feel like an undersea explorer as you walk through the 30-foot-long Caribbean Reef tunnel.

It was originally built in 1724 and rebuilt twice after a hurricane and a fire.

Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It](504) 523-4662org Neighborhood: French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Museum, Historic Home, Historic Landmark, Historic Building Description: Founded in 1966 by General L.

Kemper Williams and his wife Leila, the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC) has a mission of preserving the French Quarter and New Orleans history.

The present church overlooks beautiful Jackson Square and was dedicated in 1794.

Jackson Square 751 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70181 [Map It]Neighborhood: French Quarter Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)Description: Earns it's name for one of three bronze statues of Andrew Jackson located in the center of the square.