Backstreet Cultural Museum


1531 St. Philip Street
New Orleans LA 70116

The Backstreet Cultural Museum is home to costumes, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, films, and other materials important to New Orleans’ African American cultural traditions. These living folklife traditions include Mardi Gras Indians, Skull and Bone gangs, Baby Dolls, jazz funerals, social aid & pleasure clubs, and more. A pillar in the historic Faubourg Tremé neighborhood, the Backstreet Cultural Museum is the place to discover New Orleans’ parading arts. 



General Information
  • Family Friendly
Type of Museum
  • Art Museum
  • Historical Museum
Areas (Louisiana Tour Guide)
  • Area