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Museum of Mobile

111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Type: History Museums
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Merrill, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A very interesting museum narrating the history of Mobile. A favorite of most appeared to be the room of duplicated miniature "replicas" of the mansions of Mobile!

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Fargo, ND
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wars, multiculture background, Mobile is a very instrumental part of US History. I learned a lot! Slavery ships came into Mobile from Africa, shipbuilding industry huge, civil war history, Confederacy, Mardi Gras etc.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We toured the museum during a convention in Mobile. There were a variety of exhibits that showed the history of Mobile. I enjoy history, so I was fascinated with the many facts of how Mobile developed.

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was in town for business and wanted to have a better understanding of Mobile's history. This museum did a nice job of taking the bulk of Mobile's history and making a Cliff's Notes version. The building itself is lovely and I enjoyed its many exhibits. Well worth the $7.00 entrance fee.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited this museum on June 3rd. You can park your car at the parking lot on Royal Street across Fort Condé for free, it is only one block away. The museum is divided in different parts: dollhouses, history of Mobile, Civil War at Mobile, ship industry and faces of Mobile (Hank Aaron).

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you visit the museum, make sure not to miss the Napoleon death mask upstairs tucked away in a corner.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited the Museum because I was part of a conference being held there. It was beautiful inside and out and the staff were friendly and wonderful. I would have loved to really look around but I couldn't. However, I would recommend visiting if you are in Mobile. Plus it is a block away from the pricier hotels and the... More

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Knoxville, TN
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very interesting exhibits, mostly for adults. You'll need time to read everything here. The history museum ended up being one of our favorite stops in Mobile.

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Brier, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Excellent museum on the city and area. It held our attention for hours as we learned about the earlier settlers all the way through modern time and events.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a wonderful museum and tells a lot about Mobile. Great displays and plenty to see without being overwhelmed. They do charge and are closed on Mondays. Check out their web site for more info. Unfortunately no real gift shop. Only thing I could not find was how Mobile got its name. See my Fort Conde review for more... More

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