The new American Italian Museum honors and celebrates the journeys of our Italian ancestors. Our museum tells the story of the Italian immigrant beginning with their departure from the old country to their arrival and assimilation in their adopted home in America. We shed light on their struggles, their successes, and the influences they imprinted on the shared history of the Crescent City and its surroundings.
The American Italian Museum is now OPEN!!
This BRAND NEW exhibit can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm. We offer guided tours with Enrico Villamaino at 11am and 2pm on Tuesday through Saturday. Guided tours are $20 for Adults and $10 for Students and Seniors. Self-guided tours are $10 for Adults and $7 for Students and Seniors.
We also offer group rates for large tour groups and schools. Please inquire at (504) 522-7294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph’s Altars
orgin: Italians in New Orleans celebrate St. Joseph’s Feast Day by decorating church and residential altars with a bounty of food.
American Italians In Jazz
orgin: Italian Americans played an important role in the creation of Jazz, including forming the First Jazz Band, and recording the first Jazz record, both in 1917.
The Italian Immigrant
orgin: Many Sicilians immigrated to New Orleans in the 19th century, traveling on the Palermo-New Orleans route by ship.