Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Unlocking History

School Tours & Field Trips

Specialized Tours for School Groups & Field Trips

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Thank you for choosing Herman-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses for your School Field Trip, our dialogue with teachers begins long before the field trip!  We offer a wide range of tour options, at both Hermann-Grima Historic House and Gallier Historic House, to meet most educational and curricular needs and are always happy to work with teachers directly to design a tailored experience. We work with teachers on an individual basis to craft an experience that will meet the needs of their students.  Popular topics include 19th-century lifestyles, local geography, architecture, and Louisiana history.  We encourage teachers to take a complimentary tour of the museum before visiting with students.  We also welcome home-school groups, college level groups, and adult continued learning groups to join us for a School Field Trip Program.  For more information please contact our education department at education@hgghh.org or call (504) 274-0751.

 
 
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One Hour General History Tour Program

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses offers one-hour long tours, at both Hermann-Grima Historic House and Gallier Historic House, that focus on general history, antebellum life, urban slavery, or New Orleans during the Civil War.  Each tour is tailored specifically to the grade level or age group visiting and we encourage teachers to discuss any special curriculum needs with our Education Staff.  For more information or to discuss curriculum needs please contact our education department at education@hgghh.org or call (504) 274-0751

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Zoom In Program

Zoom In visits are tours based on the school’s needs, that focus on very specific themes and topics that relate to the historical context of the Houses. Teachers choose a topic that students are studying in the classroom (LA History, Antebellum Life, Slavery, Civil War, Architecture), and the Education Staff prepares a lesson connecting it to 19th-century New Orleans.  For more information or to discuss curriculum please contact our education department at education@hgghh.org or call (504) 274-0751.

 
 
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Living History Immersive Program

The Living History Program is a four-visit program culminating in a student presentation of a 19th-Century Living History Performance at the Hermann-Grima House. 

Part One: Prior to students visiting Hermann-Grima Historic House, our Director of Education visits your classroom to present an overview of the program and discuss with students what to expect during the program. The visit will include a Power Point presentation, pieces from our collection, and a language activity.

Part Two: Students visit the Hermann-Grima House for a general-history tour of the historic home, courtyard, and slave quarters. At the end of the visit students will complete a scavenger hunt worksheet. 

Part Three (optional): Teachers assign students individual historical roles and return for a second visit as a class. Students split into two groups that alternate activities: Group One works with the lead teacher and Education Staff touring the house and seeing their locations for performance; the second group interviews Docents and Senior Staff, gathering research information on their assigned historical roles.  

Part Four: Living History performance! The school returns to Hermann-Grima House with students in costume to perform their living history program for family and friends. 

For more information please contact our education department at education@hgghh.org or call (504) 274-0751.

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Architecture Arts at Gallier Historic House

The Architecture Arts program is a three-part program that focuses on the elements of Gallier Historic House, built by James Gallier Jr., and how the architecture of 19th-century New Orleans reflects the culture of the time. 

Part One: The Director of Educational Programming visits classroom and teaches a lesson on basic architectural elements and the history of the Gallier family. 

Part Two: Students visit Gallier Historic House and take a tour, focused on the unique architecture of this beautiful 19th-century French Quarter townhome, guided by a Scavenger Hunt worksheet.

Part Three: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses Education Staff visit the classroom for art project where students make their own French Quarter home out of stencils, paper bags, and other craft materials. Class will have a mini French Quarter diagram as complete project.  

For more information or to discuss curriculum please contact our education department at education@hgghh.org or call (504) 274-0751.