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Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center

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Address: 150 South Royal Street, Mobile Al, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7304
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Description: A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become...
A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become Mobile.
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Nicely Done Bit of History

This reproduction has a lot to offer - a glimpse back in history with dioramas and static displays to supplement the fort itself. We spent a few minutes in the visitor's center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Greenwood, Indiana
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of free fun! They are adding to it and that is very exciting for the fort! It's located right above the tunnel! Great use of space and I'm so glad they rebuilt it to share with the world!

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fort Conde is an old Spanish style fort representing the history of Mobile. The staff is helpful answering any Fort related or travel questions. I would like to see the Fort host events though. It's just a brick fort. Nothing to keep you intrigued.

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Cedar Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The perfect place to start & receive the info you need for your visit. The staff is very knowledgeable & can help you fine tune your sightseeing. The adjacent Fort is also a 'must see'. The self guided tour is very helpful so you will understand the area & it's history.

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livingston, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very interesting, and it's FREE! Lots of historical articles on display. The gentlemen in the welcoming center were very kind and knowledgeable. Enjoyed it very much.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the only French fort east of the Mississippi, with Musack! It was built on the site of the original Fort to commerate the French influence on the city of Mobile and the Gulf Coast. It no longer does that job. .There is very little educational value left in this site .There is a very good view of Downtown... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Since I have ancestors who were born and lived at the original fort, I was hoping there would be some genealogy information here. The friendly people in the welcome center couldn't really provide much information. It is strictly a self-guided tour with some artifacts and descriptive signage. It would be nice if they offered an audio tour or tour guide... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fort Conde is a great place to stop when you get to Mobile. It is free to walk around. I lived in Mobile for a year between 2012-2013 and enjoyed dropping in here. You can read more about my favorite stops in southern Alabama here: https://eyesontheworldgirl.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/alabama-2012-2013/

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Maybe the best place to view the city and skyline is from atop Fort Conde. It is worth noting that the fort isn't original as it was rebuilt in 1976. Still it is a worthwhile visit while in Mobile. The staff was friendly and they do have a public restroom if in need.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This reproduction has a lot to offer - a glimpse back in history with dioramas and static displays to supplement the fort itself. We spent a few minutes in the visitor's center getting oriented and then strolled the parapets and finally the lower rooms where the displays are. All were well done - the visitor's center folks were very warm... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Interesting place to explore in downtown that was free! Only about 1/3 of the recreated fort, but very well done and the exhibits were very informative. Also provides some cool views of the skyscrapers in downtown. Good historical information for those wanting to gain better understanding of Mobile's settlement.

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Additional Information about Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center

Address: 150 South Royal Street, Mobile Al, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7304
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile

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