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Backstreet Cultural Museum

Backstreet Cultural Museum Review

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. Local photographer and self-made historian Sylvester Francis is an enthusiastic guide through this rich collection of Mardi Gras Indian costumes and other musical artifacts tied to the street traditions of New Orleans, and the museum hosts traveling and featured exhibits in addition to its permanent collection. Sylvester is also an excellent source for current musical goings-on in Tremé and throughout town.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1116 Henriette Delille St., Tremé, New Orleans, LA 70116 | Map It
  • Phone: 504/522–4806
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Tremé
Updated: 05-03-2013

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