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.


Now open to the public!

This BRAND NEW exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm. 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

"After years of planning, our new American Italian Museum tells an accurate story of the journey of the American Italians from their arrival here until today,” said Mr. Frank Maselli, Honorary Consul of Italy and President of the American Italian Cultural Center.

An essential contribution to New Orlean’s multi-cultural foundation, Italians brought their religious celebrations, their food, industry and love for art to our city in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many local and national businesses saw their beginnings in our city during this time.

The American Italian CulturalCenter is proud to highlight their journey and influences in the newly updated third floor exhibition area and has opened the second floor of their building as a venue with a view of the city’s famous Piazza D’Italia.

New Orleans-based Synergy Design Group, Inc worked with the center curator to showcase their cultural influences and designed and built the exhibition to tell their story. The renovated museum offers guided tours and is open to the public Monday through Saturday. Members can join this non-profit for discounts, information on lectures and other fun American Italian activities.

The American Italian Cultural Center is a proud member of the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network (NOMTN) ( which works to promote multi-ethnic experiences and venues for visitors to New Orleans.

Schedule your visit now!