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Address: 104 Theatre St, Mobile, AL 36602-3010
Phone Number: 251 432 4722
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

The museum house, built of brick by the French pre-dates Ft. Conde which...

The museum house, built of brick by the French pre-dates Ft. Conde which was constructed in the 1720's. It served originally as a magazine. When it became American, the old magazine was modified to become Mobile's first Court House and jail. A portion of jail floor and jail doors can still be seen in the house. In 1854, the building was purchased by Jonathan Kirkbride and converted into a residence. The Conde-Charlotte is now a fascinating house museum.

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Who knew it used to be a jail?

After living in Mobile for more than 30 years, I am finally getting around to visiting the Conde-Charlotte Museum. The museum has several interesting Mobile artifacts. Most of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After living in Mobile for more than 30 years, I am finally getting around to visiting the Conde-Charlotte Museum. The museum has several interesting Mobile artifacts. Most of the items are from other locations but fit into the time period of the home. A good way to see a piece of historic Mobile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest standing structure in Mobile is full of original antiques that reflect the different flags Mobile has been under. It has the most amazing piece of needlepoint, which is of Napoleon. It also has the guitar of Napoleon's brother, Jerome. My children also loved the bathtub used by the family as well as the candle that could be turned... More 

Thank Rob S
Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This home was the former jail, and you can see evidence of this built into the floor. There are many original artifacts in the home and some unusual antiques I have never seen before. It was built in 1850 by the Kirkbride family. Today the house is decorated to reflect the cultures of the 5 flags that governed Alabama over... More 

Thank Kay M
Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We have toured many historic homes around the US and in other countries. This tour was as informative and enjoyable as any we have experienced. Sarah and Marie did a spectacular job of bringing the house to life. They were personable, well-informed and provided so much more than the rote recitation that sadly can be experienced at other historic homes.We... More 

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Drake, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Mobile was under 5 different "flags" - France, Britain, Spain, Confederate, US- and the museum organizes its rooms/decor according to each of these. Built on the foundations of a jail dating from 1820, the house dates from 1850. Lovely furnishings and the docents are very informative and entertaining. Great way to learn about Mobile.

Thank JonesC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

An early to mid 19th century house of a wealthy couple who had fine taste in decorations for their home. The foundation that maintains it also has done a marvelous job of preservation and upkeep. It's small and two charming ladies give the tour. One upstairs and one downstairs. They're very knowledgeable and relate stories and anecdotes. If you want... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

My mother and I went for an afternoon visit at the Conde-Charlotte Museum House. The tour exceeded my expectations in every way. Anne and Sarah, were terrific hosts and knowledgeable and friendly guides. We knew very little going in, but left with a wealth of knowledge about both the House, and this period in history. It was so very interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

My husband and I spent a day in Mobile and toured this home. The 2 ladies were very well informed and had a great deal of history to share. We were there more than 2 hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

there were only the two of us on our tour but it was run anyway. The house has been furnished to reflect the periods of the city - American, French, Spanish, English. There is an awful lot of things to look at. The decent are very knowledgeable and the nature of the tour will depend on the questions you have/... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was a hidden gem that needs to be experienced; a beautiful restored house filled with true-to-the-era priceless antiques, with a staff who really love what they do. Learned a lot about Mobile history, heard fascinating stories, and Anne and Sister were excellent tour guides; if you are in Mobile, put this on your to-do list, you won't be disappointed!

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