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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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Great introduction to Mobile

This is an excellent snapshot of the city of Mobile. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The building needs to be considered a part of the museum--it's spectacular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent snapshot of the city of Mobile. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The building needs to be considered a part of the museum--it's spectacular. The oddest thing? No gift shop. I can't recall ever going to any museum ever that didn't have a gift shop.

Thank andymitchWi
Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit to Mobile, Alabama in November, 2015 my wife and I went to this museum. We were surprised to see that the KING TUT exhibit was also there, at no additional cost. The $10 fee was more than worth the experience. Among the exhibits there is; The HUBEL ( CIVIL WAR SUBMARINE) SLAVERY, CITY DISASTERS,:MARDI GRAS, to name... More 

Thank JOHN W
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a must see if you are in Mobile, The museum covers all aspects of Mobile history which was very interesting. They currently have the King Tut exhibit in the museum. I really liked the museum and would recommend it to anyone. Plan on spending 2 to 3 hours to see everything. It only cost 10 to enter... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent about 4 hours there. Well done and interesting. Collection of miniature houses was great, and the Tutankhamen display was good too. Though it's all reproductions, you wouldn't have known it if they hadn't told you.

Thank dshinnick
Glen Arm, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went looking for the location where the Hunley was built and became so interested in the other exhibits I forgot to do the research. The Tut exhibit had just opened providing another distraction. Pictures may be taken without a flash but not of the Tut treasures. There is a wide variety of displays to enjoy. Adults and children will... More 

Thank Tim479
Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lot of time in the museum looking at all the great things that has gone on in the history of the area. Would recommend this to all who would like history of Mobile and just history. A great place

Thank lisa8552015
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this museum. It gives you view of history from all prospectives. I like that they include slavery and local African Americans who contributed to the history of Mobile.

Thank Gwendolyn B
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Excellent museum on the history of Mobile. I was traveling with my two boys and we enjoyed learning the history of Mobile.

Thank blackluna27
Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Such a wonderful museum, well organized and informative. Here we were in the deepest South, and the civil war was addressed in a very even manner. They have a room of homes, like doll house of ten of the actual homes in Mobile, in exquisite detail. We looked at everything, and read everything. I usually like to cruise through a... More 

Thank Diana B
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Less then half a block from our hotel made it an easy 2 min walk. Spent a couple of hours going thru it. There are a lot of beautifully put together exhibits about all facets of Mobile's history. If you are staying in downtown Mobile you have to go.

Thank Levon M

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