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Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum

813 Bienville St, On the second floor of Arnaud's restaurant, New Orleans, LA 70112-3121
+1 504-523-5433
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Dream of a queen

Germaine wells has the distinction of being Mardi gras queen more than anyone else. She also... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Cynthia S
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Blast from the Past!!

If you've missed the Mardi Gras parades, fear not: a visit to this wonderful, but small, museum... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Stephen D
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Find old Mardi Gras costumes and ball gowns dating back to the early 20th century.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good59%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
22 Mar 2017
“I enjoyed”
29 Nov 2016
“A must see”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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813 Bienville St, On the second floor of Arnaud's restaurant, New Orleans, LA 70112-3121
French Quarter
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+1 504-523-5433
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Germaine wells has the distinction of being Mardi gras queen more than anyone else. She also started a parade for easter. I think its fun to see the costumes she wore, and its kind of weird and creepy too. I think her spirit is wandering...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you've missed the Mardi Gras parades, fear not: a visit to this wonderful, but small, museum will put you right back such that you'll think you had been there. Many of the original costumes are on display, showcasing the brilliant and intricate sewing work...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I was in New Orleans and always interested in Mardi Gras and this place has a wealth of historical data that I was overwhelmed by its gowns and crowns of Kings and Queens and how everyone in the old days took it all so seriously....More

Thank pollytalknyc
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Its always great to get a taste of history and this was just that an informative quick inexpensive taste. Enjoyed!

Thank JOURDAN L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I really enjoyed the hour tour. New Orleans is rich in history and this is one of those places. It is a short one hour tour of the history of Mardi Gras and the makings of the costumes and floats. It would be a shame...More

Thank Juls822013
Reviewed 23 October 2016

By far very interesting. Amazing movie dress up and photographs of the way they make floats. This was the best thing I saw in Nola.

Thank paws0810
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed to learn the museum was closed for renovation. There was no indication it was closed on Arnaud's website highlighting the museum. I specifically went to the restaurant to see the museum. They really should update their website to say so. The whole...More

1  Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place is a hoot! We saw it as part of a culinary guided tour so the guide was able to talk through a little bit of history as we passed through. It was neat to see the large and elaborate collection of costumes that...More

Thank TedNorthScottsdale
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is upstairs from the Hurricane Katrina museum. $6 entry to see both museums. The museum has displays of costumes and artefacts from the first New Orleans Mardi Gras until now. Fantastic interesting history. Loved it.

1  Thank Jockaboy
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great budget friendly museum to cool off in and see what Mardi Gras is all about! This museum is combined with the Hurricane Katrina Museum on different floors. The Katrina portion was limited but loved the Mardi Gras area. Beautiful gowns and costumes to see.

Thank doodlepaula
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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
"Viewing of the priceless collection and memorabilia is free to the public during restaurant hours seven days a week." But I would double check to make sure they're done with their renovations first. It wasn't open when we... More
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