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Backstreet Cultural Museum

1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116-2330
+1 504-522-4806
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The Backstreet Cultural Museum has a wealth of 5 star reviews, but probably doesn't merit that much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chris N
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Fascinating visit

Not to be missed. Jaw dropping costumes as well as important history lessons. Definitely check... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
teleute00
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Calgary, Canada
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Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116-2330
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Backstreet Cultural Museum has a wealth of 5 star reviews, but probably doesn't merit that much praise. I think sometimes people get caught up in small museums as hidden secrets, but there has to be more in the museum to reach that status. Do...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed. Jaw dropping costumes as well as important history lessons. Definitely check this out!

Thank teleute00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be advised to check out the NOLA Backstreet Cultural Museum run by the Francis family who are a wealth of knowledge! The place is a quaint two room museum housing great pictures, stories and clothing from the Mardi Gras Indians...More

Thank Lisa Meredith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this tiny gem in the Tremé, just one block from the French Quarter. The owner guides you through the exhibits touching on the relationship between the African American and the Native Americans, Jazz funerals, Marci Gras. Fascinating!

Thank StringTheory58
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This museum is in the rooms of an old house in the Treme district that escaped flooding from Katrina. It contains a large collection of ‘Indian’ Mardi Gras costumes and tells the history of this cultural phenomenon. Other rooms house memorabilia from legendary jazz artists...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My family comes from the bayou, so I never knew anything about Mardi Gras Indians until I watched "Treme" The woman who runs this place is authentic and warm and informative.She'll talk to you all day, or leave you alone to peruse. Well worth the...More

1  Thank zdevore
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Chattin' with ole Sylvester about Mardi Gras, Jazz Funerals and his life was one of the true highlights of New Orleans.

Thank Gnq
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Support this family owned business that gives you great insight into jazz funerals, the birth of jazz and Indian suits. Be ready to read and ask questions to get the most out of it.

Thank kalfo
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was really looking forward to this museum and had it prominently scheduled in my one full, very busy, day in New Orleans. All web info had the hours listed as either Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00 or 10:00 to 5:00. I walked the 2 miles...More

Thank cc_explorer
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This little museum is terrific. Sylvester, the owner, has been collecting these items forever and he's more than happy to share his knowledge. The costumes are incredible - the beading is over the top and feathers everywhere! Everthing needs a bit of dusting/cleaning. Maybe some...More

1  Thank TravelBug89523
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else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
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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