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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Address: 355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: (251) 432-3324
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Description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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What a different museum. You only need about an hour to visit the museum. I learned a lot about Mardi Gras in Mobile. It was very interesting and informative. The staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a different museum. You only need about an hour to visit the museum. I learned a lot about Mardi Gras in Mobile. It was very interesting and informative. The staff was very hospitable.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An unassuming beginning of our tour, once you watch the movie and enter the first room you might think " is this all there is"? Well, each room has more surprises for you, unbelievable costumes ranging over at least one hundred years, room after room, floor after floor is filled with these treasures, information and wonderful historical facts. We spent... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was fascinated to learn that Mardi Gras originated in AL rather than New Orleans and really enjoyed the film they show before you enter the museum outlining how the parade came about. However, I was rather astonished to learn that Alabamians' have one king and queen for Caucasians and a separate royal pair for African Americans. The tour guide... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum is small but packed with history. Elaborate gowns, costumes and film footage depicting the long and joyous history of Mardi gras in Mobile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were driving from Atlanta to New Orleans and decided to take a stop in Mobile. This was an awesome visit. Your guide was really knowledgable and the history was interesting! Definitely worth visit and the price! Adults are $5 each and kids under 12 are $2.

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Mobile, Alabama
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What you will see, and experience, in this quaint museum on Government Street will delight your mind and tickle your fantasies! A must for every visitor to our beautiful Mobile.

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Kirkland, Washington
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After our visit it makes me want to do Mardi Gras in Mobile. Introductory film set the stage and the museum gives a visitor a nice history of Carnival. Loved the many displays of costumes and clothing worn by the Royalty over the years. Lots to look at in the gift store.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was recommended by a local we asked for directions. It was, unforunately closed on Thursdays...but it looks as though it would be a fun and interesting place to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Seeing that it was my very, first Mardi Gras, I thought it was appropriate to visit the Carnival Museum. I would have liked a bit more history in general but they had a nice collection of the gowns and capes worn by prior Kings & Queens.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Mobile originated Mardi Gras and this museum shows the history from beginning to present. Mardi Gras gowns from turn of the century as well as photo history. Great history lesson. Don't miss.

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