Presbytere - Mardi Gras Musuem

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by C_Wheel on January 5, 2003

The Mardi Gras museum is housed in the Presbytere next to Jackson Square, details the history and practice of Mardi Gras, and includes everything from posters of the first Mardi Gras to recent parade costumes. It explains the various practices involved--like how the krewes put together the floats--and illustrates it all with music, videos, and colourful memorabilia.

The place is a bit of a maze and you may turn a corner and discover a 10-foot figurehead leering at you or find a dress made of diamonds--it's all quite fantastic and you'll end up wanting to experience Mardi Gras for yourself. At the end of the exhibits you get to experience some of the fun by trying on costumes and having your photograph taken in them.

N.B. I wandered around this musuem with a hangover. I do not recommended doing this as the bright lights, bright colours, and loud music are not good.

751 Chartress St
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116
+1 504 568 6968

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