Backstreet Cultural Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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One of the main reasons to visit New Orleans is to get a taste of the city's rich musical heritage, and one of the best places to get a feel for the city's unique identity is at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. This off-the-beaten-path attraction was established by local photographer and history buff, Sylvester Francis. Visit his museum to enjoy an eclectic collection of pictures and objects related to a number of New Orleans musical rituals, including brass bands, jazz funerals, and, of course, Mardi Gras.
Tucked away in the Tremé district, the Backstreet Cultural Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8. For more information about Francis and his collection, check out the Backstreet Cultural Museum website.