Rites, Rituals, Revelry- A Mardi Gras Themed Tour of the Wiliams Residence

  • 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 533 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 533 Royal St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130

This year, THNOC’s annual Mardi Gras guided tours will take visitors through the Williams Residence. The tour begins with Carnival celebrations during the French and Spanish colonial periods and in the early days of statehood and continues through the development of parading krewes, like Comus and Rex, to the arrival of Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Mardi Gras Indians, and will emphasize the Williamses’ mid-20th century experiences. While the Williams Residence will be open with a self-guided Carnival exhibition, the guided tour is only offered once per day, Tuesday–Sunday, at 11 a.m., until Thursday, Feb. 8.

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