The Treme is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans. This area has been developed since the 18th century and
gets its name from Claude Treme who purchased
a small part of the land during the late 18th century. Much of the Treme's history is rooted in music. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of Jazz because of street performers who would play on the weekends and created a new style of music. Music
is still a large part of the Treme's identity. Famous musicians like Trombone Shorty
are from the area and impromptu parades still occur for major events like weddings and funerals as well as just your average Wednesday.
I-10, Highway 90 and Esplanade Avenue all are near this area, so getting to other areas of the city is an easy drive. The French Quarter is just south of the Treme, making it an easy walk to explore the nearby attraction.
Louis Armstrong Park
is on the southern
end of the area and has statues and tributes to many iconic New Orleans and Jazz musicians as well as beautiful landscaping. Many jazz clubs and restaurants still exist in the area today. Famous restaurants Willie Mae's Scotch House
are on the west side of the area and the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club
is on the north side of the area. The Backstreet Cultural Museum
is also in the area and gives a look into the Mardi Gras Indians
the second lines.
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