New Orleans, Louisiana: Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum

A small but gaudy collection of sequined and bejeweled Mardi Gras costumes and masks worn from the 1940s into the 1960s. Open since 1983, known mostly to locals.

Address:
813 Bienville St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
Upstairs from Arnaud's Restaurant. In the French Quarter, on the east side of Bienville St. a half-block north of Bourbon St.
Hours:
Usually open every evening, but call ahead to make sure. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
504-523-5433
Admission:
Free
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Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum

Ask the hostess to let you upstairs. It's like a speakeasy museum! Fun collection of elaborate costumes and photos. You do not need to dine at the restaurant to visit.

[Jennifer Kefer, 07/05/2022]
Germaine Cazenave Wells Mardi Gras Museum

Just walk directly down the front hall, past the bathrooms and upstairs to the left. You don't need to ask anyone. You can also enjoy French 75, a historic bar, downstairs.

[Robin C, 05/27/2019]

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