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History Museum of Mobile

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Address: 111 S Royal St, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602-3101
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7569
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This museum has a surprisingly diverse group of exhibits, all of which were very nicely done and interesting. It took me about two hours to get through all of it, though I'm sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkUSNA1998
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Ramona, California
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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a surprisingly diverse group of exhibits, all of which were very nicely done and interesting. It took me about two hours to get through all of it, though I'm sure you could breeze through in about an hour or stay for longer. I was particularly impressed by the Civil War portion, as well as the dollhouses. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum rivals the Smithsonian (I'm not joking)! The history of Mobile and artifacts are so beautifully presented in the museum. Personally, I am one to breeze through a museum and think "Oh yeah, cool, interesting. But this museum made me stop and want to read and take everything in. Thank you to the staff for making us feel at... More 

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Drake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locate in the original city hall, the museum is a stunning space in its own right. Exhibits are well organized, informative and the upstairs section has interactive sections, with music, films and even a replica Civil War era submarine that visitors can propel. Worth a visit!

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Thank JonesC
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum to learn about Mobile history - especially for native Mobilians who want to get a deeper understanding. I've been there 3-4 times - and still haven't seen it all. I find something new and interesting each time I go. Highly recommended.

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Thank IslanderAL
Mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A great way to spend an afternoon while visiting downtown Mobile. Not a lot to keep the kids entertained but great for couples or adults. I loved the self guided tour and enjoyed the exhibits.

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Thank Shawna L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum is in a 2 story building 1/2 block from the Fort Conde visitors center. Four of us visited on a very warm muggy day and the museum was nice and cool. The young lady at the desk was cheery and helpful. There are many historical artifacts from throughout Mobile's history. There was also an exhibit of miniature doll... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Mobile has done a very commendable job of preserving some of its artifacts and memories of days gone by in his little museum . Well worth the trip and the entry fee , I highly recommend it...

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The King Tut Exhibition has finished. However, the museum is well curated and provides good, valuable history of Mobile since the city's foundation through to modern day. There's also a wonderful miniature house exhibition in one of the downstairs rooms. Well worth a visit

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

2 particular exhibits grabbed my attention....King Tut and the miniature houses crafted by Aaron Friedman .Both were well displayed and fascinating to learn about.With only a little over an hour for our visit,we were captivated by this small museum and highly recommend seeing it.

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Thank DorothyZ2013
Tuscumbia, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Great place to see Mobile history and as a big bonus right now you get the King Tut exhibit. There is something here for everyone. The front desk attendant is both friendly and knowledgable

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