Mardi Gras Museum, New Orleans

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Mardi Gras Museum, New Orleans - Address, Phone Number

Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States

Phone: +1-5045235433

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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The Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum was opened in the French quarter in 1983 and was named after successor and daughter of Count Arnaud. The Daughter Germaine Wells was honoured as the queen of over twenty-two Mardi Gras balls from 1937 to 1968 (the most number of times than any other woman in the Carnival’s history).

The museum consists of elaborate Mardi Gras costumes, including 13 of Mrs. Wells’ queen costumes, one of her mother’s, one of her daughter’s, as well as four king’s costumes worn by Count Arnaud.

Highlights include:

  • A 1941 Empress gown worn by Germaine’s mother -Lady Irma
  • Dining at the restaurant occupied in the musuem

Mardi Gras Museum Ticket Prices

  • Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is free.

Mardi Gras Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is accessible to the public during restaurant hours seven days a week.

Restaurant hours:

  • Monday -Saturday: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Sunday :10:00 am - 2:30 pm; 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

How To reach Mardi Gras Museum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Canal at Carondelet
  • By Tram: Canal at Dauphine (Out)
  • By renting a Car/ Bike.
  • By Taxi

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  • "Museum" is a bit of a stretch. It is basically one room above a restaurant, with some dresses and costumes in glass displays and a bunch of photographs hanging on the wall. Yes it is a nice display, but it should not take you more than five minutes to complete your self-guided tour. 95% of the photos attached to this location are from a separate location called MARDI GRAD WORLD, which is down by the port and that is where you see all the floats are made and stored.

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  • It has so much potential. But the visit is just a video and the storage of past events

  • Only open when restaurant is open

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