Walking the Tremé

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    12 Aug 2016
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Two hundred years before the HBO television series made Tremé an emblem of the cultural richness of New Orleans, the residents of this faubourg drummed, danced, and second lined their way into history. Tremé, touted as the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States as well as the birthplace of jazz, boasts a history of civil rights activism and jazz rhythms that lingers and inspires all who wander it. From Armstrong Park’s Congo Square to Brass Band Heaven and the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, the Faubourg Tremé will get under your skin and have you singing a bit of John Boutte’s “Hangin' in the Treme, Watchin' people sashay...” So, join me for a leisurely stroll through a neighborhood like no other.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Armstrong Park, Congo Square, Tremé Villa Meilleur African-American Museum, Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, Tuba Fats Square, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Art Alley, St. Augustine Church

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    At the corner of North Rampart and Saint Ann Streets, across from the French Quarter. If you are driving, parking is available on the street as well as in the nearby Basin Street Station Parking Lot at 501 Basin Street.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    By all means, enjoy the shade of the hundred-year-old oak trees inside of Armstrong Park and Congo Square. And don't miss a chance to stop for a delicious hot or cold drink inside the Tremé Coffeehouse. The neighborhood vibe in this funky coffee shop will show you why this neighborhood is so popular with locals and local "wannabees." Finally, be sure to stop by The Backstreet Cultural Museum for a firsthand look at the unique Mardi Gras Indian culture.

    Best time to walk:

    Daylight hours. Dawn to dusk.

    Precautions:

    Always good to be cautious. Most people in the neighborhood are friendly and welcoming, but take care.

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