Le Musee de F.P.C, New Orleans

Le Musee de F.P.C, New Orleans

Le Musee de F.P.C. is a historic house-museum located in a beautiful 1859 Greek Revival mansion in the Upper Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. This is one of the country's fewest attractions dedicated to sharing the rich and impactful history of the forgotten subculture – the “free people of color” before the Civil War – by way of telling their stories, collecting, preserving, and interpreting their material culture, and more. Pursuant to its objective, the museum celebrates the lives, legacies, and contributions of men and women of African descent who have left an indelible mark on New Orleans, Louisiana and played a unique but prominent role in the development of the United States.

The museum showcases a 30-year collection of artifacts, documents, furniture and art. Each room here spotlights a certain era in the city's history, with a focus on physician and newspaper publisher Dr Louis Charles Roudanez, born in 1823. The small but fascinating collection includes original documentation of slaves who became free, either by coartación (buying their own freedom) or as a reward for particularly good service.

With parlors, courtyard, and decorative arts, this venue is a perfect backdrop for any special event. Because of its intimate boutique style, Le Musee de F.P.C. and its collections are open to the public for guided tours only and only by prior appointment.

Operation Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Sight Name: Le Musee de F.P.C
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA (See walking tours in New Orleans)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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