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Mardi Gras World

A 300,000 square foot working warehouse where you can see sculptors and artists making floats for parades in New Orleans and other cities, and explore a vast collection of floats from previous years.

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1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Map

2 November 2019

House of Broel Dollhouse Museum

The House of Broel is a 1850 Victorian mansion in New Orleans which now serves as a wedding venue and museum exhibiting Bonnie Broel's impressive collection of dollhouses. Tours by appointment only.

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2220 St Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 - Map

20 November 2019

Bevolo Gas Light Museum

Bevolo is a family business founded in 1945 in the New Orleans French Quarter who today are the largest manufacturer of handmade copper lanterns in the United States.

Their lamps are hand-riveted (as opposed to soldered) which they claim gives them improved longevity.

Their workshop and museum offers the chance to watch the lamp makers in action, and see examples of historic street lamps from the French Quarter.

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521 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 - Map

8 January 2020

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Voodoo first came to Louisiana with West African slaves in the early 1700s. It combined cultural practices and beliefs from multiple African groups, most prominently the Fon people from what is now Benin.

Louisiana Voodoo ended up syncretizing aspects of Catholicism. Themes that are distinctive to Louisiana Voodoo include gris-gris (protective amulets) and Voodoo queens, of which Marie Laveau is the most famous, active for much of the 19th century.

Local artist Charles Massicot Gandolfo created the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum museum in the French Quarter in 1972. He founded the museum along with his younger brother Jerry Gandolfo who still owns it today.

The museum’s collection is displayed in two small rooms connected by a cramped corridor. It includes antique voodoo dolls, talismans, taxidermy and multiple altars, some of which are used by Voodoo practitioners today. The museum also has a kneeling bench that belonged to Marie Laveau.

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724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 - Map

16 January 2020

Southern Food and Beverage Museum

New Orleans is really good at food. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum helps explain why.

Founded in 2004, and relocated a couple of times until it reached its current location in September 2014, the museum has exhibits covering food cultures from throughout the American south and detailed exhibits on the foods of Louisiana.

Popeyes Chicken founder Al Copeland has his own area, which includes his 1986 Scoville Unit chromatography device and an original Satisfryer device custom built for Al’s restaurants.

The museum includes a museum-within-a-museum: The Museum of the American Cocktail, which displays cocktail items dating all the way back to the 1750s. Also present is La Galerie de l'Absinthe, the largest collection of Absinthe artifacts in the USA.

SoFAB hosts frequent cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and shares space with Toups South, a highly rated brunch and dinner restaurant.

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1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113 - Map

28 December 2019