751 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
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The Louisiana State Museum is composed of many sites throughout the state. New Orleans is home to the Presbytere, the Cabildo, the Arsenal, the U.S. Mint, 1850 House, Madame John's Legacy and the Creole and Jackson House. Each property is a historic landmark that offers a different voice in the legendary story of New Orleans.
Currently in the Presbytere vistors can enjoy "Continuing the Legacy: Carnival Costume Design, 1946-2008," a stunning look at design during the most vibrant time of the year.
This exhibition is in addition to the permanent Mardi Gras display in the Presbytere;illustrating Fat Tuesday from doubloons to parade floats.
The Cabildo and U.S. Mint also have exhibits on their place in history.
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