Backstreet Cultural Museum

Backstreet Cultural Museum

Top 1% of attractions in New Orleans
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“Part private obsession, part cultural jewel, this small facility is off the beaten path but a must-stop for anyone interested in the true history and culture of New Orleans.”

– Frommer's

"Since 1999, when the Backstreet Cultural Museum opened its doors, it has become a focal point of Mardi Gras Indian, parade, and second-line culture in the city." Full review
Afar Magazine
"For anyone visiting New Orleans this is an amazing museum to visit, and it will show you there is much more to this city that Mardis Gras and Bourbon Street." Full review
"Located in a former funeral parlor, this offbeat museum seeks “to keep jazz funerals alive” with memorabilia from famous send-offs, in addition to archival items and photos from second-line parades" Full review
Atlas Obscura
"The greatest collection of New Orleans masking and processional traditions covering everything from Baby Dolls to Skull and Bone gangs.  " Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"Inside what looks like an otherwise residential home is a comprehensive archive of the area's African American traditions and community movements" Full review
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