Located in the historic French Quarter, the museums of the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses represent a valuable educational resource, tying the experience of the families and enslaved workers who lived on the properties to New Orleans’ unique history and cultural heritage. As students encounter the past through the material culture of the period they gain a rich, detailed picture of what life was like in nineteenth-century New Orleans.
Our field trips at the Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic House museums are designed to be engaging and content-rich learning experiences. We focus our tours to meet the grade level expectations while offering Common Core Standard practices by allowing students to interpret the material and engage in project based learning.
Our unique three-tiered Touch, Create, Adventure field trip program offers your students an exciting, meaningful opportunity to connect with our city’s history. We encourage teachers to consult with us so that your students can have the most positive, engaging, and educational field trip to the HGGHH museums.
Tier 1: Touch
Our basic field trip includes a tour of the Hermann-Grima or Gallier House museums complimented with interactive experiences like demonstrations of period clothing, scavenger hunts, and artifact workshops. With the help of guiding questions we challenge students to think about their visit to the museum as a historical scene investigation, and to unearth how nineteenth-century New Orleanians kept cool without air conditioning, prepared meals without modern appliances, and lived day-to-day in society vastly different than our own.
$5 per student
Tier Two: Create
History detective can continue their investigation of life in nineteenth-century New Orleans with historical activities like cooking up treats in our open-hearth kitchen, crafting toys out of materials such as yarn, papier-mâché, and cornhusks, or discovering how plants were used for aromatherapy and herbal remedies.
Price available upon request.
Tier Three: Adventure
Dig into the past with a stimulated archeological dig, curate a special exhibit at the museums, or get into character and share the story of the real-life New Orleanians who lived and worked at Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic House museums with friends and family!
Price available upon request