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African-American culture and history
The Backstreet Cultural Museum is dedicated to showcasing the unique traditions and institutions of the African-American culture in the city through three main exhibitions, the Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz Funerals and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs.
Set in a Creole cottage in the heart of Treme, a historically black part of the city, Backstreet Cultural Museum exhibits the items carefully collected by owner Sylvester Francis, offering insight into New Orlean’s musical history, the unique Mardi Gras Indians with their feathered handmade suits and other intriguing African-American traditions like skeleton gangs and jazz parades.
Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 Henriette Delille Street , New Orleans
Open Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: Cost money