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Los Islenos Museum

1357 Bayou Rd, Saint Bernard, LA 70085-4805
+1 504-682-0862
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A Great Little Gem

Did you know that the Spanish from the Canary Islands settled here in the 1700s ( the Islenos) and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
aaires
,
Wash, Dc
via mobile
History, Culture, & Nature

Los Islenos Museum is a complex of several buildings saved once, twice, thrice! Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Brenda W
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Housed in a typical 19th century Creole cottage, the museum contains artifacts and videos recording the oral history of the immigrants from the Canary Islands to Louisiana.
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1357 Bayou Rd, Saint Bernard, LA 70085-4805
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Did you know that the Spanish from the Canary Islands settled here in the 1700s ( the Islenos) and helped with the French Creoles to fight the British in the American Revolution? It is an interesting history and this museum and staff do a great...More

Thank aaires
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Los Islenos Museum is a complex of several buildings saved once, twice, thrice! Very interesting guided tour by the historian of St. Bernard Parish. Bill took us through several buildings telling the history of the Canary Islanders and others who settled in St. Bernard in...More

1  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was looking forward to this place in our visit to Louisiana,True we enjoyed the downtown New Orleans,and the plantations. However, there is something special about this place. It is generations of descendants preserving the traditions of their ancestors from the Canary Islands of Spain...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Love this..if you go...go during the festival..it has so much history and information for everyone. The people are wonderful and enjoy sharing their traditions and customs

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Los Islenos Museum is Excellent and the Volunteers are very friendly. The Grounds are very well kept. The Museum is staffed by the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society. In March they have their annual Fiesta, Spanish Foods and Music. A perfect time for a...More

2  Thank LA-Traveler70043
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We actually discovered the museum by accident, and we consider ourselves quite lucky for finding it. Mr. Lloyd "Wimpy" Serigne our tour guide was wonderful! He and his wife were so friendly and very informative. Mr. Serigne told us stories about the first settlers of...More

Thank Shelley Maurice B
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My local Red Hat group had a delightful day. Our docent guide was steeped in the Islenos culture and the parish which opened our eyes to their place in American as well as local history. The exhibits were descriptive and would be valuable even as...More

1  Thank bbwilletslp
Reviewed 20 February 2013

One of the most unique festivals in New Orleans is the Islenos Festival in St. Bernard Parish in the spring. The food is delicious, as is the wine. The traditional dancing and costumes of the Canary Islands are not to be missed either. A hidden...More

Thank Tangi2
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Awesome place to visit if you are into history and what it was like when people first settled America. The museum is understaffed as far as volunteers go but they try to do the best that they can. I night recommend the fiesta in March.

Thank DrJonnyJr
Reviewed 8 January 2012

I have never seen this place open. I have never seen anyone there either

1  Thank Labedaelaine
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