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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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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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I always love when the city I am visiting has a delightful interactive museum detailing it's rich and vibrant history. This museum was full of unique and interesting surprises and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I always love when the city I am visiting has a delightful interactive museum detailing it's rich and vibrant history. This museum was full of unique and interesting surprises and really should not be missed. And best of all...it was FREE!!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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315 reviews 315 reviews
134 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Following a visit to Fort Conde across the street (at the Ft Conde folk's suggestion) we visited the History Museum - and I'm glad we did. While we could have spent hours here, we skimmed through in about 45-50 minutes and still got quite a bit from it. The museum traces Mobile's history from the very first French settlements. a... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to see how thorough and engaging this free museum is. The museum is located in the old City Hall, a bright and well designed building a few blocks off Dauphin Street. The exhibits deftly tie together the founding of Mobile through the cotton trade, slavery, the War of 1812, the Civil War, both World Wars, and... More 

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UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum was a great place to spend a few hours exploring. It tells the story if the town and I liked th fact that it didn't shy away from the bad things that happened in the past - the slave trade in particular. If is a very informative place to visit and is highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent civil rights exhibit and slavery exhibit. Amazing video of ship building industry during WWll.

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Montevall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

To understand Mobile, start here. A well organized and displayed history of the port city. I loved understanding the different flags and rulers the city has endured.

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Acworth, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Excellent. Lots to see. Very informative and the displays are very interesting. If they were to charge money, I would have paid it.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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209 reviews 209 reviews
65 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a lovely - and free! - museum that presents a broad and good history of Mobile. We were surprised to learn of Mobile's industrial history and Civil War involvement. There is a section on Mardis Gras which was educational and fun. There are also special exhibits.

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Calera, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a wonderful time at the museum, loved that it was free and had so much to do. We were referred by the Welcome center and very glad we went. Loved the miniature houses, great place for kids to learn history.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stumbled on this outstanding museum---which turned out to be free. FIRST rate exhibit on India and the Civil War---very handsome complex---very much enjoyed this site.

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