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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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This was a very nice walk through the history of Mobile. The museum building is interesting in itself in that it used to be the city hall. And, the best part: No admission fee!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a very nice walk through the history of Mobile. The museum building is interesting in itself in that it used to be the city hall. And, the best part: No admission fee!!!

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Mobile, Al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

FREE! Well worth a visit. Learn about Damn the Torpedoes, full speed ahead. Still used occasionally for City Council meetings.

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Brookshire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Mobile for the first time and absolutely loved this museum! So much history and detail. Could've spent a lot more time if we didn't have the kids along. Great place to see, especially for free. Definitely drop whatever you can in their donation box!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I made a rush visit to this museum around April 2015 and was amazed at how neatly it was laid out. I was particularly interested in the artifacts from the CSS Alabama after reading a book entitled "Wolf of the Deep" about Admiral Raphael Semmes in the Civil War. When I have more time I will definitely go back.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Recommend everyone visit by 1 Sept so you can catch the superb exhibit "The Ark of India". Great exhibit covering India in the 1890s and includes paintings and items collected during Roderick D. MacKenzie's time in the country. The rest of the museum is good as well and very family friendly and there is no admission fee so enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You will learn to appreciate Mobile, its history, and its people. The museum is FREE, looks great, and is well-organized. Superb visit!

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Americus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum covers the history of Mobile from its earliest establishment to the present. Events such as its rise as a shipbuilding center, early commerce and the slave trade, hurricanes, fires, epidemics, and the impact of the Civil War are all made real both visually and with sound. This is not a place for a casual perusal; be ready to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family and I toured the museum while stopping over on our way back to Texas from Florida and really loved this extremely well done and broad-ranging museum. It has something for everyone and for all ages, but was most notable for the honest portrayal of both the graceful and tragic parts of this city's history.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The History Museum of Mobile is fundamentally a sequential history of the region with several exhibits of defining periods of Mobile that are very educational and entertaining. The exhibits present the important historical and pre-historical periods almost as a character study of Mobile and it's inhabitants. Several exhibits are surprisingly forthcoming, discussing the south's addiction to slavery and the city's... More 

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Tirana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This free museum gives a nice overview of the history of mobile from is founding by the french to the segregation of the 60's. I really enjoyed the section about the iron work in the city. There could be more interactive displays for young children.

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