Visiting the Backstreet Cultural Museum in New Orleans
I went to this local museum after seeing it in the background of a documentary about New Orleans. It's located in the Treme neighbourhood, and details the culture and traditions of African Americans in New Orleans including the Mardis Gras Indians, and Social Aids and Pleasure Clubs. 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.
The museum is locally run by Francis Sylvester from his home, and so calling ahead for hours of operation is best. (504) 522-4806. Admission is $8 and well worth every penny.
You can find a full review, and more photos from the museum at the link below.