Louisiana Travel | Mr. Charlie BY: Susan Arcement

Just down the street from the Morgan City downtown shopping area, sitting out on the Atchafalaya River, is Mr. Charlie, an authentic offshore drilling rig–and the only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard and experience a real drilling rig. The rig is also used as a training facility, so if you’re lucky enough to be visiting while training is going on, you can watch first-hand the workings of an offshore oil rig.

In the guided 1-hour tour (which sometimes lasts up to an hour longer with inquisitive guests), you’ll learn about the oil industry, past and present, and the workings of an offshore oil rig.

International Petroleum Museum and Exposition
111 First Street
Morgan City, Louisiana

Tours: 10 am & 2 pm, Monday – Saturday
Call 985-384-3744 for tour information

What Cajun Daughters love about the International Petroleum Museum & Exposition: The Rig Museum gives a hands-on, detailed tour of our oil industry.  Mr. Charlie is a great school field trip!