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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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If you are a history buff this should be your first stop in Mobile. The historical displays on the interior are a extremely informative and show the progression of Mobile's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Madison, Alabama
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum was right around the corner from the fort conde inn in which we were staying. Very lovely and charming place to visit. Did I mention its free! Yes indeed. So stop in of you get a chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Small, but an interesting intro to Mobile's unique history. Kid friendly, and a great museum to check out with the kids, even if you're just looking to stretch your legs during a long drive! Very friendly staff too!

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Tirana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stopped in for information about what to see with a wheelchair companion. It was suggested that we see the Carnival museum because there is an elevator and could see both levels. Unfortunately, the museum was closed on that day. I think the staff of the welcome center should know the days of operation of various sites. The entire historic... More 

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Prattville
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A neat first stop on our trip to Mobile. The staff was knowledgeable and seemed to care about their city. The tour around the Fort was nice and informative! We enjoyed our time there for sure! This needs to be your first stop! We also enjoyed the FREE trolly that took us around the downtown area!

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are a history buff this should be your first stop in Mobile. The historical displays on the interior are a extremely informative and show the progression of Mobile's importance as we became a nation. I was surprised to find that they were already open as I strolled by on my early morning walk. The fort is adjacent to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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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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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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