The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association’s boundaries are between North Rampart street and North Claiborne Avenue, St. Bernard Avenue and Basin Street/Orleans Avenue. Our bordering neighborhoods are the French Quarter, Marigny, the 7th ward, and Mid-City. We are walking distance to downtown New Orleans, the Biomedical district, Theater district, and the major sport complexes where the Saints and Pelicans play.
The neighborhood has numerous sites listed on the Louisiana African American trail as it is known as the oldest African-American neighborhood settled by free people of color. The neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance after the once thriving community suffered a series of blows from public works decisions in the 60’s. During that time, the beautiful tree lined boulevards were demolished to build the I-10 freeway. Now the neighborhood has coffee shops, museums, theaters, parks and non-profit organizations which educate youth in the culture of their ancestors.
After years of neglect, the Tremé has become home to many long-term residents and new arrivals to New Orleans. With its close proximity to downtown, residents and tourists alike have rediscovered this jewel of a neighborhood which is creating a renaissance of new businesses, renovated homes, and the next generation of tradition bearers.