The New Orleans African American Museum is dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the culture of the African Diaspora.

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About Us

The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, History and Culture (NOAAM) was founded in 1996 under the guidance and extensive support of the City of New Orleans Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development.

 NOAAM is located in the Tremé section of New Orleans, a neighborhood that was once home to the nation’s largest, most prosperous and politically progressive community of blacks by the mid-1850s.


“The contributions of African Americans in Treme, New Orleans and our nation are so vast and important to American culture that at the New Orleans African American Museum, we situate ourselves as an international cultural epicenter.”

— Gia M Hamilton, executive director and chief curator


Plan Your Visit

The New Orleans African American Museum is open

Thursday 11am - 4pm

Friday 11am - 4pm

Saturday 11am - 4pm 

and by appointment for tours, field trips, and special visits



1417-1418 Governor Nicholls

New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

We are currently operating out of the museums administrative building, which is across the street from the main campus.

Learn more about our historical campus here.


Louisiana Residents 

Adults $10 

Children (under 12) $5 


Non Louisiana Residents 

Adults $20

Children (under 12) $10


Student $20

Individual $50

Friends and Family $100

Sustaining Member $150

Young Fellow Benefactor $250

Benefactor $500 

To become a memeber, e-mail 

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The Faubourg Treme’ neighborhood sits on land which once was a hundred-and seventy-years old plantation, the Morand Plantation, and two forts—St. Ferdinand and St. John. Near the end of the 18th century, Claude Tremé purchased the land from the original plantation owner.

Learn more about the museums history →


We invite individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations to join us in this historic endeavor that will impact our city for generations to come. You can support the museum by making a donation; becoming a member; volunteering as a docent, event support or educational programming; hosting a special event or program at the Museum.

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