Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

New Orleans African American Museum, New Orleans, LA


Housed in a Creole style villa located in the oldest surviving black community in the U.S., the New Orleans African American Museum’s mission is to protect, preserve and promote the history, art, and communities of African Americans in New Orleans and the greater African diaspora.

As New Orleans continues to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, information regarding the current operating status of various attractions changes regularly.  So please call ahead or visit the museum’s official website to find out the latest information.

Address: 1418 Gov. Nicholls Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 USA
Phone: (504) 566-1136
Map & Driving Directions


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