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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Excellent visit - great guided tour!

Loved just everything in here - beautiful costumes, excellent stories and great gift shop - worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A must-see in Mobile

Take the tour, $8/adult unless you have military, AAA or AARP membership, in which case there is a... read more

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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
+1 251-432-3324
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved just everything in here - beautiful costumes, excellent stories and great gift shop - worth going!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank adavanb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the tour, $8/adult unless you have military, AAA or AARP membership, in which case there is a discount. My guide, Rich, was knowledgeable, but extremely entertaining as well. A short movie introduces you to the traditions around Mardi Gras in Mobile, and Rich took...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deebee154
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at the museum just as a tour was starting, and I'm so glad I joined! The tour guide was extremely informative (he literally wrote the book on Mardi Gras). I knew nothing about Mardi Gras other than the parades, and this museum taught...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LWinDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you donโ€™t know anything about Mardi Gras, definitely go. The dresses are incredible. I would suggest the tour but we were too late.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CatherineCardin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop! This place is incredible many costumes, floats, great to see the history. We were lucky enough to arrive just as a tour had started the lady was so passionate and knowledgeable of the history of Mardi grae, this is were Mardi grae...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amadar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Take a guided tour and then explore on your own. Guide provided interesting background on Mardi Gras - 2 of his daughters had been queens. There are numerous gowns and photos and pictures from past celebrations. A definite must do when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingGranny3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

if you arent from the South and dont really understand Mardi Gras, a visit to this museum is worth your time but I highly recommend that you take a guided tour because you will learn so much more. I am from the northeast and found...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 616EmilyM616
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Our tour was guided by the museum's director who provided a great overview of the history, the background the culture and the costumes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stph
Reviewed January 22, 2019

The Carnival started in Mobile. These people know how to party! Learn the whys and hows of this holiday that starts in February and is not necessarily tied to Fat Tuesday

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Fascinating history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Who knew? An entire historic house sheltering the Mardi Gras costumes from the last century. A must see even if you have no interest in finery, the insights into the tradition are remarkable.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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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
October 12, 2016|
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.