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The House of Dance and Feathers

1317 Tupelo St, New Orleans, LA 70117-2036
+1 504-957-2678
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Cultural visit in the 9th Ward

Your host, Mr.Lewis, is a lifetime resident of the 9th Ward. He has been an active leader in civic... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Janis A
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Seattle, Washington
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See more than the touristic side of Nola!

Go here if you want see a different cultural side of New Orleans. Mr. Lewis has gathered a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Daan B
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1317 Tupelo St, New Orleans, LA 70117-2036
Ninth Ward
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Your host, Mr.Lewis, is a lifetime resident of the 9th Ward. He has been an active leader in civic life. A visit to the museum in his back yard will enrich your cultural understanding of New Orleans African American culture, grown in the face of...More

Thank Janis A
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Go here if you want see a different cultural side of New Orleans. Mr. Lewis has gathered a nice collection of parts of suits and accessories of the different kinds of tribes and other street cultures in New Orleans. It is small but very authentic...More

1  Thank Daan B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This small home-based museum in the 9th Ward is chock-a-block with fascinating objects tracing the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, but the most fascinating aspect of all is the museum's wise and gracious creator/curator, Ronald Lewis. To speak with him is a privilege. Call...More

Thank Bethe D
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Mr. Lewis has assembled a collection of the history of dance and costume for Mardi Gras. He has the knowledge and experience of this celebration and the customs associated with it within the African-American community of New Orleans. It is well worth the time to...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough this tour! Go go go! You will not be disappointed. This is a rare living legend - his knowledge and passions for New Orleans is evident.

1  Thank Covington K
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Just that. Get off Bourbon Street and visit this fascinating history of the New Orleans Indians and Mardi Gras neighborhood parades.

Thank Laura Leigh R
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Hubby, my 2 teen daughters and I made an appt with Mr. Lewis to come out and see his museum. We were running late and called him to tell him so and he was so kind to accommodate our time. When we finally arrived at...More

2  Thank cephuslilnation
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Get in your car, go over the canal and into the Lower Ninth Ward. The effects of Katrina still pock the landscape, and there a few blocks in is the House of Dance & Feathers. Ronald Lewis should be cloned and the world would be...More

4  Thank bretjina
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Meeting and speaking with Ronald Lewis was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. He is so open to teaching you about his city, his community and his life, and its a story that everyone needs to hear. Make sure to bring...More

2  Thank Leyabeya
Reviewed 16 February 2016

So glad we visited this " museam" which we would never have known to do if not for the Ninth Ward bike tour we took. ( Look also for my review of it) At first glance, the space ooks like a cluttered mess until you...More

1  Thank 2011lovinitsteph
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Ninth Ward
People focus too much on the hardships so closely
associated with this well known working class
neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about
the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of
rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps
not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend
to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling
or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top
...More
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comfieslippers
Hi All! How can I get in touch with the owners for times and dates they are open, and can you bike this from the Quarter?
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