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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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Interesting museum covering the history of the area, some of which is discomforting. We appreciated that honesty. Enjoyed the Mardi Gras potion of the museum, since the Carnival... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum covering the history of the area, some of which is discomforting. We appreciated that honesty. Enjoyed the Mardi Gras potion of the museum, since the Carnival Museum was closed.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was top-notch! The building inside is beautiful. Lots of marble and a 2 story courtyard. It is very large so give yourself ample time to enjoy it all. Loved it!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

No admission and a spectacular collection of the history of Mobile. Much to see and do. Wonder Civil War section.

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Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There was a lot of things to see here. The display of the history of Mobile was very interesting. The doll houses were great too. The building is gorgeous. To top all this: IT FREE!!

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FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited this museum for the 1st time on a recent Saturday and enjoyed it. Spent about an hour there and will return another day to spend more time and see more. Some of the display signs are low on the walls and difficult to read without sitting on the floor, but we still enjoyed the displays.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The collections are well-presented and give a good overview of Mobile's history. This museum is worth an hour or two.

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Alabama
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great exhibits and a fascinating collection exploring Mobile's rich history...and its free! Definitely one of the first stops for anyone interested in this area's interesting past.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We came to the history museum on what was expected to be a rainy day as a filler to spend a little time. First, it didn't rain and second, we spent 3 hours. There is a great deal to see. I enjoyed Mr Friedman's beautiful, intricate and ornate handmade miniature houses which included some known homes in Mobile as well... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Interesting display of miniature doll houses...some were actual miniature models of homes in Mobile. This museum is free and quite nice

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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135 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Gives you a view into Mobile's past, tells of the early French explorers that led to exploration of the countryside and the discovery of the Mississippi River.

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