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Backstreet Cultural Museum

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Backstreet Cultural Museum

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RampartRambler wrote a review May 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana4 contributions5 helpful votes
One of the most culturally significant museums in the country. If you haven't learned about the history of Black culture in New Orleans, you haven't learned about New Orleans.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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TINA R wrote a review Feb 2020
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The costumes on display are over the top AMAZING! Dominique answered all my questions about the costumes and their history. The second half of the museum gave me more understand of the first line and second line parades. I was encouraged to join in the second line parade experience and I am so happy I did. I dance and enjoy the whole parade route!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Beth T wrote a review Feb 2020
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My husband and I happened into this lovely museum and learned far more about New Orleans history and culture than any formal book or tour could have provided us. The exhibits are detailed, gorgeous, lush and informative. The tour guide was engaged while giving us the space to explore. Definitely a 'must-see' for anyone interested in New Orleans history and peoples.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dianne C wrote a review Jan 2020
Gatineau, Canada92 contributions66 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. When I first entered the museum I thought, boy this is not very big, but I quickly learned that there is a lot of history packed in it. We were provided with an informative historical background by Juston before our visit which allowed us to better appreciate its contents. We took the time to read and view everything. I would reccomend this museum
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Date of experience: January 2020
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judiriva wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Cruz, CA79 contributions38 helpful votes
If you are interested in the Mardi Gras Indian tradition or costuming, this is a treasure chest of imaginative one-of-a-kind, only-in-New-Orleans craft with deep roots. .
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Date of experience: January 2020
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