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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 #10 of 31 attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become Mobile.
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stopped in just to take a look. There were 3 ladies there who greeted us and proceeded to give us a little history about Mobile and point us in the direction of things to see and places to go.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The fort is a 4/5 scale reproduction of one corner of the original Fort, which was on the same location. I had a very knowledgeable guide who took me through the exhibits that give a good walk through of the history of Mobile. The people are all very friendly and helpful. A good place to start a day in downtown... More

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OnTheRoad, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We made a short stop at Fort Conde after our day at the Exploreum. The staff was nice and friendly, and gave us a short history of the fort. We walked the grounds, and really enjoyed the meandering museum that winds through the bottom of the fort. Cute place, hour max, great spot to get info on the surrounding area...

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It is free the first Sunday of each month. The museum comes with it, too. We spent about 3 hours between the two. Time well spent.

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Slingerlands, New York
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346 reviews 346 reviews
66 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What a nice, informative museum with very friendly people. The fort is a recreation of the original fort which was on this site. It is of course a rectangular building with a nice courtyard in the center. The exhibits and very informative signs allow you to learn the interesting history of the fort and the city. Equal to the museum... More

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Fort was originally built (on present site) from 1723 to 1735. The current structure was redone in time for the 1976 bicentennial. That part was a little bit of a let down, but the artifacts currently within the walls are outstanding, and tell the story of French, British, Spanish and American occupation. Very interesting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fort Conde is now the Mobile, AL welcome center. Very knowledgeable docent at the center that gave a brief history of the Fort and sugggestions where to eat. The Fort was occupied by the French, English and Spanish during various times since the 1700's. Interesting displays of each nationality's specialties are shown in various rooms. Signage is very good and... More

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San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great way to get a snapshot of the historical area. Our driver was very friendly and offered lots of suggestions on what to see and what to eat and where. And it's free! After the short ride around the area on the trolley we went back.on our own to places we wanted to see again.

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Wichita
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We parked for free just across the street from the fort and found out about the free shuttle that travels a 3 mile route around downtown. We picked up a map and rode the shuttle, hopping off and on at different stops. We would not have known about this great service if it weren't for the welcome center. There were... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The place sounded interesting at first. As soon as we got there, the place didn't feel like we're back in the past. Many things are new, the bricks, the designs and the "artifacts" in the exhibit aren't most the original. It's good for educational experience and curiosity. If it weren't for free, my review would have different outcome.

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