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St. Augustine Church

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Address: Governor Nilchols, New Orleans, LA 70116-2324
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+1 504-525-5934
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Sun 10:00 - 11:30
Wed 17:30 - 18:30

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Off the beaten path, the old St. Augustine Church of the Faubourg Treme' in New Orleans is a block or two from Louis Armstrong Park and is denominated the oldest Creole of Color... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten path, the old St. Augustine Church of the Faubourg Treme' in New Orleans is a block or two from Louis Armstrong Park and is denominated the oldest Creole of Color Catholic sanctuary-after the coming of the 19th century Americans who imposed a racial and cultural apartheid upon the diverse and previously interracial city of the French Creoles.... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We went to Mass at St Augustine Church and had a remarkable experience. The parishoners welcomed us with open hearts. They had a gathering in the parish center after Mass which they invited everyone to attend. We went and found ourselves engaged in conversation with many people and felt very welcome. The pastor, Fr. Emmanuel came over to introduce himself... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely church which has the grave of the unknown slave. The grave consists of a cross with actual slave chains and handcuffs hanging from it. We wanted to pay our respects there. Unfortunately we were not there on a Sunday to go to mass at this church which is reputedly a wonderful jazz mass. This was the first black church... More 

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Went here for a free Christmas gospel music concert. It was excellent. The streetcar will drop you off two blocks from the church. It is located just north of the French Quarter in the Treme neighborhood.

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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

We did the walk tour with a tour guide, the history her shared with us was amazing. I would recommend seeing it,

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

The cathedral is superb, no doubt, but St Augustine tells the story of the city that you are visiting through the eyes of the people who live there. The 10 am Sunday mass is a thrilling experience no matter what your religion may or may not be.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The volume, tone and choice of songs are just right in this bright church just one block beyond Rampart St. near the French Quarter. The celebrant also delivered a good sermon, and it is not necessary to be Roman Catholic to enjoy and appreciate this service. Tourists are openly welcomed and seemed to account for most of those present. Parking... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Having a penchant for visiting churches, decided to visit the oldest black catholic church in New Orleans. However, it was closed due to renovations.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for 11am mass. The adult choir sounded beautiful. The bishop said mass. A very nice experience.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great for Sunday morning gospel service - 10-11:30am on a Sunday. Amazing music. Expect the majority of the congregation. to be tourists though.

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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 and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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