Unusual Stuff to do in New Orleans

Backstreet Cultural Museum
1116 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 552-4806
Although the Backstreet Cultural Museum is not affiliated with BackstreetNewOrleans.com, we do recommend you stop by for a visit. They seek to present and preserve the unique cultural traditions of New Orleans’ African American society, including Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz funerals, and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs. The Museum is housed in a creole cottage in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood known as the “Treme,” which is directly adjacent to the French Quarter, has been and continues to be a vibrant enclave of musicians and artists in New Orleans.

Riverboat Jazz Cruise
(800) 233-2628
Take a cruise on the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. The 11:30am and 2:30pm cruises offer an optional lunch of salad, Southern Fried Chicken, Red Beans & Rice, New Orleans Bread Pudding, and Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies. The 7:00pm dinner cruise's option dinner includes a choice-of-the-day Seafood Specialty, Chicken Toulouse, meat carving station, Mardi Gras Pasta Alfredo, Vegetable Medley, Red Paddlewheel Potatoes, salad, New Orleans Bread Pudding, and Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies. Beverages are not included. Of course there is live jazz on every cruise.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
724 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 680-0128
No place in the US is more closely associated with Voodoo than New Orleans, and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum offers an informative and entertaining look into this unique spiritual system. They also have a Voodoo Curio & Gift Shop and you can even take a Voodoo-Cemetery Walking Tour.

One Eyed Jacks
615 Toulouse Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 569-8361
This is the home of Fleur de Tease Variety Burlesque Revue, offering a modern twist on a classic vaudeville show. Magicians, fire eaters, comedians, burlesque dancers, and aerialists make up the core members of the troupe. Special guest artists such as sword swallowers, singers, and various circus acts.

Bloody Mary Tours
(504) 915-7774
They offer a variety of unique tours such as a Moonlight Graveyard Tour, Voodoo Tour, Tour of the Undead, Haunted Dinner Tour, Ghost Town Tour, and a Haunted Pub Crawl. They also offer a Voodoo Doll Making Workshop.