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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Great museum to Mardi Gras. Amazing exhibits really informative staff. Love the float that you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James C
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
A Must See!!

This is an adorable museum with great historical insight! The tour guide, Craig, was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jaki V
via mobile
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum to Mardi Gras. Amazing exhibits really informative staff. Love the float that you can ride on and a great introduction movie. Moon pies. Enough said.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an adorable museum with great historical insight! The tour guide, Craig, was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Mardi Gras. It only takes about an hour to tour the museum - Even though you could do a self guided tour, you...More

Thank Jaki V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is so good, they tell you so much about the history of carnival (Mardi Gras). Only $5 to get in and the gift shop is super reasonable! I can't recommend it enough for adults, not sure if it might be a long tour...More

Thank bwh1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum celebrating the history of Mardi Gras in its US birthplace, Mobile Alabama. It has a great display of historic carnival related items including costumes and Queens gowns. It tells the story from the first celebrations in the new world up...More

Thank MobileBayLife
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We took our visitors to this museum and they were so impressed. The Mardi Gras Ball gowns are so exquisite and so beautifully displayed.

Thank robertbV4492ST
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Mobile Carnival Museum is an excellent showcase of the history of Mardi Gras here in Mobile. We live here but enjoy visiting this amazing museum. There is usually a tour guide or you can go at your own pace. The gift shop is great...More

Thank Jerilyn L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very interesting place. Love all of the presentations...a must if you go to Mobile, AL. We walked from the hotel to the museum.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to check it out since its directly across from out hotel. We enjoyed ourselves. They have a wonderful set up and a very wonderful staff. The museum itself if beautiful to look at. They have plenty of stuff on display and the...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is actually a tribute to the beginning of Mardi Gras and how it all started in Mobile, AL. There are beautiful gowns with the individual trains that were made in Mobile. I never realized that it was all about local royalty and the...More

Thank KraftsAlot
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Travelers take notice.. My sister and I really wanted to visit this museum but they are ONLY OPEN on Mon, Weds and Friday. None of the info sheets we picked up gave this information. As we arrived on Monday and left on Friday we would...More

Thank Carole M
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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
12 October 2016|
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
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.