House Of Dance And Feathers, New Orleans
About House Of Dance And Feathers, New Orleans
House Of Dance And Feathers, New Orleans - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1317 Tupelo Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
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The House of Dance and Feathers is a fabulous way to get in touch with the living culture of New Orleans and that is exactly what the founder- Ronald W. Lewis wanted to contribute to.
Located in the lower 9 the ward, the museum consists of Mardi Gras Indian masks, suits, figures, books and images among other rare finds and if you like to visit unique places that have a story of its own, don’t forget to drop by at the House of Dance and Feathers.
House Of Dance And Feathers Ticket Prices
- Admission is free but donations are accepted.
House Of Dance And Feathers Opening and Closing Hours
- Visits are only by prior appointment.
How To reach House Of Dance And Feathers by Public Transport
- By Bus: Tupelo at N. Villere
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
- By Taxi.
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It's not the slickest museum around but it is a comprehensive and fascinating archive of the Mardi Grad Indians and Skull and Bones maskers. We had a great chart with the owner who told us plenty of his own mardi gras stories. It's definitely worth the drive.
It is a little difficult to write this review and only give two stars. If I was writing solely based on the service that Mr. Lewis is performing for the culture of the city, and the place that he holds in its esteem, I would give 5 stars. However, I have to write this review based on our experience as tourists who frequently visit New Orleans and who are very interested in its history and culture. Of course, this is not a typical museum, but is in Mr. Lewis's home that he graciously opens up to guests for just an optional donation. Overall though, we found our experience to be pretty disappointing. We were expecting to see a lot of artifacts, but also to be regaled with stories of personal experiences and history. Maybe we where just there on a bad day, but we were offered limited information, and exceptionally brief answers to questions. It is a very difficult museum to navigate without guidance, and we where left to just kind of stare at many artifacts that we did not know or understand the significance of. We left the museum with more questions than new information. A quick note about the Museum's location. It is easy enough to get a cab there from other parts of the city, but very very difficult to get a cab back. There is a bus that runs down St. Claude Ave, but I'm not sure about how frequently it runs. You can actually walk back to the Bywater by crossing the St. Claude Ave bridge on foot. It looks like pedestrians are not allowed, but if you follow the street to the right parallel to where the bridge begins there will eventually be a set of steps up to a pedestrian walkway. We felt perfectly safe walking during the day, but there is not really much around so it can at times be a little uncomfortable. Overall, although we are glad to have met Mr. Lewis and to have seen the museum, I can't say that we would go back or necessarily recommend this museum for most people visiting New Orleans.
A great collection of mardi gras Indian memorabilia. The owner/curator is very friendly and enjoys sharing his collection.
The intimate connection with the neighborhood is unavoidable. Your guide is a legend. Take a moment. You'll be glad you did.
More than amazing! Mr. Lewis & the House of Dance & Feathers was one of the many highlights of my trip to New Orleans. The stories and pride he shared with my friends & I about history & culture is very much appreciated.
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