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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Awesome tour

Charming staff with lots of information to share. The displays of the Marti Gras King and Queen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Conyers, Georgia
A must see!

We only had about 45 mins before the museum closed , but it was enough time to see everything. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Reviewed yesterday

Charming staff with lots of information to share. The displays of the Marti Gras King and Queen outfits were "over the top" Great, large gift shop.

Thank 549sb4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only had about 45 mins before the museum closed , but it was enough time to see everything. We have 2 small kids 3& 5 and they loved the museum. If you have small kids you might want to buy a $1 mask in...More

Thank Texteacher02
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour operator was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Mardi Gras that I did not know. Such as the first Mardi Gras being from Mobile. The costumes are amazing to see as well. But my favorite was the tour guide.

Thank Jen P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is fun for the family to look around at in the city the Mardi Gras was actually started in. I just did not find that much impressing information since I used to live minutes from New Orleans and experience their celebrations every year.

Thank austinc364
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of good history of Mobile Marci Gras here. Great displays and our tour guide, Audrey was full of knowledge and fun facts. Beautiful costumes that I couldn't even imagine designing, making or wearing. So much detail in them. Really enjoyed the hour we spent...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is totally an amazing place to visit. It is good for all ages as it features children as young as 5 years old, teens and adults. The costumes are beyond amazing as was our tour guide (Craig R.). Beyond the beauty of all the...More

Thank kricketconscienc2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has something for all ages. The mardi Gras court clothing is magnificent- some of the trains are absolutely breathtaking (& I hate to think how much they weigh!) There are also period photos, & some actual floats the kids can not only see...More

Thank Shan113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mobile Carnival Museum is a cheap and easy way to get a detailed snapshot of the Mobile Mardi Gras history. The visit starts off with a short 8 minute film, then moves on to a guided tour around the museum. There are floats, costumes,...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go, very educational! Loved the details, tour guide was very friendly. Never knew we would learn so much!

Thank alhoover8907
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited after a cruise from Mobile and planned to only spend a few minutes but stayed nearly 2 hours. The tour guide, Craig Roberts, was extremely knowledgeable and brought the tour to life with his stories. Plan to spend several hours if you want...More

1  Thank maldenmusic
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RoMondatony E
I used to come to this place years ago when I was a kid..was it the same or another kind of museum with old cars and old weapons..does it still have those things?
22 January 2017|
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Response from mardigrasgirl1702 | Property representative |
The location of the Mobile Carnival Museum used to be the Mobile History Museum and it housed the displays you describe. In 2005 that museum moved to a larger space on Royal Street and it is now known as the History Museum... More
is it wheel chair accessible ?
12 October 2016|
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
How much does it cost for adults, children, seniors, etc.?
20 September 2015|
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Response from Ladeelawyer | Reviewed this property |
I did not remember how much we paid, but I see someone has answered that. My grandkids ages 9 and 11 liked it. Be sure to buy some Moon Pies. they were great - wish i had bought several boxes! Hope you have fun.