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Conde-Charlotte Museum House

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Address: 104 Theatre Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number:
+1 251-432-4722
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11:00 - 15:30
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Condé-Charlotte...

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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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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Garfield, Arkansas
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Garfield, Arkansas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum House, responded to this review

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

Franklinton, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children and I enjoyed a walk back into history.the guides were very sweet and knowledgeable. Great place to step into history and learn.

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Thank shrekseal2003
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum House, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the house and tour. Thank you for coming by and bringing your children. More 

Irvine CA
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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Conde-Chariotte Museum House is a modest historical house with period furnishing. Ok to visit if you are walking past the house but not worth a special trip.t

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Saraland, Alabama
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

A beautiful home with warm rich history. The docent was very informative and really knew her history. While you do have to pay to take the tour it's worth it.

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Thank tams10100
CondeCharlotte, General Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is through your interest and the admission that we are able to maintain the Conde-Charlotte Museum in the way it should be preserved. More 

LaGrange, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The tour was conducted by two very gracious women! The Conde-Charlotte Museum House has a very interesting history! We enjoyed this tour very much!

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Thank DonnaT30240
Tampa, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

An interesting tour of the oldest structure in Mobile. Furniture is true to the era. Guides are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed this tour!

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CondeCharlotte, Manager at Conde-Charlotte Museum House, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Deanna G, for your kind words. The docents at the Conde-Charlotte Museum love working here and sharing their knowledge of this beautiful house. Mary Lee Montgomery Director More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

After living in Mobile for more than 30 years, I am finally getting around to visiting the Conde-Charlotte Museum. The museum has several interesting Mobile artifacts. Most of the items are from other locations but fit into the time period of the home. A good way to see a piece of historic Mobile.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The oldest standing structure in Mobile is full of original antiques that reflect the different flags Mobile has been under. It has the most amazing piece of needlepoint, which is of Napoleon. It also has the guitar of Napoleon's brother, Jerome. My children also loved the bathtub used by the family as well as the candle that could be turned... More 

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Augusta, GA
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This home was the former jail, and you can see evidence of this built into the floor. There are many original artifacts in the home and some unusual antiques I have never seen before. It was built in 1850 by the Kirkbride family. Today the house is decorated to reflect the cultures of the 5 flags that governed Alabama over... More 

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have toured many historic homes around the US and in other countries. This tour was as informative and enjoyable as any we have experienced. Sarah and Marie did a spectacular job of bringing the house to life. They were personable, well-informed and provided so much more than the rote recitation that sadly can be experienced at other historic homes.We... More 

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