International Petroleum Museum and Exposition, Morgan City

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#47 of 117 in Museums in Louisiana
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  • It is a special museum because we meet on an old Rig. Mr. Charlie is no longer in service but is used for training of personnel, mainly to make them discover life on a Rig. The tour is very interesting because you learn a lot about new drilling platforms.
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  • This tour was very interesting and informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Worth a mere $6 per person.  more »
  • Quite difficult to find but well worth the effort. We waited at the base of the stairs to 'Mr Charlie' for the guide to arrive for the 2pm tour. Virgil was extremely knowledgeable, eloquent and intere...  more »
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  • It was great. Enjoyed very much, learned a lot and have a better appreciation for oil workers. Wish they had an example of the crude oil.
  • Excellent tour. Learned way more than I expected. Tour lasted about 1.25 hours. Definitely worth the time. Do not take a big RV because parking area is small and you drive through small residential area. Be careful following GPS. There is a bridge with less than 10 foot clearance to avoid.
  • We had a wonderful and interesting tour of Mr. Charlie, the first movable oil well drilling platform.
  • A real and rare piece of petroleum industry history, it was the first floating and moveable offshore drilling rig. In addition to tours, it is now being used as a training facility and filming location. Highlights include crew quarters, dive trailer, and explanation of the drilling process. When we visited it was not busy and walked right onto a tour. The guides were in the industry. I recommend this tour for anyone interested in industrial history and even those who are not. Be sure to call ahead.
  • Very interesting. There are many steps on open grids (the small see through type). Very safe.
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