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Conde-Charlotte Museum House

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Address: 104 Theatre St, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 251 432 4722
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Description: The museum house, built of brick by the French pre-dates Ft. Conde which...
The museum house, built of brick by the French pre-dates Ft. Conde which was constructed in the 1720's. It served originally as a magazine. When it became American, the old magazine was modified to become Mobile's first Court House 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 is now a fascinating house museum.
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This mid-1850s house was built on the foundation of a jail, and contains excellent period antiques, some of which are virtually priceless, such as a tea service made of "coin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Society of Colonial Dames are not just having tea, please understand. They are busy preserving the past for today’s enjoyment and tomorrow’s historically educated citizens. Just a block from the History Museum of Mobile, this little gem is a must-do addition to your day with history. The volunteers who welcome visitors are replete with information about each piece of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped here as we were staying nearby and wanted a little taste of old Mobile during our brief visit. I was pleasantly surprised by the experience - for $8 per person we got our own tour of the house by two knowledgable, lovely ladies. We were there for about an hour and a half! So friendly and a great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This mid-1850s house was built on the foundation of a jail, and contains excellent period antiques, some of which are virtually priceless, such as a tea service made of "coin silver", a higher grade and percentage as was used to make old silver coins. We found the docents from the Colonial Dames of America, who own and operate the house,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a great tour through Mobile history and not a typical house museum. It has remarkable furnishings from the British, Spanish, and early American periods, each of which tell a special story. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. If you are interested in Southern, history, make plans to visit when in Mobile!

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

The ladies conducting the tour were absolutely delightful. Too often you feel like there is a set canned speech that has been memorized, but instead my husband and I felt like the ladies really were doing something they loved. There was a bit of fractured history, since Jerome Bonaparte was married to Princess Catharina of Wurttemberg, not Catherine of Aragon... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Conde-Charlotte House, operated the the Colonial Dames of America, is in front of the current Fort Conde. Built over the ste of the magazine of the original fort, and comprised of what was once the jail, the house provides visitor a gimp se into early life in Mobike. It features furnishings from each of the nations occupying the Mobile... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I spent a few days in Mobile. We went to this home the day after Christmas, but didn't see any lights on inside and no cars around, so assume they were closed for the Christmas weekend. But the outside of the home is beautiful with a large patio on the side of the home. A beautiful Christmas... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The tour guides were knowledgeable and entertaining with the telling of the history. This house has served from home to jail in its long life.

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Mobile,AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very nice small house museum. Interesting history and areas decorated for each flag and period of Mobile history. Exterior garden on west side of home carries on the theme as well. Worth a visit.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

You must go on this tour, Karen did an amazing job. It was the most interesting tour I have ever been on. Love it!

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