Situated just behind our Airbnb this was an easy stop. The curator opened it a little early for us and gave an informative narrative on the two rooms. I learned a few things which is always a good thing. Takes about 30-60 minutes. A little pricey if you have a big family. If you ask they might make a deal.... 更多
We only ended up here accidently, and what a great find. We saw so many wonderful Mardi Gras outfits, but more importantly we learned so much about the traditions and history of Mardi Gras, Secondline, and Jazz funerals. It was well worth the cost to get in and our trip to NOLA was far better because of finding this place.
This museum is a real gem, as is its owner Sylvester Francis, who took the time to tell us all about the history and traditions of Mardi Gras Indians.
If you want to learn more about the Mardi Gras Indians then this small museum is it. They had some of the hand beaded costumes on display which where so amazing to see. We probably spent 30 mins on the museum. A good place to stop if in the neighborhood or want to venture away from the French Quarter.
The Backstreet Cultural Museum is lovingly created to celebrate and honor the unique African American culture of New Orleans. The small collection of costumes and artifacts are displayed in a converted house in the historic Treme district, near Louis Armstrong Park. The docent, Robert, provided historical context on the origins of the Black Indian Tribes, the social clubs and first... 更多
What makes this a 5 star experience for visitors and those who are not part of the culture is that this is a neighborhood museum with lots of cool stuff. Every visitor gets a guided tour whether you want it or not. The people who run the museum are always friendly no matter who you are or where you're from.... 更多
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