Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum
1500 Governor Nicholls St
Proprietor: Al Jackson

Backstreet Museum
1531 St Philip St


Offbeat Magazine
Proprieter: Jan Ramsey

Music Venues

618 Frenchmen St

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave Room 252
Marigny/7th Ward
Proprietor: Chuck Perkins
(Check for poetry nights.)

Proprietor: Jordan Hirsch


Louisiana Music Factory
421 Frenchmen St
Lots of music, too.

513 Octavia St

Community Book Center
2523 Bayou Rd
Seventh Ward

Frenchmen Art and Books
600 Frenchmen St


Mojo’s Coffeehouse
1500 Magazine
Lower Garden District


Hop-On and Hop-Off Tour Bus

In an ideal world, you’d have a good friend who is a local to give you the lay of the land. Absent that, I recommend the “Hop-On-Hop-Off” bus tour.

New Orleans is not a small town and it would take weeks, if not months, to sort it out on your own.

The Hop-on and Hop-off bus takes you to many of the main points of interest in the city, in particular, these four:

3 Esplanade Avenue Near St Peters Street & Ursulines Avenue – stop here for Farmers Market & Flea Market, Old US Mint – A Louisiana State Museum, and Frenchman Street Music Clubs.

4 Tremé / Lafitte Rampart & Ursulines Avenue – Stop here for St Augustine Church & a short walk to Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum and the Backstreet Museum.

5 Basin St. Station City Sightseeing Information Centre, St Louis Cemetery (when open), Armstrong Park & Congo Square.

11 First of three stops on Magazine Street which is worth a stroll. This stop puts you close to the neighborhood I landed in when I first came to the city.

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