Located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, the Backstreet Cultural Museum is one of the city’s most unique attractions. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to preserving and promoting African-American culture and traditions in New Orleans.
The museum houses a variety of artifacts related to Jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Indians, Baby Dolls and Shotgun Houses. Visitors have the opportunity to view photographs, videos and interactive exhibits that provide insight into these traditions which have been around for centuries. Along with its permanent exhibits, the museum also features regularly changing temporary collections that explore different aspects of local culture.
In addition to offering educational tours, visitors can also take part in special experiences such as photography classes or even visit a traditional barbershop where they can get an old school cut or shave by a resident barber! The museum also organizes various events throughout the year including Mardi Gras Indian Classes & Parades and Carnival Celebrations.