If you are expecting a fancy museum you will not find it here. Instead you will find a real place , right in the Treme, full of Mardi gras Indian culture. Its a small place, the tour is personal. The gentlemen giving the tour is real, he knows the culture, the history, the people. get off your cell phone, and listen to him. Take in what he says,, the tour cost $8 and is worth it for many reasons. Sylvester Francis explained to us that you don't see corporate logos on the costumes. The fees go to support this wonderful one of a kind culture and we were proud to pay . There is much to learn,,, so enjoy the time. BTW, if you watch the HBO series Treme,,, Mr Francis is in one epidsode. He was kind , gracious and invited us to a Mardi Gras Indian Jazz funeral. Unforunately we had to leave town before the date-something we still regret. We'll be back in New Orleans next year and will go to BackStreet again for many reasons..
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