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Backstreet Cultural Museum

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Address: 1116 Henriette Delille, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504/522-4806
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.

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A must see !

If you want to learn about New Orleans, and not just get drunk on Bourbon street, then you must go here! We came on a Monday and they were actually closed but the owner was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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RINGGOLD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you want to learn about New Orleans, and not just get drunk on Bourbon street, then you must go here! We came on a Monday and they were actually closed but the owner was sitting outside and said "Well I'm looking at you and you looking at me so come on in" Super nice folks ! Backstreet will teach... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great costumes of the varied runaway slaves who married into local Indian Tribes. Then formed their own tribes like Wild Tchoupitoulas, Wild Magnolias, Northside Skull and Bones Gang, etc. A must see in the Treme.

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syracuse, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A great experience and one of the best ways to learn more about New Orleans and its traditions. It was wonderful to have someone share such a unique perspective of New Orleans. You learn a lot about a part of the city and its culture that you just do not get any where else. I cannot imagine a better place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was very interested to learn about some of the cultural traditions that exist in New Orleans. It is such a unique city. The backstreet cultural museum had a small but beautiful display of two very interesting traditions, the pleasure and social clubs and the Mardi Gras Indian tribes. There is a display of suits from both groups and a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was glad to go and see the collection, but as some reviewers have pointed out, it is not a typical "museum". It is two rooms and a hallway in a house and you have a 50/50 chance of actually getting a tour. There were no scheduled tours and I called to ask what time the tours run and was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Backstreet Cultural Museum is located in the Treme District of NOLA. Backstreet is the historical museum of not just Black Indians, but also the social clubs. There are an assortment of beautiful costumes on display in the museum all from different tribes. Ask questions and you will be met with in depth answers to everything. Black Indian culture is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Learn about second lines and the New Orleans's Indians. The costumes are so amazing! This is a small venue, but contains so much history and culture.

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Backstreet Cultural Museum curates artifacts from the local black community. It explains social clubs, black Indians, and the history of the Treme neighborhood where the museum is located. The museum is docent lead. Our docent was Robert. He gave good presentations and fully answered our questions, no matter how stupid they were (I had a lot of stupid questions).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

So worth the stop! We had been asking tour guides about the existence of this type of museum. It was our last stop on the Treme' Tour and changed our plans for our last day. We heard the history of the Mardi Gras Indians and saw first hand the beautiful design of their costumes. From this museum we learned about... More 

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Odessa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

You won't believe how beautiful the Mardi Gras Indians' costumes are; but the stories of how they are made and how they came to be are even more fascinating! There's more to Mardi Gras than beads and drinking!

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Additional Information about Backstreet Cultural Museum

Address: 1116 Henriette Delille, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504/522-4806
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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