This little museum is a bit of a walk from the FQ, but it's worth it. I learned a lot about Mardi Gras, first line, second line, social clubs, the Indians, etc. Not all of this is obvious so don't be shy about asking the person in charge.
Don't miss this opportunity to see a piece of New Orleans' real history. Given the city's demographic changes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it's important to take a moment to see the heart of NOLA culture, the community that made the city so special. You'll find yourself in awe of the stormy of the Mardi Gras Indians and the... 更多
The Backstreet Cultural Museum curates artifacts from the local black community. It explains social clubs, Mardi Gras Indians, and the history of the Treme neighborhood where the museum is located. The museum docent, Robert, is a Chief in his tribe and New Orleans born and raised. His presentation was outstanding and most of the Mardi Gras Tribal attire are either... 更多
Our b & b host described this place as an "important" stop to make. Sylvester Francis has gathered and preserved numerous costumes created by Mardi Gras Indians for a number of years. He's a great resource in explaining the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, and their impact on African American culture and history in New Orleans. There is another... 更多
If you watched the HBO series Treme, you must come here to see the Mardi Gras indian costumes up close and personal, and gain insight into their development and construction. As well as the costume exhibit, this place functions as a kind of celebration of community members and activity in Treme, past and present.
The Treme, where the Backstreet Cultural Museum is located, is the oldest African American neighborhood in the country, located in the 7th ward, which is rich with music and culture. This small museum, along with Ronald Lewis' House of Dance and Feathers (open by appointment only, lower ninth ward) paint a picture of New Orleans that gives visitors a sense... 更多
I am a self-proclaimed geek when I travel. Don't get me wrong; I like fine dining, craft cocktails, and "touristy" things. But that being said, I love to visit places with culture. New Orleans has a lot of it. This place is a little off the beaten path, just outside the FQ in Treme. A local gentleman runs it, and... 更多
Our son who attened Tulane took us here in February. It is a very interesting place. The guy who runs it gives a lecture about the costumes. I didn;t realize what a different culture exists around Mardi Gras and the clubs. It is quite a learning experience. The $5 was well worth it.
If you're in New Orleans with even the slightest interest in the city's cultural this is an absolute must visit. A stunning collection of Mardi Gras Indian costumes, archive photos, jazz funeral artefacts and more. When we visited we were lucky enough to have the great Sylvester Francis there who gave us the tour and QnA. Can't recommend this Tremé... 更多