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Conde-Charlotte Museum

104 Theatre Street, Mobile, AL 36602
+1 251-432-4722
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Conde-Charlotte Museum

The Conde-Charlotte Museum is a very nice museum that does't take alot of time about an hour or two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy B
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North Carolina
History, and a Side of Genuine Southern Charm

Interesting and fascinating tour, with pre and post-Civil War history of this house, it's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JustJoeZee
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Condé-Charlotte Museum is the Gateway to Mobile’s History. It is owned, preserved and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames. The museum house, built of brick by the French, pre-dates its neighbor Fort Conde, which was constructed in the 1720s. It served originally as a magazine. When it became American, the old magazine was modified to become Mobile's first courthouse and jail. A portion of jail floor and jail doors can still be seen in the house. In 1854, the building was purchased by Jonathan Kirkbride and converted into a residence. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is now furnished with period antiques reflecting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, American and Confederate. The variety and authenticity of the furnishings make the house a charming museum, with two confederate parlors, an American Federal dining room, a British Commandant’s room, a French sitting room and bedroom, and two American bedrooms. A walled Spanish garden of the late 18th century design and a kitchen filled with late 19th and early 20th century equipment complement the house.
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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104 Theatre Street, Mobile, AL 36602
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+1 251-432-4722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Conde-Charlotte Museum is a very nice museum that does't take alot of time about an hour or two will let you cover the whole museum. There are a few kids activities that could be very fun.

Thank Jeremy B
CondeCharlotte, Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jeremy B, Thank you for coming to see us. We love sharing our stories and activities with the children (and adults) who visit. Mary Lee Montgomery Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and fascinating tour, with pre and post-Civil War history of this house, it's occupants, and the events of the times. Very easy, though, to focus one's fascination on the hosts/guides - two charming Southern Belles who haven't forgotten the manners, speech, and customs of...More

Thank JustJoeZee
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I found this little gem while looking up things to do in Mobile and was intrigued by the fact that it was a jailhouse turned into a home. At first my brother and I were unsure because of the $10 admission, but it was WELL...More

1  Thank Audreyy_MI
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Audreyy_MI, We are so happy you enjoyed our house and tour. We think it is the most special place and are proud to share it with visitors - especially with such interested guests as yourself. Mary Lee Montgomery Director

Reviewed 24 September 2017

I've lived here for 30 years and finally decided to visit this rather hidden Museum on National Museum Day. I arrived and started the tour. So many people came that the tour restarted 3 times to accommodate them. All of us heard about National Museum...More

Thank EXPCTMOR
CondeCharlotte, Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful review of the Conde-Charlotte Museum! Sister and Marie, indeed, know their stuff and enjoy sharing it with our guests. Thank you for visiting and letting others know what a gem we have. Mary Lee Montgomery Director

Reviewed 17 September 2017

This museum is downtown so it's very accessible by walking. It dates back to 1850 and was the city's first jail. You can see part of the jail foundation and a few artifacts from inside the living room. The tour guide was knowledgeable and informative....More

Thank Lisanne D
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Lisanne D., Thank you for your wonderful assessment of the Conde-Charlotte Museum. Our docents take great pride in knowing and reviewing the history of the house and the area. We hope you will visit us again. Mary Lee Montgomery Director

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Our first mistake, we prepaid for tickets! We showed up during what was advertised as regular business hours, however the place was closed!! No sign on the door, nothing on the phone message and nothing on the website indicated they were or would be closed!...More

Thank biglbo
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My husband and I toured the home and really loved it. The guides were so nice and knowledgeable and had lots of great stories to tell about the people who used to live in the home and all of the pieces that adorned it. I'd...More

Thank annemarie_cain
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Conde-Charlotte Museum. We love this museum house and love working here -- and I suppose it shows in our tours. Thanks for coming by, and please, come see us again. Mary Lee Montgomery Director

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful house with so much history packed into a small location. The two ladies who guided us through were awesome, they had so much knowledge of every item there, and after telling them the history behind everything is what we loved, they not only shared...More

Thank DanielandLahoma J
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Dear Daniel and Lahoma, Thank you so very much for your kind words. Docents Sister and Sarah are wonderful guides who enjoy history, the house and telling its stories to guests. We appreciate your visiting us and letting us know of your enjoyable experience here....More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This tour was interesting. The ladies were very nice. I was really disappointed that they wouldn't allow pictures, it's unfortunate to not be able to keep those memories clearly. That's the only reason I gave it 3 stars.

1  Thank Trimble03_05
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The tour was one of the best. Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and the stories they told were fascinating. I highly recommend taking the hour plus for the tour.

Thank Mary V
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you, Mary, for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed it!

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Henry C
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Henry C Children of all ages are welcome to the Conde-Charlotte Museum. We have an ISpy game to help them get the most out of their learning experience. Our docents can easily adjust the tour to accommodate children of all... More
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