Mardi Gras Museum

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  • Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5045235433
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Specialty Museums

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Mardi Gras Museum

  • Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is free.

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

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  • Mardi Gras Museum Address: 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
  • Mardi Gras Museum Contact Number: +1-5045235433
  • Mardi Gras Museum Timing: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Mardi Gras Museum(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mardi Gras Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.7% of people who visit New Orleans include Mardi Gras Museum in their plan

  • 25% of people start their Mardi Gras Museum visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mardi Gras Museum

Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mardi Gras Museum

People normally club together 1736 Port St and Le Petit Theatre Du Vieux Carre while planning their visit to Mardi Gras Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mardi Gras Museum Reviews & Ratings

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  • I loved this little display of the family’s Mardi Gras costumes. It is like a step back in time and in history.

  • Our tour guide was amazing and so very knowledgeable! He told us many interesting tidbits of Mobile history! Definitely worth it!!

  • Very nice and informative visit. Quite a history lesson of the time period.

  • Lots of fun. Even got a slice of kings cake

  • Fun and informative. Trying on the costumes was the most fun.

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