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The Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 522-4806
www.backstreetmuseum.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: At The Backstreet Cultural Museum, visitors can find an amazing assortment of memorabilia indigenous to Mardi Gras, jazz funerals and other traditions found only in New Orleans. The museum houses the city’s largest collection of brilliantly colored and elaborately designed Mardi Gras Indian costumes hand made by local artisans costing upwards of $10,000 a piece. In this simple setting, the museum also houses an enormous collection of still photos and video footage of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals and second lines.
Basin St. Station
501 Basin St., New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
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www.basinststation.com

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Historic Site, Historic Building

Description: Basin St. Station, formerly the New Orleans Terminal Company, is a historical touchstone that remains in what was once the transportation crossroad of the city of New Orleans. Today Basin St. Station embodies the preservation of a rare vestige of the five railways stations and their associated buildings that served Downtown New Orleans in the early 20th century.

Valentino New Orleans Hotels'Basin St. Station is a four story development with adjoining landscape parking, the first floor containing a visitor information center, educational community exhibit and performance venues, a walking tour kiosk, a coffee shop and Louisiana gift shop.

Congo Square
835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational), Historic Site

Description: In the southern corner of Armstrong Park is Congo Square, an open space where slaves and free blacks gathered throughout the 19th century for meetings, open markets, and the African dance and drumming celebrations that played a substantial role in the development of jazz. Local voodoo practitioners still consider Congo Square a spiritual base and gather at the Square for rituals.
Louis Armstrong Park
835 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
new.nola.gov

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Park/Square (Recreational)

Description: Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance—inside you'll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
1419 Basin St., New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It]
(504) 525-1052
www.mahaliajacksontheater.com

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Theatre (Performance)

Description: The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts is a historic arts venue located in the city’s famous Armstrong Park. A cultural hub within NOLA, The Mahalia Jackson Theater hosts a diverse variety of performance and musical events, including operas, plays, and dance shows. The theater is named to honor Mahilia Jackson, a world-renowned and beloved gospel singer who was born and raised in New Orleans. Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone, or in person at the theater’s box office.
New Orleans African American Museum
1418 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA 70119 [Map It]
(504) 566-1136
www.noaam.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Museum

Description: The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting through education the history, art, and communities of African Americans in New Orleans and the African diaspora.
St. Augustine Catholic Church
1210 Governor Nicholls St., New Orleans, LA 70115 [Map It]
(504) 525-5934
www.staugustinecatholicchurch-neworleans.org

Neighborhood: Treme
Attraction Type/s: Church/Cathedral of Interest

Description: Oldest African American church in New Orleans
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