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American Italian Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Place

I am a 1st generation Italian American and enjoyed my visit to the museum. It brought back some... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2014
Raymond P
Friendly niche museum

This small museum near the French Quarter probably won't make many tourists' itineraries, but it... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Jan 19, 2018
“Friendly niche museum”
Nov 25, 2017
“Learned about Sicilians coming to New Orleans”
The American Italian Cultural Center promotes the culture and heritage of the American Italian community by offering Italian language and culture classes, seminars, concerts, and events. This center will be the leading institution preserving and...more
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537 S Peters St, Warehouse District/Arts District, New Orleans, LA 70130-1628
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This small museum near the French Quarter probably won't make many tourists' itineraries, but it gives some great facts that you don't normally think of when you think about Louisiana history. There was a bit of an immigration boom from Sicily when the slaves were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank tumbleweedchris
Reviewed November 25, 2017

It's a great way to learn more about the history of New Orleans. It's not a huge museum, but very well presented and informative. You could tell our guide (he was Italian) was very enthusiastic about the museum. Great location--on street parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank FloridatravelerTampa
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Being an Italian-American this cultural center was in my list when we visited NOLA. It did not disappoint. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions with a smile. It was neat to see the Jazzisti Americani Italians Famosi wall of artists walking...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank coacht2009
Reviewed May 1, 2017

KInda of a cool Museum but really not so much to see.. definitely not a must see but if your italian American and in that area.. take it in.. otherwise dont make the drive

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank GARY C
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This small museum inside the Italian American Cultural Center is a little gem well worth seeking out. It provides an excellent insight into the contributions of the Italian immigrants to the development of New Orleans. The young woman who was our guide was knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Suzique40
Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stumbled upon this museum by mistake and decided to take a look. Our guide was very helpful and educated. This museum is clearly underfunded and small but was interesting to learn the Italian connection to New Orleans which so many people are unaware of.

Date of experience: March 2016
4  Thank lovetotravelNebraska
Reviewed April 3, 2015

For me it was worth the effort. My great grand father came to New Orleans in the early 1900's from Sicily .I wanted to learn more about it. I met 3 staff members who were so kind and gracious to me and I told them...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank PhiladelphiaAnnette
Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Tried to visit today on St. Joseph's Day. No one answered bell. No signage indicating closure. No one looked to be inside. Very disappointing! I would say to call and check and have a plan B. WWII and children's museums close by.

1  Thank Italianlover
Reviewed October 16, 2014

I am a 1st generation Italian American and enjoyed my visit to the museum. It brought back some memories. I did not know that the French Quarter was primarily Italians from Sicily, who also brought Jazz from Chicago at the turn of the century. They...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Raymond P
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Called to find out what time they closed and she said they closed at 4. Asked what time they opened tomorrow and she said she believes they are closed for the summer.

1  Thank Rick P
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