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History Museum of Mobile

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Address: 111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7569
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful and very interesting! I am ready for a new special exhibit so I can go back! Well worth the trip and it is free fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and very interesting! I am ready for a new special exhibit so I can go back! Well worth the trip and it is free fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I took my 6 year old daughter and her friend. They really enjoyed the dollhouses. They liked some of the other parts of the museum too but wanted to rush through so they could go to The Exploreum next door. I'd love to come back without kids so I could take my time.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went for a special exhibit, but through enjoyed everything about this museum. It is a great place to begin any visit to Mobile. The building itself is beautiful and exhibits, some permanent, some rotating are geared toward a wide range of ages and interests. A bonus: there is no admission fee. Be aware, however, that parking (particularly handicapped parking)... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were delighted to wander into this museum inside the historic former city hall. Tons of well-done modern exhibits on everything from Native Americans to Mardi Gras to ship building. We wished we had more time to explore the place. Next time we're in town we'll return. And so should you.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Museum of Mobile is a wonderful place to learn about the local history of Mobile. The building, itself, is historical. Under the direction of David Alsobrook much improvement has been made with additional artifacts and changing exhibits. I hate to hear that a number of the staff will be laid off. It also has rooms upstairs where large meetings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The History Museum of Mobile was not planned in our visit to mobile, but we went there on recommendation from the assistant director of the Gulf Coast Explorium... It is right around the block, and I'm so glad we went. They had a "Night at the Museum" themed Halloween special...and characters in the Museum had "come to life" to tell... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have always loved looking at old pictures of Mobile and the history of Mardi Gras. I also like looking at old war memorabilia as well as items from the state docks! Been there many times on school field trips!

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very interesting and well laid out. Easy to read and follow information. Some museums are almost too big but this took us a couple hours and we were very impressed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We loved this museum. It gave us an honest look at Mobile's history, even at slavery and civil rights, and told us about all its favorite sons and daughters. The exhibits were well crafted with lots of interesting artifacts. We're coming back for another look the next time we're in Mobile.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A wonderful way to learn about the history of the Mobile area through a variety of exhibits. It covers everything from the French influence, the American Civil War and other periods that were instrumental in defining what the city is like today. They also have costumes and exhibits dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. It is certainly... More 

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Additional Information about History Museum of Mobile

Address: 111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7569
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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