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Backstreet Cultural Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A great atmosphere of making you feel like getting up and dancing with or without a partner. Great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lewisteach
Not for everyone, but should be!

How impressed you are depends on your expectations. This is a hodgepodge collection of photos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great atmosphere of making you feel like getting up and dancing with or without a partner. Great music!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lewisteach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How impressed you are depends on your expectations. This is a hodgepodge collection of photos, Mardi Gras Indian attire, and videos. It's not the fanciest "museum" out there, but it's quirky, fun, and informative. This museum was pieced together by people who have really been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hrobinson1114
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the Backstreet Cultural Museum by myself, and retuned a few days later with my sister in tow. I just love this museum (tiny as it is) - it is the best place to learn about Mardi Gras Indian tribes, their history and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marleen_tripadvistor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the Mardi Gras Indians is one that needs to shared. It's fascinating how this culture came about & continues to thrive. The workmanship of the costumes is ...WOW!!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DayTrip802589
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, two room museum with a slice of NOLA culture in both rooms. I learned a lot about jazz funerals and the Mardi Gras Indians. This is a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heatherwhea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lucked up and had the place all to ourselves. By the end of the tour we have officially adopted the propitiatory as family. Uncle Francis is a treasure filled with tons of history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Menta215
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This small museum in Treme is an authentic slice of NOLA history and culture. Each room has its own theme of lovingly maintained and simply presented Indian costumes, jazz memorabilia, letters and photos of Civil Rights activities, including efforts to preserve and promote the role...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wanda R
Reviewed October 21, 2018

You can visit the more formal museum in the Presbytere next to St Louis Cathedral to get information about the Indians, but this is the claustrophobic but entirely real deal. Costumes and memorabilia donated by locals make this a fascinating short visit in the historic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Learn about the history of Jazz Funerals and 2nd Lines and Mardi Gras Indians. A private museum in a converted home. An amazing cultural experience. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Laj888
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Nice little museum in Treme. Filled with memories and information. Short walk (1-2 blocks) from St. Augustine Church’s Tomb of the Unknown Slave. Easy few blocks to Louis Armstrong Park.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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Heather C
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The owner likes to give a tour and talks a lot about the history of Marco grad as well as the Second Line and Jazz Funerals. It is easy to spend an hour just listening to him. The space itself is quite small. You could go... More
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