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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Address: 355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
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+1 251-432-3324
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon 09:00 - 16:00
Wed 09:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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Fantastic Local Museum

This is a great museum, especially if you were not raised in the Mobile area but attend Mardi Gras activities. I learned so much about the history of Mobile, in general, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum, especially if you were not raised in the Mobile area but attend Mardi Gras activities. I learned so much about the history of Mobile, in general, and Mobile Mardi Gras specifically. For a small, local museum, the displays are well done.

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Carmel, Indiana
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we had read the reviews and went to the museum. We had so much fun with our guide and enjoyed the beautiful outfits. We are ready now to go and watch parades!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience! My mother, grandmother and I decided to explore Mobile for a day on our vacation and this was a great decision! With a military ID it only cost $12 for all of us to get in but I would have paid twice that for the experience. The staff was incredible all around (not sure if they're... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I was their for two hours reading and exploring so much. Mardi Gras, mobile, hurricanes, slaves, Holocaust and so much more.

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South Fallsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you happen to find yourself in Mobile and have a couple hours free (and if not make the time) make sure you visit this great museam. This was the second time visiting. The cost is minimal and well worth it. This time Craig was our tour guide and I must tell you he was fantastic. He is a wealth... More 

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Alabama
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything you always wanted to know about Mardi Gras but did not who to ask! This excellent display of elaborate past Mardi Gras king and queen costumes is quite eye-popping.

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were introduced to a whole new world - Mobile's Mardi Gras! Amazing cultural event with a long history. Well worth the visit to the museum.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit I knew very little about the carnival or Mardi Gras culture - and what I knew before I visited the museum was wrong. Mardi Gras Carnival parades/celebration started in the US 300 years ago in Moble, not New Orleans. This museum has an extensive collection of impressive carnival king and queen costumes and photos from decades of... More 

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corpus christi
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun place and the personal touches of the staff and the stories were the icing on the cake. Beautiful gowns and fun facts! So glad we visited!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking here and you can go around and explore the city after. It also has a AAA discount and the price is very reasonable. Who knew that this was the original Mardi Gras before it even hit New Orleans 15 years later. The staff is so nice and helpful. The gift shop is absolutely wonderful! You enter through the... More 

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