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My family and I went to see their Chritmas village display and bonfire. We got to tour the houses... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
RaeM18
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Saint Bernard, Louisiana
A Great Day!

My husband and I made a day trip to St. Bernard Parish about a week ago. One of our stops was the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
GGsMommie
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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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+1 504-682-0862
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

My family and I went to see their Chritmas village display and bonfire. We got to tour the houses and hear how Christmas was celebrated back then. Tour was nice, everyone was very knowledgable and friendly.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made a day trip to St. Bernard Parish about a week ago. One of our stops was the Los Islenos Museum. We had the place to ourselves and got a personal tour from the historian of St. Bernard, Mr. Hyland. It...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: March 2015
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

Date of experience: February 2015
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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

Date of experience: April 2013
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

Date of experience: April 2012
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