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Parterre garden
Center hall
Dining hall / Ballroom
Parterre garden
Back gallery
The FPK library
FPK bedroom
FPK study

The BK Historic House and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark built in 1826 and restored to its present condition by renowned author Frances Parkinson Keyes beginning in 1948. An outstanding example of the raised cottage, it was designed by François Correjolles, who incorporated both Creole and American features in a well-detailed residence that remains largely in original condition. As the only example of its type open to the public, the museum offers a unique educational experience to visitors and furthers the understanding of New Orleans history.

We are open for tours Monday - Friday from 10 AM - 3 PM
Special Hours:
BK House will be closed Thursday, September 15 for repairs.

Upcoming Events:

9/21 - Mathilda's Pass: Enslaved Women, Freedom Seeking, and Fugitivity in New Orleans with Dr. Mary Mitchell - Get Tickets
9/24 - Merry Antoinette Costume Market Extravaganza - More Info Here
9/25 - An Evening with The Mahmoud Chouki Trio - Get Tickets
10/9 - Soirée in the Vieux Carré - Get Tickets
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Historic BK House & Gardens
1113 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116