Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, New Orleans

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Featuring an amazing array of Mardi Gras Carnival costumes from the private collection of New Orleans entertainment producer Carl Mack, the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture showcases the rich history of costuming in New Orleans and the variety of ways revelers participate in the celebration of Mardi Gras and the Carnival season.

On exhibit are the regalia of Mardi Gras Kings and Queens, elaborately feathered and beaded Mardi Gras Indian suits and Social Aid and Pleasure Club attire, as well as costumes from Carnival Krewe Tableau balls, Cajun Mardi Gras riders and much more.

Walking through the museum, visitors experience a taste of the amazing and serendipitous creativity that makes up the fantastic celebration that is Mardi Gras. An interactive “costume closet” is available, where museum guests may dress up and take pictures.

The Museum is appropriate for all ages.
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  • I was thinking of going to Mardi Gras World but saw good reviews for the tour at this little place in the French Quarter. So glad we did the tour. Our docent was Guy and he was so knowledgeable. We le...  more »
  • My husband and I were looking for something to do before our nieces were to join us for the evening. We found a brochure on the museum and made reservations. What a great time we had. So much to learn...  more »
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  • Cool little place. The costumes were beautiful and there was a nice informative documentary you can watch about the Mardi Gras Indians. There is a room where you can dress in costumes/masks etc. and take pics but it was way too hot for that. They have a nice collection of costumes on display but it is very small so I did wish there was a little more to it.
  • This is a great way to get a feel for the pageantry of Mardi Gras, all year round! Nearly a half a square block of displayed costumes from famous (and infamous!) New Orleans Mardi Gras royalty and regular revelers too. Also, the best part, a Costume Clost where you can try on dozens upon dozens of real Mardi Gras costumes! That's enough profile pics for a lifetime. They also offer a guided tour of the exhibits where you can learn some great folklore and history of America's biggest party and the love that goes into making it amazing every year....

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