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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
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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Bartlett, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Charlotte, NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped here on our way back from NOLA and were overly impressed with their displays and the actual history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. While NOLA may have the larger parade and related craziness, if you want to learn something about the history and actually see the pageantry and costumes while learning about the history, this is a must... More 

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Virginia Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Small museum, very reasonably priced, knowledgeable tour guide. Tour focused almost exclusively on the robes worn for different Mardi Gras, and the families that were crowned. Not much other history. Still, some stunning workmanship on those robes!

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Mich
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435 reviews 435 reviews
202 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
91 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
108 helpful votes 108 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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