Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours
The Historic New Orleans Collection is pleased to once again offer Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence.
Holiday Home and Courtyard Tours of the Williams Residence
December 6–29, 2013*
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
*No tours will be offered while THNOC is closed December 24–25.
533 Royal Street
Tour tickets are $5 per person, free for members of THNOC
The two-story brick townhouse, built in 1889 and restored in the 1940s, was owned by THNOC’s founders General L. Kemper and Leila Williams. Filled with antiques and other objets d’art collected by the couple in their wide travels, the house was occupied by Williamses from 1946 through 1963.
During the holidays, the residence is festively adorned with some of the Williamses’ original decorations, including a beautiful Christmas tree with vintage ornaments and family photos from 1956 through 1961. Visitors will also learn about the family’s unique holiday traditions.
Above: Leila Williams and two of her grand-nephews under the Christmas tree; December 24, 1957; The Historic New Orleans Collection