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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Mind numbing

So much history and costumes it’s difficult to process so many rooms. I would say that it is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
titaniumtodd
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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All you need to know about Mardi Gras in Mobile

We were greeted by a sweet southern lady who gave us a brief description of what to expect. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BGBark
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Anniston, Alabama
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So much history and costumes it’s difficult to process so many rooms. I would say that it is interesting just a bit too much

Thank titaniumtodd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a sweet southern lady who gave us a brief description of what to expect. The tour begins with an interesting 8 minute film about the origin of Mardi Gras. After that, you can take a guided tour or a self-guided tour...More

Thank BGBark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent history lesson! We enjoyed every moment of our visit. Recommend to anyone who wants to know about true history of the biggest party around.

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The birthplace of Mardi Gras is Mobile and this museum is a great place to learn all about the beginning of Mardi Gras. They have the robes of the previous Kings and Queens of all the parades. They are so elaborate and is just a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exquisite, hand sewn robes of the Mardi Gras Monarchs are a sight to behold. Find out where the term "Raising Cain" originated. Hear about the parade marchers brawls among the folks partaking in the festivities.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no idea that Mardi Gras began in Mobile, AL! This was such an informative and spectacular display of the royalty of Mardi Gras. Loved everything about it especially our tour guide!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so much fun and the collection of outfits and capes for the Mardi Gras Queen and King each year are stunning.

Thank Kathy1464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited Mobile Carnival Museum on our 6 day trip to Mobile. The museum is Closed on Tuesday & Sundays. The admission for Adults $5.00, Children(0-12) $2.00. The museum is wheelchair accessible on 2 of the 3 floors. Parking onsite is FREE....More

Thank tonjos11803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect, but were happily blown away with the museum and esp the docent. Our first time in the area and really embraced the history and atmosphere

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If all you know about Mardi Gras are beads, beers and belligerence, then this is a MUST DO. It will blow your mind what is really going on with Mardi Gras. Your entire perception of Southern culture will change with a tour through this place.

Thank Ross C
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travelismypassion
21 March 2018|
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Response from andymitchWi | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but I'm assuming so. I'd call them directly.
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RoMondatony E
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
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853roberti
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
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