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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Bizarre and Beautiful, Intricate Costumes, Masks, and Props on Display

Watch the quick, informative video before taking the tour. Wonderful, intricate, bizarre costumes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt R
great day trip

great day trip, also discounts for seniors, military, aaa had a nice time, good place to take out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Blue Jean L
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the quick, informative video before taking the tour. Wonderful, intricate, bizarre costumes on display that were worn by past Mobile Mardi Gras participants, many from obscure secret societies. The tour guide seems to get unraveled easily but is quite knowledgeable about the Mardi Gras...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge venue. There are many examples of the gowns and robes worn by past Kings and Queens of the Mobile Mardi Gras. Of course Mobile claims to be the birthplace of Mardi Gras. The hosts provide good background and are readily...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great day trip, also discounts for seniors, military, aaa had a nice time, good place to take out of town vistors, your kids & locals who have never been there,

Thank Blue Jean L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and tours are affordable. They offer a AAA discount and have a neat gift shop! We enjoyed ourselves. The museum is not open late so make this an afternoon stop.

Thank LisaC6975
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I read about this museum and included it on our trip from Las Vegas. We are so glad we did. We were the only people there this morning so we had a private tour and loved it. The collection is amazing and the information from...More

Thank hotgrandmacwt
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

What a nice surprise! Very affordable. They offer discounts to military, AAA and seniors. Our tour guide, L. Craig Roberts, was fun, entertaining, knowledgeable, interactive and a gracious host for our small group. The exhibits are full of interesting details and grandeur. Well worth the...More

Thank jenniferschafer
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We loved it and learned so much about Marti Gras. It did help that we went with my uncle who could fill us in on even more history and facts. They have some beautiful displays and a fun atmosphere. Worth a visit if you’re in...More

Thank valliam13
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Very interesting and informative about Mardi Gras in Mobile. It is not a huge place, so you can easily see everything in less than two hours. If you are a cruiser, you get some off of your admission.

Thank S_MadisonsMom
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We enjoyed it and learning about Mardi Gras. It really depends on your taste and interest if you will find this museum worth your time. It is mostly about the history of Mardi Gras. Beautiful exhibits.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a great place. The gowns and costumes are beautiful. A short film gives a lot of history. They need to turn up the volume Mr. Delaney's voice is not very strong. The only problem was there were no guides . You need someone...More

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travelismypassion
March 21, 2018|
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Response from andymitchWi | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, but I'm assuming so. I'd call them directly.
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RoMondatony E
January 21, 2017|
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Response from mardigrasgirl1702 | Property representative |
The location of the Mobile Carnival Museum used to be the Mobile History Museum and it housed the displays you describe. In 2005 that museum moved to a larger space on Royal Street and it is now known as the History Museum... More
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
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