Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles: Hours, Address, Imperial Calcasieu Museum Reviews: 4/5

Imperial Calcasieu Museum
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Art Museums • History Museums
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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History museum, depicting history of Lake Charles and area
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travelmom252017
Houston, TX134 contributions
Aug 2020
museum is closed for remodel, but the tree is amazing to see. 375 years old and still growing. They have a small bench and table to sit under the tree.
Written August 5, 2020
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msalcaraz2015
Lake Charles, LA361 contributions
Nov 2019 • Business
Decided to go with my mother to see the museum while looking around the area for some possible investors. My mother and I walked in and we did not realize there was now an admission fee, as the last time she visited the museum there was only a donation box. As we walked in a man came out with two ear plugs in and
obviously talking on the phone to someone. The man did not greet us only said i need you to sign in and there is an admission. I told him we would come in a minute. My mother has a hard time walking and uses a cane, so we had the go slow. Again the man said the same thing I need you the sign in and there is an admission. We made our way to the front where the man still did not take the ear plugs out and continued to talk to someone on the phone. Finally I tried to interrupt the man and asked for change. I was ignored twice. Finally we were leaving when the man hollered after us twice"I heard you". We left anyway my mother was very upset. I have traveled quite a bit and I have NEVER Been treated so rude and unprofessional! I hope this is not normal for the area. We were so dissappointed ! Will not be recommending that museum experience to any friends, family are business associates.

Written November 30, 2019
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JLGlenn
Baton Rouge, LA1,788 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Haven’t been in years and it was nice to return. Displays and historical items were really interesting. The Audubon prints are amazing! And the art gallery is beautifully exhibited!
Written June 13, 2019
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j l
42 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice place to make a short stop to get off the interstate. Very informative about swamp and swamp rats.
Written May 7, 2019
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vac1017
New Iberia122 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Wonderful artifacts and exhibits packed into what appears from the outside to be a small building. We visited to the see the student art exhibit (impressive in itself) but also enjoyed everything else the museum had on display. The historic oak tree in the back is beautiful.
Written April 23, 2019
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Ladee Vee
Texas Gulf Coast, TX71 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Alot of history here, takes you back to the days of medicine dispensal and how one lived in early years. The most impressive exhibit of all is the Sallier Oak tree. I've come twice to visit this tree. It is breathtaking and the curators will share the history of this tree with you. Please visit while this 300 yr old tree still stands.
Written March 16, 2019
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Brandy
Lake Charles, LA130 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Been here a handful of times throughout my life, but this particular visit was for an art exhibit featuring high school aged children’s renditions of Voodoo masterpieces. Very talented kids. This place never changes; the exhibits do, but the standing exhibits that have been here for decades are always fun to see over & over. Always a pleasure when we visit.
Written January 30, 2019
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Sergio P
Lake Charles, LA111 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Went for Arts camp with my kid. instructors were great and he enjoyed the experience, will register him again
Written December 18, 2018
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missdaisypetunia
Charleston, SC5 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on Friday (2/10/17) to see the Alex Labry photographic exhibit -- "Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc" -- and it was absolutely delightful. (We were taken by local friends so I have no idea what the ticket price was or whether gratuity was involved, sorry.)

The Joan of Arc exhibit was presented just as beautifully as it would have been at a larger museum, and the permanent collection was also very engaging, consisting (I was told) of local artifacts donated by local descendants of settlers and collectors. You'd never know it was all donated, because they've taken it all and placed it in period settings -- a 1910 parlor, a rustic 1880s bedroom -- and everything fits. The collection of vintage chemist/pharmaceutical bottles and the old post office are must-see on their own! Add the Alex Labry exhibit and it was just a fantastic place to visit. And then of course there's the Sallier Oak in the back, which is simply stunning, and contemporary sculptures on the grounds if you're into that kind of thing.

I had my concerns before going -- "oh, no, small town museum, ugh" -- but I was completely wrong. It was small but world-class, and well worth the time spent there. Thanks to Imperial Calcasieu Museum for a lovely morning!
Written February 21, 2017
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jms_alexVA
Annapolis, MD54 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
WOW! This is a not-to-be-missed attraction in Lake Charles. The museum, located in the historic Arts and Humanities Center, houses the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes in the world! They even have a place to try on costumes and head pieces. It is a self-guided tour, but a docent checked in with us throughout our tour to answer questions and provide some background information. You will be amazed at the detail in the costumes! We are so glad we found this museum on Trip Advisor. It was an hour (maybe a bit more) well spent.
Written January 28, 2017
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Imperial Calcasieu Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM