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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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We enjoyed the museum. The guns and swords on display were a big hit with my son. I enjoyed the King Tut exhibit. This was a nice museum. Everything can be seen easily in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the museum. The guns and swords on display were a big hit with my son. I enjoyed the King Tut exhibit. This was a nice museum. Everything can be seen easily in a couple hours if you read everything, maybe a little longer.

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SPANISH FORT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I thought the museum was very well laid out and gave the visitor a good sampling of local history.

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Thank JERRYE S
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit the museum because artifacts of King Tut were being displayed. They were replicas but very nice. A whole room was displayed with these items. The rest of the museum was quite educational as well. I like history, so I found this to be a very nice museum.

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Thank Dorothy M
Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this building is getting old and needs work its interesting to be in something classic. The King Tut exhibit was well done.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building was planned in 1854 as a marketplace, completed in 1957 as a municipal building for the mayor and city government workers. It has been upgraded twice since then. A hurricane in 1979 damaged the building and was evacuated, and later restored. This is a large dual building complex that is fascinating to walk through to view exhibits. One... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a great lunch at Felix's Fish Camp, our next stop was the History Museum of Mobile. We did not spend a lot of time here but enjoyed it nonetheless. The most interesting part for me was the King Tut exhibit. I think it has been touring for about forty years but I had never seen it before. I was... More 

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Chillicothe, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Interesting exhibits...we mainly stopped for the Tut exhibit. The Mardi Gras items as well as exhibit of Hank Aaron memorabilia were fascinating.

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

great exhibits and friendly staff. we loved learning about the Mardi Gras. we got the priveledge of meeting one of the experts who had actually been a King of one of the mystic societies. very interesting. I asked about Fort Conde. my suspicions were right. it's a full replica. the original fort is long gone.

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Thank John L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum staffed by friendly and knowledgeable staff. While we were there they had the King Tut exhibit which was good but I truly enjoyed there normal exhibits the best. It's a great way to learn about the history of Mobile and the surrounding area. This isn't a large museum but it shouldn't be missed!

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Cameron, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a fantastic time when we visited for the Christmas Holiday. We were lucky enough to see the king tut exhibit. It was awesome, a little disappointed that we couldn't take some photos, but other then that it was a fabulous experience that my husband, kids and myself truly enjoyed! Must See

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