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Backstreet Cultural Museum

1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116-2330
+1 504-522-4806
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Amazing cultural and historic visit, super personal

Very personal tour of one of the more overlooked aspects of New Orleans culture. Highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher F
Uncover a known heritage

This museum is just outside the French Quarter, and celebrates the African-American culture of the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
SueBeeton
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
Tremé
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very personal tour of one of the more overlooked aspects of New Orleans culture. Highly recommend this to people who wish to know more about our city's cultural history. Doesn't take long.

Thank Christopher F
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This museum is just outside the French Quarter, and celebrates the African-American culture of the city. It includes information and suits of Mardi Gras Indians, Social and Pleasure Clubs and Jazz Funerals. It is a local gathering place, and the museum has a very personal...More

1  Thank SueBeeton
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This collection assembled by Sylvester Francis and co-directed by his daughter is unique, and a great introduction to Mardi Gras Indian traditions, jazz funerals, second line parades and more of New Orleans' unique cultural traditions. Small, two-room house in the Tremé district is an easy...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a small, funky museum highlighting the costumes and customs of Carnival, as well as the music of New Orleans. Fantastic, especially when explained by the Owners.

1  Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We did some of the big Mardi Gras parades when we we in the uptown area but got a tip to go to the Backstreet Museum on Fat Tuesday early in the morning to see the Skeletons and Baby Dolls. It was fantastic!

1  Thank gerryharris
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This little gem of a museum taught me much about New Orleans. I will make a point of being there next time for the Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday!

1  Thank timwatkins2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

The Backstreet Cultural Museum has a wealth of 5 star reviews, but probably doesn't merit that much praise. I think sometimes people get caught up in small museums as hidden secrets, but there has to be more in the museum to reach that status. Do...More

1  Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed. Jaw dropping costumes as well as important history lessons. Definitely check this out!

Thank teleute00
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be advised to check out the NOLA Backstreet Cultural Museum run by the Francis family who are a wealth of knowledge! The place is a quaint two room museum housing great pictures, stories and clothing from the Mardi Gras Indians...More

Thank Lisa Meredith H
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this tiny gem in the Tremé, just one block from the French Quarter. The owner guides you through the exhibits touching on the relationship between the African American and the Native Americans, Jazz funerals, Marci Gras. Fascinating!

Thank StringTheory58
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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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