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Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture

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Costumes to try on

We had a good time at the Mardi Grad Museum of Costumes and Culture. We took the 11am tour and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lower Austria, Austria
Fun museum

Really cool place with some great costumes. And a room full of costumes that you can try on! The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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1010 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3433
French Quarter
+1 504-218-4872
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We have never experienced any thing like this museum. Much to our complete surprise, Carl Mack himself stopped by briefly! He is a famous costumer, xylophonist and promoter. This museum is so much more than Mack’s Mardi Gras costume creations. It embodies the true New...More

2  Thank Kelly J
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This doesn't compare to the House of Feathers and Costume or The Backstreet Museum. It's very small. The other two I mentioned each have more costumes and more stories told by people who had deep roots in second lines and/or Mardi Gras Indians. I learned...More

3  Thank TravelinCalifornian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time at the Mardi Grad Museum of Costumes and Culture. We took the 11am tour and afterwards we were able to dress ourselves with different fantastic costumes. The place is very tiny and we would have expected to see more for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool place with some great costumes. And a room full of costumes that you can try on! The museum guide was surprisingly informative! Not just about Mardi Gras culture but about all things New Orleans. This place ended up being a wealth of knowledge...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour on a whim. Emily was informative, funny and passionate about Mardi Gras. It was great to see the costumes up close. There was a room to try on costumes and have a laugh.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting for our anniversary I find a Groupon for this quaint little museum and wasn't sure what to expect. The costumes are beautiful. We did the tour with Emily. She was great. She added so much to the experience with her knowledge of Carnival,...More

1  Thank Lara Z
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is very small and you can self guide but you lose a lot, I think, if you do. Emily was sharp, articulate and gave the Carnival story a little bit of color while seeing the costumes. Mr. Mack came out and played and that...More

Thank Belzob
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We had a groupon and did just did a self tour. The videos were interesting. The costumes were beautiful. We had fun in the room where you could try stuff on. It was a nice rainy day activity.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Small but cute museum, nice and cool on a hot July day! Nice displays of costumes from past years and many you can try on. Great to see how you would look on a float tossing out beads. Some short videos you can view to...More

1  Thank kukana77
Reviewed 18 August 2018

It is a small museum with some cool and intricate costumes on display. There were short videos you could watch about Mardi Gras costumes also. The best part of this museum is you can actually DRESS UP in some costumes and hats. So that's probably...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The tour was given by the owner, and he did an incredible job of providing vast history about Mardi Gras in New Orleans! The museum is packed with displays and you can even try the costumes and head pieces on! My 3 teenage girls enjoyed...More

Thank realtorkelly
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This is a cool gem of a museum hidden away a few blocks from the french quarter. Beautiful costumes, great videos and a nice quiet place to stroll and take your time. This is a small museum but you can try on costumes for pictures....More

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25 June 2018|
Response from Kelly J | Reviewed this property |
We took an Uber. Seem to remember there is parking directly in front of the museum. It was street parking.