A National Historic Landmark and a house museum in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
The house was built in 1831 and served as the residence of Hermann and Grima families until in the 1920s it was purchased by the non-profit organization ‘Christian Woman’s Exchange’, that turned it into a boarding house for single women, and a place where they can sell their homemade products.
In the 1970s, the organization converted the house to a museum that preserves the rich history of the 19th-century house and the communal space which supports the women of New Orleans.
The museum allows a glimpse to lives in historical and social contexts, homeowners and tenants, free people, and enslaved ones.
Walk through its rooms, outbuildings, and courtyard, and explore original periodic items, from kitchen equipment to family portraits and furniture of various eras, including American/Late Empire style, Restoration style, Pillar and scroll Victorian style and Rococo Revival style.
Don’t miss the Exchange Shop, where women can put up to sell their handicraft and artworks, enjoy the wide range of exhibitions and special events, including Sketching in the Courtyard, The History of Creole Cooking lecture, and the annual Mourning Exhibit.