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Los Islenos Museum

1357 Bayou Rd, Saint Bernard, LA 70085-4805
+1 504-682-0862
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A Great Day!

My husband and I made a day trip to St. Bernard Parish about a week ago. One of our stops was the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
GGsMommie
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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A Great Little Gem

Did you know that the Spanish from the Canary Islands settled here in the 1700s ( the Islenos) and... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
aaires
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Wash, Dc
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Housed in a typical 19th century Creole cottage, the museum contains artifacts and videos recording the oral history of the immigrants from the Canary Islands to Louisiana.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Feb 2018
“A Great Day!”
11 Jun 2017
“A Great Little Gem”
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1357 Bayou Rd, Saint Bernard, LA 70085-4805
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made a day trip to St. Bernard Parish about a week ago. One of our stops was the Los Islenos Museum. We had the place to ourselves and got a personal tour from the historian of St. Bernard, Mr. Hyland. It...More

Thank GGsMommie
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Did you know that the Spanish from the Canary Islands settled here in the 1700s ( the Islenos) and helped with the French Creoles to fight the British in the American Revolution? It is an interesting history and this museum and staff do a great...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Los Islenos Museum is a complex of several buildings saved once, twice, thrice! Very interesting guided tour by the historian of St. Bernard Parish. Bill took us through several buildings telling the history of the Canary Islanders and others who settled in St. Bernard in...More

1  Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

I was looking forward to this place in our visit to Louisiana,True we enjoyed the downtown New Orleans,and the plantations. However, there is something special about this place. It is generations of descendants preserving the traditions of their ancestors from the Canary Islands of Spain...More

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

Love this..if you go...go during the festival..it has so much history and information for everyone. The people are wonderful and enjoy sharing their traditions and customs

1  Thank Pamela B
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Reviewed June 9, 2015

Los Islenos Museum is Excellent and the Volunteers are very friendly. The Grounds are very well kept. The Museum is staffed by the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society. In March they have their annual Fiesta, Spanish Foods and Music. A perfect time for a...More

2  Thank LA-Traveler70043
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Reviewed March 16, 2015

We actually discovered the museum by accident, and we consider ourselves quite lucky for finding it. Mr. Lloyd "Wimpy" Serigne our tour guide was wonderful! He and his wife were so friendly and very informative. Mr. Serigne told us stories about the first settlers of...More

Thank Shelley Maurice B
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

My local Red Hat group had a delightful day. Our docent guide was steeped in the Islenos culture and the parish which opened our eyes to their place in American as well as local history. The exhibits were descriptive and would be valuable even as...More

1  Thank bbwilletslp
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

One of the most unique festivals in New Orleans is the Islenos Festival in St. Bernard Parish in the spring. The food is delicious, as is the wine. The traditional dancing and costumes of the Canary Islands are not to be missed either. A hidden...More

Thank Tangi2
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Awesome place to visit if you are into history and what it was like when people first settled America. The museum is understaffed as far as volunteers go but they try to do the best that they can. I night recommend the fiesta in March.

Thank DrJonnyJr
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