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

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 25 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 39 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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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was a little disappointed that not much of the original fort was left. The view at the top was nice. I just wish that was more to see. It's self-guided.

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Calera, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a very nice and informational place, the gentleman that works outside was wonderful and full of knowledge of the place and history, hope you get a chance to listen to him if you go.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The fort is totally free! It is situated right down town. The displays are very informative. Very well done!

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Even though it was just a replica, the history was very interesting. The staff was very friendly. Easy parking too.

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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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