Planning to head to New Orleans sometime soon? Supporting local Black-owned businesses is a must-add to your trip itinerary!

Black History is a living history composed of the past, present and things to come. In New Orleans, there’s plenty of each. From the neighborhoods and streets you stroll, to the dances and songs you sing, and even the dishes you eat – Black History has and continues to the pioneer the culture of the Crescent City

Scroll through for a list of the many local Black-owned businesses, shops, museums, and much more you’ll want to visit while in Nola

  • Stella Jones Gallery

Stella Jones Gallery takes very seriously the responsibility, of providing collectors, both private and corporate, with art that is high in aesthetic quality and strong in investment potential. The gallery is equally motivated to raise the aspirations of African American youths by providing them with a better understanding of their heritage through the visual arts.

Stella Jones Gallery endeavors to be an important site of both cultural and economic development in the local, national, and international arts community.
Stella Jones Gallery
Stella Jones Gallery
  • Dooky Chase Restuarant 

Dooky Chase’s Restaurant opened its doors for business in 1941. What was initially a sandwich shop and lottery ticket outlet in 1939 blossomed into a thriving bar and later a respected family restaurant in Treme. Founded by Emily and Dooky Chase, Sr., Dooky Chase’s Restaurant soon became the meeting place for music and entertainment, civil rights, and culture in New Orleans.

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Dooky Chase Restuarant
  • Tremes petit jazz museum

As America’s oldest integrated neighbourhood, Treme has always been an important center of African-American and Creole culture; New Orleans’ beating heart for brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and of course, the jazz that is the life blood pulsing through the city.

A visit to the museum will provide an insider’s glimpse of the influences, legends, and historical events that gave rise to the music that has kept this community’s, and the world’s, feet tapping since 1895.

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Tremes petit jazz museum

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  • Armstrong Park

Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance””inside you’ll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing. This park was designed by New Orleans architect Robin Riley and was named after New Orleans-born Jazz legend Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong Park is greenspace rich in local history and natural charm, perfect for an outdoor outing while visiting New Orleans’ most famous neighborhood.

armstrong park
Lois Armstrong Park
  • Le Musee de f.p.c.
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