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Mobile Carnival Museum

Address: 355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: (251) 432-3324
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We live in Daphne, AL and were looking for something to do. We decided to go downtown Mobile and check out the Carnival Museum. The museum is setup in a old historic Mobile home. Each room has something more amazing then the next. When we went in we watched a movie about Mardi Gras and went on to walk around... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From the moment I walked inside I was greeted by the staff and we immediately struck up a conversation and it was most enjoyable. I then had a personal tour through the entire museum. Don't miss this while in mobile

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Houston
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was recommended and it was wonderful! We saw the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs. The costume design and float construction was mind blowing. They also have videos of parades and balls and a pictorial gallery of historical photographs dating back to 1886. A must see if you are in the... More 

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Mobile al
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126 reviews 126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A fantastic museum dedicated to the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Reasonably priced to see it and great guides thru the many pieces of the story. A must for visitors.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Mobile Carnival Museum is a very nice downtown museum that gives the history of the Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile. The tour starts with a short film followed by a guided tour of the exhibits in an historic house. There were numerous photographs and time lines, but the of the most interest to us was the numerous displays of... More 

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Hiawassee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Mobile invented Mari Gras and this museum states their case to that fact. Our guide was a member of a mystic group and a former Queen of another one. The costumes are incredible and well displayed.

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We got to the museum early when it opened. There is am 8 movie before the docent takes you around the house. Great gift shop. Good museum to learn history and pretty cheap.

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Warren, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Well..The cost to get in was very low which is nice because we are a family of 5..My husband and the teenage boys did not find it interesting only myself and my 9yr old daughter..she was the only one who could play dress up after the tour..the movie was informative of the history..The clothing displayed were beautiful.. that was the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I have never been to a Mardi Gras parade so we were blown away by the "over the top" gowns and outfits that this museum has on display. There is a guided tour or you can do your own tour with the help of narrated information using your phone. After awhile this got to be cumbersome, with... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had the good fortune and pleasure of having Leslie duMont as our tour guide while touring the museum today. We had ignored the Trip Advisor listing thinking 'just another museum.' The museum celebrates the history of the Mardi Gras in the United States from 1703 forward. Leslie gave us an entertaining history of the Mobile Mardi Gras along with... More 

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