Magnolia Hotel (Mardi Gras Museum)
The Magnolia Hotel, now home to the Mardi Gras Museum, is the oldest known hotel to exist on the Mississippi coast. It was built in 1847 by German immigrant John Hahn who owned coffeehouses in New Orleans. The museum features exhibits and memorabilia about past and present-day Mardi Gras celebrations. In this way, the museum changes its exhibits on a regular basis.
Backstory and Context
Miller, Ronald. "Magnolia Hotel." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. March 14, 1973. http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/nom/prop/9845.pdf.