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Mardi Gras Museum

Curated by Director Helen del Guidice, the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture features an amazing array of Carnival costumes from New Orleans entertainment producer and costume impresario Carl Mack’s private collection,  showcasing the rich history of costuming in New Orleans and the variety of ways in which 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, neighborhood walking parades and more.

Walk through the museum for a taste of the amazing and serendipitous creativity that make up the fantastic celebration that is Mardi Gras. Dress up in authentic Mardi Gras costumes and take pictures in our interactive Costume Closet!

The Mardi Gras Museum is also home to a gallery featuring four exhibits throughout the year, currently on exhibit are the works of local photographer Carlos Gonzalez.

The museum also hosts various special events throughout the year.

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture

Open Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
General Admission $12
1010 Conti Street (Map & Directions)
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 218-4872
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