Find New Orleans’s Soul at These 6 Mini-Museums

Go beyond Bourbon Street to drink up New Orleans history and culture at these fascinating small-scale museums.

Lavinia Spalding

Long famous for its nonstop festivals, spontaneous street-dancing, and gustatory binges, New Orleans is also known for—and rightfully proud of—the city’s rich and nuanced 300-year history. The best way to delve into its past—and learn about its extraordinary culture—is to visit one of New Orleans’s more unusual museums.

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All travel is circular. I had been jerked through Asia, making a parabola on one of the planet’s hemispheres. After all, the grand tour is just the inspired man’s way of heading home.” –Paul Theroux