Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, Lake Charles: Hours, Address, Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu Reviews: 4.5/5

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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Temporarily closedClosed until Oct 1, 2022
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History of Mardi Gras celebrations in Lake Charles
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bill31Maine
maine133 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
So much fun seeing mardis gras costumes. All so beautiful and learn of their history.there is even a room where you can try on masks and headdress taking all the pictures you want
Written April 15, 2020
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Vickie D
Waco15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Laissez les bons temps rouler. This museum was great. Truly amazing to see the history of Mardi Gras costumes from the Lake Charles area. You ever get to try on pieces of the costumes. Great guide, David, shows you around to share some history. Take a break from gambling to see a little history of South LA.
Written January 19, 2020
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JoJo0825
Dequincy, LA70 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a must see for any visitor of Southwest Louisiana. Beautiful displays and artifacts! Located in the historic Central School, is accessable by stairs or elevator on the 2nd floor.
Written November 14, 2019
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Sereatha M
Mexia, TX54 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We toured the museum and had a wonderful time David made the tour outstanding his knowledge of the history and culture make everything seem to come alive; he was was amazing; the museum is small but hold a lot of great information; the costumes, art work, painting and animations are incredible you could spend an entire day there and not see everything! So glad we went can’t wait to come back to Lake Charles for their annual Mardi gra celebration.
Written November 14, 2019
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Rosanda C
Gatineau, Canada3 contributions
Jan 2019
Very interesting museum, full of beautiful costumes, gentleman at the entry walked with us through the museum, we can try on different hats
Written September 24, 2019
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Bobanddiane M
Titusville, FL301 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
This museum is definitely a must see if in the area. It contains so many beautiful and elaborate costumes. Thier limited space means they have to rotate exhibits. Be sure to watch the videos especially the one from Eunice, LA.
Written August 27, 2019
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Danita C
Indianapolis, IN9 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The gentleman that worked here walked with us through the museum and explained the history of the costumes and how they are made. This made the museum even more interesting. Beautiful costumes and we were even able to try a few things on to take pictures.
Written July 17, 2019
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Okie_Snowbird
Belton, TX40 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We loved our visit to this museum. It was very informative about local Mardi Gras customs, parties and parades. We loved getting to see all the costumes close up. The workmanship on the costumes was exquisite. The docent was very helpful answering questions and providing local insites. He even helped us try on some elaborate head and shoulder pieces. The museum is housed on the second floor of an old school. It was interesting to see separate boys and girls entrances to the building.
Written March 20, 2019
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char1scott
Mobile, AL449 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
I was extremely impressed with the Mardi Gras musuem. A massive number of authentic costume decorate the many rooms of the museum. As a native Mobilian, (the home of Mardi Gras) I have a unique appreciatation of the Carvnival season. Lake Charles take on the season is one of kind and magnificant. Don't miss this one.
Written January 31, 2019
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Ruben M
Kingsport, TN194 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Me and my gf went to check this out because we saw it was on the list for lake Charles. We were not disappointed when we checked it out. Lots and lots of information regarding the balls held in Washington and Mardi Gras. The gentleman at the entrance was very knowledgeable about the museum and popped in a couple of times to chime in with his knowledge. The fee is 10 dollars a person and 5 for children. You are allowed to take pictures and there’s a section where you can try things on. Overall a good experience. It’s ok the second floor of the building, not too much sinage.
Written December 8, 2018
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Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu is open:
  • Tue - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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