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Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

This museum tells a lively, personal, and wide-ranging history of jazz music. 


Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum’s name does not do justice to the wealth of history captured within its walls. Al Jackson, the owner of the museum, takes you through a personal history of jazz music, from its earliest origins at Congo Square to its rise to what it means to New Orleans today.

When you step inside, you’re welcomed into a cozy home loaded with beautiful art, historical information, and musical artifacts spread across two rooms.

Jackson acts as a walking history book, and will gladly tell you about jazz’s origin and development. He’ll even play some classic tracks on the museum’s record player. Jackson knows the story behind every record, every photo in the museum.

If you’re looking for a personal, unique way to learn more about jazz history, this is a must-see.  

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