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Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center

150 South Royal Street, Mobile Al, Mobile, AL 36602
+1 251-208-7304
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become Mobile.
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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Fort Conde is small and will take about an hour to explore. The exhibits do a nice job of telling the history of the Fort. Be sure to take the steps up to walk the roof of the Fort, the views are great and the benches are a nice place to relax.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There is absolutely not enough parking here to even attempt to visit the museum. It was rather disappointing.

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My kids and I love to come here when we are just downtown . Whether it's feeding the birds or going to the peanut shop,this is a place we have to come to. All the war items, pictures and the maze like trail, they look forward to seeing every time.

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Louisa, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fun place to start in exploring Mobile. Very close to the Exploreum and a stop on the Oyster Trail. Neat history of Mobile and how it was ruled by the French, Spanish, British and finally the USA. Neat perspective on the origins of the city.

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Mobile, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You are going to have to park way over by the fort anyway so you might as well let your kids drag you into it. It is free and good fun for about 20 minutes

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Conway, AR
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137 reviews 137 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went through the Welcome Center and that is where we found out the the busses traveling around the downtown area are free. There is a little museum about the history of the Fort that is very interesting. There is no fee for this attraction. Iis a good place to visit, but they need more seating throughout the fort. My... More

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Waxhaw
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There is a free parking lot across the street from the Museum and Welcome Center. From here you can walk to a lot of places in Mobile, but if it is extremely hot it is worth driving to the other attractions and paying for parking. The Welcome Center will inform you about the different things to do in this city... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Free Museum tells of the history of Mobile, Alabama. Was walking distance from our hotel (Fort Conde Inn). Built over the tunnel and just a cool little museum. Wasn't knock off your socks four star museum but a fun 30-45 minute stop to appreciate the history of the city.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited the Fort on June 2nd. You can park your car at the parking lot on S. Royal Street. In the Fort is also the Visitor Center of Mobile. There is a little museum about the history of the Fort. There is no fee. Outside the Fort you can take a hop-on/hop-off bus to visit the center of Mobile.

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The fort is a replica of the original. The live history events with costumed characters is very cool. The actors are informative and are there to teach. They answered all my questions in depth about Mobile history

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