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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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Worth the Walk

This little museum is terrific. Sylvester, the owner, has been collecting these items forever and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelBug89523
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Nevada
A Neat Little Museum

Make the trip from the French Quarter and go into Treme. This is a great little museum. Sylvester... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul F
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1116 Henriette Delille St, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70116-2330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TravelBug89523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make the trip from the French Quarter and go into Treme. This is a great little museum. Sylvester Francis is a cool old guy! A great display of Mardi Gras Indian costumes. worth the $10. Have a walk around Treme

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collection of costumes are beautiful. It's hard to believe they were made by hand.Its a very small museum, but full of Nola history. After the museum check out Dookey Chase.

Thank monalisa797
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum is a must for anyone who is interested in New Orleans history and culture. The place is packed with Mardi Gras Indian costumes among other memorabilia and the owner gives a great little tour. The intricacy of the beadwork on the Indian...More

Thank Sampottr
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Run by everyday folks who know the history. See the beaded and feathered Chief costumes, hand-made, close up. Social club garb and much more. It's off the beaten path but I'm so glad we did not miss it.

Thank Queenkonk
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Sylvester, the proprietor, is an interesting, entertaining and knowledgeable character. Here you will learn about the Mardi Gras Indians, local culture and then some!

Thank JessieMom
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is some guy's house. A hand lettered sign on the door says $10 a head, cash only. You're allowed four photos per side (of the hallway), and you have to ask permission to post anything on social media. No worries. You won't want to....More

Thank Laura Malt S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

So happy I found this hidden gem. Its a short walk from the French Quarter. This museum houses many donated Indian costumes from Mardi Gras and clearly explains the traditions surrounding them.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We'd been intrigued by the Mardi Gras Indians after watching a series called 'Treme', which had a side-story about the Indians. We'd never heard of them before that so, when we went for our second trip to New Orleans, we decided to do a bit...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This two-room museum in the Treme lets you see outrageous Mardi Gras costumes, including amazing shoes, up close and person, with a commentary from the owner, one of his friends or his niece. It provides perspective on the African American and Native American influence on...More

Thank GailR52
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Treme
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
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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