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Conde-Charlotte Museum House

104 Theatre St, Mobile, AL 36602
251 432 4722
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Ranked #22 of 33 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

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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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

There were two "Southern Belles" giving tours; one on first floor and one upstairs. Both equally entertaining !! They told lots of stories and gave a good history lesson.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Children are not allowed "because it is a museum with antiques".... hmmm. First time my (well behaved) children were not allowed to visit a museum. Should probably advertise as an adult only facility.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I was impressed with the knowledgeable docents who showed us through the house and back courtyard. The home has displays of French, British, colonial, Spanish and confederate era furnishings. I have toured many historic homes and this one is one of the best I have seen, partly because of the detailed information we were given. For $5 an adult, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Fort Conde, a rebuilt replica of the 1700's fort that guarded Mobile is a lovely spot that challenges the imagination to relive the exciting days of attack and chivalry that the soldiers lived out in those historic 18th century years that Mobile was becoming a city of distinction. It is a delight for children of all ages and adults who... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We tried to visit this house with our grandchildren. The sign for the house stated a price for children, however, when we knocked on the door, the woman who answered said this was not for children. We tried to explain that out granddaughter really wanted to see the house, but she still turned us away! I love visiting Mobile, but... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This house was quite interesting worth a visit, some nice old furniture and china the house had a few rooms each in a different period of time the lady's who took us round were very knowledgeable

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Southcentral Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We love history and this was a great unique way to learn the history of Mobile! We depend on TripAdvisor to help us out! We had wanted to also visit Fort Conde while here, two for one. But it was closed due to some repair work. But the History Museum was close by so enjoyed that, too. Free parking and... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

If you are looking to see antiques this place is great. Spent a good part of the morning there and plan to go again.

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