St Augustine's Catholic Church
Oldest African American Catholic Church, Sunday Mass 10am-12pm with remarkable jazz choir.
“Backstreet Cultural Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection related to New Orleans’ African American community-based masking and processional traditions, including Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals, social aid and pleasure clubs, Baby Dolls, and Skull and Bone gangs. The museum’s filmed records of over 500 events constitute the most cohesive archive documenting these cultural traditions. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Backstreet Cultural Museum hosts public performances of music and dance, provides outreach programs, and creates an annual book, Keeping Jazz Funerals Alive, that chronicles the year’s jazz funerals.”
“This is where you go if you love music! CD's and vinyl all for sale and so many locals are featured here.”
“House museum celebrating lives, legacies and contributions of people of African descent. By appointment only. ”
“This is NOLA must... Tell them Lloyd sent you just to have the fruit tart....Soooooo Good”
“A shining beacon of hope in the community. The museum features exhibits detailing the neighborhood's history dating all the way back to the 1700's! Open everyday from 12-5pm except Mondays. ”