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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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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It's a great way to learn about the origins of Mobile and appreciate it that much more. The staff is also very friendly, passionate, and informative.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Someone had suggested that we go to the fort as they have free parking and you can catch one of the free buses that runs constantly around the downtown perimeter .The busses stop at many places where you can get on and off at will and explore then hop back on again.. The fort itself was very interesting with many... More

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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