Treme is one of the oldest French Quarter neighborhoods. Its history dates back to the mid 19th century. On Sundays, African Americans congregated in Congo Square, which is now in Armstrong Park, to socialize and preserve their cultural traditions. The influence of the culture remains strong to this day. Treme exemplifies these traditions by holding several cultural events in museums, parks, and community centers throughout the year. A few famous places in the area include Louis Armstrong Park, Congo Square, and Treme Backstreet Cultural Museum.
Expect many events and festivals dedicated to embracing African American history and culture. There are incredible BBQ and Southern Style food options at Willie Mae’s Scotch House. You will be able to walk to the French Quarter in minutes.