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“Excellent Museum!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 432-3324
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had NO IDEA the Mardi Gras parades began in Mobile; always thought the tradition started in New Orleans. Found out differently after viewing the video!! Our guide, L. Craig Roberts, an established Mobile Architect, was witty & most knowledgeable on the history. The gowns, robes, crowns,etc were unbelievable! And to believe, mom & dad furnish all. Another point I liked, there is a black Queen & King each year along w/a white couple!! A most enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours in Mobile!!

Visited May 2013
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alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The docent was very well versed. The costumes and gowns are absolutely stunning. The museum is a real education regarding the original Mardi GRAS.

Visited August 2013
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Kenner, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Being from New Orleans area we wanted to see what the museum was like. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and it was better touring with a guide then just walking around it yourself. The robes and crowns and things were amazing. It also was interesting learning about the moon pies.

Visited August 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“More than I had expected...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The museum goes into the story of Mardi Gras, showing you the many gowns worn throughout the years and the history behind the idea of Mardi Gras families and the party itself. Our tour was about 2 hours and extremely interesting....

Visited August 2013
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Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“let the god times roll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a replica of what you can expect when you attend Mardi Gra.It opens up the history of the occasionand gives a bounty of great gowns and throws that peole use for the festivities you can dree in costumes and feel the thrill of how it all got started it is a family freindly atmosphere
the whole family will enjoy

Visited July 2013
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