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Backstreet Cultural Museum

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Learn about the history of Jazz Funerals and 2nd Lines and Mardi Gras Indians. A private museum in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice Little Museum

Nice little museum in Treme. Filled with memories and information. Short walk (1-2 blocks) from St... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Dayton, Ohio
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Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
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1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116-2330
+1 504-522-4806
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the history of Jazz Funerals and 2nd Lines and Mardi Gras Indians. A private museum in a converted home. An amazing cultural experience. Don't miss it.

Thank Laj888
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Nice little museum in Treme. Filled with memories and information. Short walk (1-2 blocks) from St. Augustine Church’s Tomb of the Unknown Slave. Easy few blocks to Louis Armstrong Park.

Thank sarabi2016
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This little museum is well worth a visit. It is a collection of photos, videos, objects and -- most of all costumes, all from the Mardi Gras Indians, Skull and Bone gangs, Baby Dolls, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure clubs, and other related activities,...More

Thank susanneanette
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Great little Museum. Lots of really good stuff in it, but very small and very cramped. Could do with bigger premises, but loved what they had in there. Very interesting. Not just all the fabulous costumes, but all about the Jazz Funerals also.

Thank Magsnz02
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The hours posted on the internet are not the same as the hours posted on the door, and they aren't always open even for the hours posted on the door. We really wanted to see it and were disappointed, so call before you go and...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This tiny 2 room museum, located in the Treme neighborhood, encapsulates the history of Mardi Gras and the local Mardi Gras Indians, emphasizing their influence on current day practices. Examples of the intricate bead and feather work required for the costumes, the music inspired by...More

1  Thank SimbiPetwo
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a tiny, two-room, privately owned museum in the Treme district. But every inch of it is crammed with amazing artifacts that give a window into New Orleans’ unique Afrocentric cultural rituals, celebrations and traditions, including the Black Indians and their Krewes, the Baby...More

1  Thank Westcoast007
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Passed by this museum many times and finally made it inside. A wonderful collection of Mardi Gras suits in all their splendor and color. Brought my overseas guests and they loved it. Well worth the ticket price to spend an hour or so here.

3  Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This jewel of a museum is a tribute to the cultural heritage of the Carnival "Indians" one of Americans most unique art forms. Small and out of the way. It takes a full year of almost daily work on these outfits that will be only...More

1  Thank Mac M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

If you are truely interested in Mardi Gras History and Culture this museum is a must see. Its small but houses a ton of history and the most coming from a young and very educated docent. She has been participating for years and her family...More

Thank Cathy R
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That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
to be the very best of New Orleans culture and
tradition is, put simply, just how people go about
their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
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