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Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center

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Address: 150 S Royal St, Mobile, AL 36602-3001
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7304
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become...

A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become Mobile.

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We were there on an early Sunday morning

I can't give a great review because the fort museum was not open when we were there on an early Sunday morning. We more or less just stopped and looked around the outside of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
CountryMomx2
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Adrian, Missouri
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Adrian, Missouri
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't give a great review because the fort museum was not open when we were there on an early Sunday morning. We more or less just stopped and looked around the outside of the fort and drove around it since it wasn't open. I would love to go back and see it when open. I love history.

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Thank CountryMomx2
Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always stop here on my way to the Florida beaches every time I pass thru Mobile. This 1700s French fortress is just one among several outstanding tourist attractions in Mobile. Make your way up to the terreplaine to get a nice view of Mobile Bay and the Mobile River. toward the bay. The ladies in the Visitors Center are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The two cheerful attendants greeting us provided information on the fort, Mobile, and a map of historic homes in the area. One can view good museum artifacts and information about and within the fort. One can also climb exterior stairs to view the cannon placements and lookout sentry views. Unfortunately the exterior needs repair, but likely funds are not available.

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Ramona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two great parts of this museum. The first is the replica fort which is a terrific visual history of the Mobile area. The second is the visitor center, where there is a tremendous amount of information about the area, and the man there was more than happy to give me advice on what to see. He was very... More 

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Thank MarkUSNA1998
Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Floors are so dirty my socks were black from walking on them. The toilet had other people's pubic hair on it when I lifed the lid. There were no trashbags in the trash cans. And the room smelled musty. Almost smothering. Trains go by all night keeping you up. And they are LOUD!!! not worth the price and will never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though a small replica of the original fort (only 1/3 the scale of the original) it still gives you an idea of how the early defenders lived. Great to combine this with the Mobile Museum of History

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Thank Luvingmywine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in before going to the beach. It was very nice and the ladies working there were supper sweet and helpful. If you are in Mobile and want to know what to do, go see these ladies. They will steer you in the right direction.

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Thank Chauntiel C
Arley, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are into history this would be very interesting. Just seeing the defenses of Mobile Bay during the Civil War was inspiring.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We needed a good place to stop and take a break from driving, while being interesting for our kids. The kids loved being in a real fort, pretending the shoot the canons and being up on top of the building, and we enjoyed the history. It is very well documented and the woman at the information center was very knowledgeable... More 

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We had time to spear so we decided to stop and visit the museum. You must stop and visit this museum if you are in the area. We arrived before lunch and walked around, there is so much to see and so much history. After we completed the self tour we walked across the street and waited on a free... More 

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