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Wonderful gem well preserved through time!

Alvin Jackson is such a great guy. He is a historian with such a great heart. He will talk and... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2020
flblondee
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Chandler, Arizona
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Small but very interesting

I went with two musicians,a clarinettist and a violinist, so there was an added purpose for our... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2020
janetG2239JY
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Our innkeeper suggested we stop by this place before we head for the French Quarter. What a great little museum. Al Jackson is the owner and tour guide. It's small but if you take your time and listen to his knowledge you'll come away with a whole new appreciation for the history of New Orleans and the parts that Haiti and Cuba played in the history of New Orleans and the development of music that became jazz. After our tour, we joined Al sitting at a table outside the museum and spent the next hour discussing Treme and its current status and possible future as it changes. For an understanding of real New Orleans, both historically and currently, this place is very much worth the time and the small donation. It's only about 6 blocks from Rampart Street.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place is great! My buddy and I came by on a fluke and were blown away by the collection of things packed into the space. Original recording contracts from New Orleans jazz legends were a definite highlight. We sat with Al at the table sharing coffee and donuts for around three hours, and he gave us a history of jazz and also of New Orleans in general. Wonderful experience, highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum by chance after rambling around the neighborhood. It was absolutely amazing. It’s a small building but don’t let that fool you, as it contains a huge amount of history. Al and co will walk you through the various pieces and items and explain the history and background of each. You’ll get a lesson on history, jazz, culture, and New Orleans.
There’s a personal element to this museum that you won’t find anywhere else. I felt like we were welcome to stay and chat for as long as we wanted. Please take my advice and visit here. It’s only a 10 mins walk from Bourbon Street and you’ll learn so much. Five stars. Thanks Al

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Found this museum while walking around the Treme neighbourhood. Very pleased to have discovered it. The curator, Mr Al Jackson, is friendly and keen to share his considerable knowledge with visitors.
Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

In the heart of one of New Orleans most historically important neighborhoods, this petit museum tells a story you're unlikely to hear anywhere else: The essential Haitian Creole and Cuba contributions to the unique character of New Orleans.

Date of experience: February 2018
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