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Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture

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N.S wrote a review Jan 2021
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We absolutely love our visit. I had only ever see pictures of the Mardi Gras costumes so to see them first hand and see how intricate they are was so neat. Learning about what goes into being a Krewe member was really fascinating. I didn't realize how much of their own money and time the Krewe members put into this each year. The history of the costumes is really interesting. And they have a costume room where you can try on some of the costumes. We had a great time and would reccomended it to anyone interested in Mardi Gras. After you go here then go to Mardi Gras world and learn about the floats. We did both back to back and it was a great day
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Thomas V wrote a review Aug 2020
Oakland, California10,064 contributions2,286 helpful votes
This visit was truly one of my favorite experiences in town. I loved the little ferry ride over to Algiers and my stroll to the museum through the neighborhood. And then the quirky display of costumes and floats, very down-to-Earth, very real. Lots of folk art going on here. Loved it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jesse S wrote a review May 2020
Montgomery, Minnesota259 contributions90 helpful votes
This place was pretty good, they talk about Mardi Gras at the beginning of the tour and show a short film, you also get a sliver of King Cake to try. They you go into the area where they work at making the decorations for the floats, they talk about how they do it, you might even see people working on things. You see whatever floats they have in the building currently, they are quite big actually. You walk through the decorations, at the end you see some costumes that you can put on if you want.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Droid19 wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Worth, Texas796 contributions148 helpful votes
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If you love the history of Mardi Gras, this is a place to visit. The costumes provide insight to the different Krewes and how they come up with their elaborate costumes for the Kings and Queens of the parade. This is amazing museum is a quick walk from Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. The museum even has costumes you can try on. I tried on an elaborate piece that goes on the back and it was much heavier than I thought it would be. It was absolutely gorgeous and made me want to come to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras. This is one Mardi Gras museum you don't want to miss.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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egerena wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts64 contributions30 helpful votes
We enjoyed our tour at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture because we learn a great deal of the history of Mardi Gras and were able to dress up with some of the customs available to try out. Great place to understand how the Mardi Gras tradition has developed and changed throughout history. The costumes are amazing!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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