Considered the oldest African American neighborhood in America, Treme is the epicenter of New Orleans culture, a rich repository of the music, food, history, and celebration that define this city. Geographically, Treme is the swath of land across from the French Quarter between North Rampart and North Broad and from Canal Street to Esplanade. Historically, the neighborhood is known as the first in which African Americans were able to acquire and own property consistently during an era when America was still entrenched in slavery.
While exploring, pay your respects to Treme’s unmatched musical history at the small but mighty Petit Jazz Museum and see eye popping jazz inspired statues at Armstrong Park. Hopefully the Backstreet Cultural Museum, put out of its longtime Treme location by Hurricane Ida in August 2021, will soon find a new home for its Mardi Gras Indian and Second Line collection as intended. When you’re hungry, thirsty, and in need of good music, here are some places to head in the neighborhood, where home cooking and haute cuisine both hold sway.
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