The Musée Rosette Rochon is projected to be a major historic house museum and a vital educational center for Marigny and the adjacent French Quarter, Tremé, and Bywater neighborhoods. It is an early antebellum home built for Rosette Rochon, a free businesswoman of color who amassed wealth and lived to about the age of one hundred. The house also has many remarkable details, being one of the most important early examples in New Orleans of architectural transition between Creole and American styles.
New Orleans has no museum devoted to the legacy of the city’s antebellum free Black population, which was by far the wealthiest in the United States. The Rochon project is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of and the education about the history of Black people, women, business, the building trades, race relations, and the preservation of the city’s unique Afro-Creole and African-American cultures.
1515 Pauger St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
phone: (504) 947-7673
By Appointment Only