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Morgan City, Louisiana: Tour a Famous Oil Rig

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International Petroleum Museum

Address:
111 First St., Morgan City, LA
Directions:
International Petroleum Museum. On the banks of the Atchafalaya River. Exit US Hwy 90 at Berwick, then take Hwy 182 east across the river into Morgan City. Make a quick right onto First St. Mr. Charlie is around a half-mile south, on the south side of Railroad Ave. and the river side of the levee.
Hours:
M-Sa, 2 hr. tours at 10 and 2 (call in advance). (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
985-384-3744
RA Rates:
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Tour a Famous Oil Rig

The success of the now-retired "Mr. Charlie," a floating rig, made possible the entire offshore oil-drilling industry.

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Tour a Famous Oil Rig

Just went. So interesting! $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Worth every penny! Not very busy, so the tour started when we got there. Not sure if that's normal or just today.

[Stacey, 06/25/2018]

Oil rig tours.

Famous Oil Rig Open For Tours

We scored a private tour on the day we were there and enjoyed a very informative afternoon. The guide was more than happy to talk process, tools, and politics... it's pretty much an all-access tour.

[Corey T, 04/23/2012]

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