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Museum of the Free People of Color

2336 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
+1 504-914-5401
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A Cultural and Historical Treasure

This small museum is located in one of the most historically and culturally (and beautiful) areas... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Counsins
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Maryland
A hidden gem

I visited the Museum FPC with some friends, and a local who recommended the visit. I'm glad I did... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2016
Entrada_Regatta
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Washington, DC
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5 Jul 2017
“A Cultural and Historical Treasure”
23 Jan 2016
“A hidden gem”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2336 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2502
Tremé
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This small museum is located in one of the most historically and culturally (and beautiful) areas of New Orleans. It is located next to the Degas Museum in the important Treme district, an area which is worth seeing before gentrification changes the nature of the...More

1  Thank Counsins
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I visited the Museum FPC with some friends, and a local who recommended the visit. I'm glad I did. The museum tells an important story in the history of New Orleans. The art and artifacts were fascinating. And the curator (who also is the owner)...More

1  Thank Entrada_Regatta
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

During a week long stay in New Orleans, my husband and I decided to visit this wonderful museum, following a recommendation from our hotel (the JW). We were so glad we did. The museum's owner (Mrs McKenna) gave us a personal tour and talk through...More

2  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My husband and I were fortunate to receive a tour with museum owner and journalist Beverly McKenna. We called and set up an appointment with Mrs. McKenna directly using the number listed on the website. She met us promptly in the front court yard. The...More

3  Thank wanderinghorse
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This museum is in the home of Beverly and Dwight McKenna, whose personal collection of books, letters, sculpture, paintings, tools, artifacts and more make it possible to imagine life in the prosperous years of the 1830s and 1840s. Ms. McKenna is a newspaper publisher, and...More

7  Thank smrees68
Nearby
Treme
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
...More
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