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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 432-3324
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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429 reviews 429 reviews
201 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wasn't too aware of Mardi Gras in Mobile. It started here and is almost as big as it is in NOLA. We had a great tour guide , Cille Badger, who was very knowledgable and answered a lot of questions about Mardi Gras and about the Mobile area. Highly recommend.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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171 reviews 171 reviews
87 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum should not be missed when in Mobile, Alabama. We were given a phenomenal tour by Craig who is both entertaining and knowledgeable. He explained the history of Mardi Gras, the pageantry, the parties, the costumes, the societies, etc. Unless you live in one of the US cities that celebrate Mardi Gras and are therefore familiar with the celebration,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Did research on what to do when I got to mobile. This was on the top and we were so glad we went! Easy to find in downtown Mobile! This tour had two great guides that knew everything about Mardi Gras! Elizabeth is a descendent of mardi gras royalty and was very informative on the history. Great knowledge for a... More

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Greensboro, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Mobile Mystery Dinners MMD Players presented to the Murder Mystery Play "The Ghost Who is Coming to Dinner". We participated by everyone picking the culprit. We toured the museum and then we were treated to a scrumptious dinner!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We spent a couple hours here including shopping at the gift shop. The robes and crowns ect were amazing. The museum is divide up by rooms. You can take the stairs or an elevator. The tour guide was very informative (Craig Roberts) I feel he could have answered any question you might come up with. It was interesting learning the... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Recently visited the museum and we delighted in the beautiful displays. I LOVED seeing the elaborate robes worn by the various kings and queens.

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Jacksonville, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tour of the museum was very insightful, and I enjoyed seeing all the dresses and trains on loan from the locals. The tour guide was very educated on the history of the "mystic" societies that make up the town of Mobile, and wish that I had more time for additional information and pictures.

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Daphne, Alabama, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum is choke full of fabulous gowns, robes, suits, shoes, crowns and much much more. It is amazing to see the workmanship and art made into these beautiful clothes. There is local history and artifacts which elaborates on the begining of Mardi Gras, which start here in Mobile, Alabama. The curators are all very versed in its history and... More

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Fargo, ND
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Local culture evident in this museum. One of a kind - very big part of Mobile culture - would love to come back during Mardi Gras. History and robes, knowledgeable staff. Make sure you check dates - it isn't open every day.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Love the museum, great props and floats for kids and adults to have pictures taken on, beautiful gowns and lots of history, loved seeing all the finery from past Kings and Queens, great gift shop too

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