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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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Exquisite costumes

Hear the story of the origin of Mardi Gras occurring in Mobile. The history of the festival was presented very well. Such an interesting story. See the beautiful costumes worn by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hear the story of the origin of Mardi Gras occurring in Mobile. The history of the festival was presented very well. Such an interesting story. See the beautiful costumes worn by the Kings and Queens of this event. Such intricate workmanship in each one, as well as many hours of tedious work. You have to see to believe.

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Plano,TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Museum is small, inexpensive for a family and very informative. It is near downtown, in a very safe neighborhood that reminded me of days gone by. There are some very beautiful costumes, a limited number of floats but an awful amount of old southern history. The people that work there are interested in making your visit meaningful and do... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative and only $12 for 2 people, the museum is well worth much more than that! I'll be back with my Father, because everyone should see the wonderful outfits and magnificent gowns there are in Mobile's Mardi Gras every year.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting and educational. I didnt know that Mobile Alabama was the ones who started Mardis Gras and not Lousiana.

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Mobile, Al
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Kids can dress up in the Mardi Gras costumes...you can see the Royal gowns up close and watch the parade videos.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We never expected this tour to be so informative, colorful and fun. Our tour guide, Craig, was exceedingly knowledgeable - not only about Mardi Gras and its history, but also about how its history related to the history of the region and the nation. He wove the Mardi Gras story into a wonderful tale of pageantry, history, art and culture.... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Mobile Carnival Museum honors the history and tradition of Mardi Gras in a distinguished setting, with rooms of a historic two-story home turned into classy display areas. Gowns, pageantry and costumes are on exhibit. The museum presents a nice cultural balance and includes more light-hearted displays on Joe Cain revelry and the Comic Cow Boys. There’s lots of memorabilia including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum can be used as a party location where guests can walk through the museum! But it's worth just going there, next to the Spanish Plaza. It's filled with costumes from the past that were handmade (and still are)! Queens, Kings, showing their full regalia. Gorgeous!

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This museum contains a tremendous amount of history and a look into the society side of Carnival. The museum seems small in appearance but this house converted into a museum goes on and on and the photos, history, and costumes seem never ending. The tour guide was excellent and we were then allowed to walk around at our leisure reading... More 

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I visited the museum and had a great time. The tour guide we had was awesome and gave us plenty of information on Mardi Gras. This is a hidden gem in Mobile and I would recommend it to everyone. Its a must see if you are visiting in Mobile and even for the people who live in... More 

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