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Museum of Mobile

111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
251-208-7569
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Mobile
Type: History Museums
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English first
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
88 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Sharpsburg, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The museum has done a nice job of giving a succinct history of Mobile with visual and auditory aids. It's a good 1 - 1 1/2 hour tour. It's not overwhelming - it's just right.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We went on a whim, stumbled upon it when out walking on Sunday afternoon. WOW what a great find, very well done. Something for everyone. We loved the doll house exhibit and the exhibit about the slave markets. There was also a lot of exhibit material pertaining to civil rights struggles which was very appropriate. We also liked the natural... More

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tchrs
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208 reviews 208 reviews
91 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This caugh me by surprise. They had a spectacular collection about the history of Mobile and how it changed from French to Spanish to English over the years. Entertaining fro all ages and worth an hour. I was mesmorized by their collection on patent miniatures used to obtain a patent prior to the 1900s. worth a couple of hours. Better... More

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