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American Italian Museum

537 South Peters St, Warehouse District/Arts District, New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-522-7294
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Learned about Sicilians coming to New Orleans

It's a great way to learn more about the history of New Orleans. It's not a huge museum, but very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very neat!

Being an Italian-American this cultural center was in my list when we visited NOLA. It did not... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Coach T
Charleston, West Virginia
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The American Italian Cultural Center promotes the culture and heritage of the American Italian community by offering Italian language and culture classes, seminars, concerts, and events. This center will be the leading institution preserving and celebrating the American Italian history of Louisiana. The impact will be felt through increased awareness of how the American Italian community has shaped local, regional, and national history and culture. Our values include education, inspiration, high quality, collaboration, and financial integrity. We provide programming opportunities that allow the community to come together to learn about the people, places, and events of our rich history and continuing significance.
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2 weeks ago
“Learned about Sicilians coming to New Orleans”
13 Jul 2017
“Very neat! ”
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537 South Peters St, Warehouse District/Arts District, New Orleans, LA 70130
Central Business District
+1 504-522-7294
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great way to learn more about the history of New Orleans. It's not a huge museum, but very well presented and informative. You could tell our guide (he was Italian) was very enthusiastic about the museum. Great location--on street parking.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Being an Italian-American this cultural center was in my list when we visited NOLA. It did not disappoint. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions with a smile. It was neat to see the Jazzisti Americani Italians Famosi wall of artists walking...More

1  Thank Coach T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

KInda of a cool Museum but really not so much to see.. definitely not a must see but if your italian American and in that area.. take it in.. otherwise dont make the drive

2  Thank GARY C
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This small museum inside the Italian American Cultural Center is a little gem well worth seeking out. It provides an excellent insight into the contributions of the Italian immigrants to the development of New Orleans. The young woman who was our guide was knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stumbled upon this museum by mistake and decided to take a look. Our guide was very helpful and educated. This museum is clearly underfunded and small but was interesting to learn the Italian connection to New Orleans which so many people are unaware of.

4  Thank lovetotravelNebraska
Reviewed 4 April 2015

For me it was worth the effort. My great grand father came to New Orleans in the early 1900's from Sicily .I wanted to learn more about it. I met 3 staff members who were so kind and gracious to me and I told them...More

1  Thank PhiladelphiaAnnette
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Tried to visit today on St. Joseph's Day. No one answered bell. No signage indicating closure. No one looked to be inside. Very disappointing! I would say to call and check and have a plan B. WWII and children's museums close by.

1  Thank Italianlover
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I am a 1st generation Italian American and enjoyed my visit to the museum. It brought back some memories. I did not know that the French Quarter was primarily Italians from Sicily, who also brought Jazz from Chicago at the turn of the century. They...More

2  Thank Raymond P
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Called to find out what time they closed and she said they closed at 4. Asked what time they opened tomorrow and she said she believes they are closed for the summer.

1  Thank Rick P
Reviewed 15 March 2013

My father , an Italian American, was interested in visiting the museum while we were in N.O. We all went as a family and enjoyed every aspect of the museum. The sport section was amazing, my dad was quite enthralled. I preferred the personal stories...More

1  Thank marie U
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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