Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

Local History Museum in Lake Charles
Opening at 1:00 PM on Tuesday
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a month ago
The curator was very informative and friendly. The costumes are gorgeous and show great attention to detail. It was well worth the trip.
- Cathy L
6 months ago
This Mardi Gras Museum in Lake Charles is unique and has the biggest collection of costumes being showcased in the world. I was told that there are 290+ costumes on display. I found it fascinating that the mannequin that are being used to showcase the costumes are customized to reflect the real person who once wore these costumes, very neat isn't it? All the costumes are very beautiful and it allows us to travel back in time to see the various colours, materials, theme that each Krew uses annually. I also get to understand the definition of "Krew" and how the number of Krew groups determine who is the biggest Mardi Gras in the world. This museum is allows us to understand the Krews, the kings and queens, and the arts & culture of Mardi Gras.
- Vernon C
11 months ago
It was awesome!! The history of it was interesting and the costumes extremely intricate. It was well laid out and great fun. I recommend a visit!
- Peter H

About us

Lake Charles hosts the second largest Mardi Gras Festival. Our MG Museum is located in the historic Central School Arts and Humanities Building. Experience the Glitz and Glamour of Mardi Gras 

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  • (337) 430-0043


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809 Kirby Street , Second floor of the Central School building ,
Parking and entrance in back if building.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
United States

Business Hours

Tue:1:00 – 5:00 PM
Wed:1:00 – 5:00 PM
Thu:1:00 – 5:00 PM
Fri:1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sat:1:00 – 5:00 PM
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