We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: +1 228-435-6308
Website
Description: This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the...
This museum, scheduled to open in the Summer of 2014 is dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The museum is located in the Magnolia Hotel, the only surviving antibellum hotel structure in the area. The museum gift shop is currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Nice

My daughter loves Mardi Gras and this was a quick trip, so this was perfect. It has only about 5 exhibits, one room has some costumes you can try on(mainly male costumes) and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Carrie B
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My daughter loves Mardi Gras and this was a quick trip, so this was perfect. It has only about 5 exhibits, one room has some costumes you can try on(mainly male costumes) and a video playing of one of the galas. The attendant in the gift shop could have taken a second to acknowledge that we were there, but she... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's a quaint informative place to check out. They have a room with outfits you can put on & take pics for a memento of your experience which I thought was pretty cool.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Junction, Colorado
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Although it was quiet and small, we found the Mardi Gras Museum charming... We were able to see some of the flamboyant gowns from the Mardi Gras balls of the past...There was a cute gift shop, and the attendant was charming and SO helpful! Definitely you should peak in - if you're in the neighborhood! (right across from Mary Mahoney's...)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
maben
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We saw the Mardi Gras Museum on Trip Advisor and decided to go while in Biloxi. It's cute, and the young lady there was nice and offered us coffee. The display is small but they are growing. Everything they had before the hurricane was destroyed. It takes time to gain items. What they was enough just to see a taste... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pendleton, Indiana, USA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

One review stated they saw/heard about the floats at Mardi Gras. We saw/heard nothing of them. The gal at the desk was more interested in giving us the brochure than talking with us. She would have rather been at the Air Show going on today.That said, the few costumes were gorgeous. Hopefully they can find the money to expand to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A great Museum to visit. I love all those colorful costumes. It is a tiny museum however great enough for me to get all the information regarding Mardi Gras history. They even have good quality coffee with staff that's very friendly. The Visitor Center has more costumes to see and the exhibit has been very educational .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winter Haven
Level Contributor
132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This is not really a museum, it is a restored old hotel with Mardi Gras costume displays on the ground floor, they are planning on extending the exhibition to upstairs but that will not be completed for a while. The displays themselves of the costumes are amazing to see how much work goes into each costume and many of them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

great!! When we went we saw all the floats and we saw how it is they made it and we got to have a piece of king cake and when the floats were parked inside there were still beads attached to the floats where people had thrown them back hahaha anf we took them as souvenirs!! It was interesting and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Airy, GA, USA
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is near Mary Mahoney's Restaurant. It is in an old building and there are some interesting Mardi Gras items in this museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Kansas
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After Katrina, It is wonderful to see the museum, Loved to see the Costumes and The woman inside was very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mardi Gras Museum also viewed

 

Been to Mardi Gras Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mardi Gras Museum

Address: 119 Rue Magnolia, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: +1 228-435-6308
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Biloxi

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mardi Gras Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Mississippi
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mardi Gras Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?