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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Julia M wrote a review Jan 6
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When my husband, two girls (16 and 13), and I went to the Mardi Gras Museum while visiting Mobile for the day while vacationing in Alabama, we learned so much about the history of Mardi Gras (which I always only associated with New Orleans). Seeing the attire the kings and queens wear for this special event, seeing some of the floats, and viewing the beautiful house in which the museum resides were all quite memorable experiences. When we completed the tour, we asked Toni in the gift shop for some recommendations of things to do nearby. She quickly returned with a local map and started highlighting points of interest activities. While she was assisting me, Craig Roberts was providing my husband with a bit of Mobile history as well as the history of Mardi Gras. When he found out that Toni had suggested we see the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, he quickly offered to walk us there. As we were walking, he continued enlightening us with tidbits of information of this amazing city. When we arrived at the Cathedral, he provided us a tour of this beautiful and breathtaking Basilica. After some time in this stunning and historical building of Mobile, he suggested several others places within walking distance. He also suggested viewing the Christmas lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home which we did that evening. Overall, it was a pleasure visiting the Mardi Gras Museum, just not to see the artifacts, but to learn so much about the town from Craig Roberts. He went above and beyond!! Thank you for making our day trip to Mobile so enjoyable!! Unfortunately, we were unable to visit the seafood restaurant that he suggested. Next time! Great tour guide!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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stumpy6896 wrote a review Dec 2020
Memphis, Tennessee266 contributions65 helpful votes
In Mobile for a long weekend and was looking for local things to do. I always knew that Mardi Gras started in Mobile but like everyone else associated it mainly with New Orleans. In my mind I figured it would be a small, maybe interesting place that would take up an hour or so of our time. Well, let me tell you. It was amazing! First, it is housed in a beautiful old home built over 100 years ago. Just the house itself and architecture is beautiful. On top of it all (and we were lucky) when we purchased tickets the lady told us that if we wanted to wait a few minutes one of the docents was finishing up a tour and "he was pretty good at it".. .. His name is L Craig Roberts and I would say he is a darn good historian on the history of the city itself and of Mardi Gras. Mr Roberts is a total asset to the museum and was a delight (and took extra time with our group since we were small) and gave us an over the top tour. He also has a book (which we purchased) in the gift shop that goes over the full history of Mardi Gras from the beginning. The displays, costumes (if you call them that) the crowns, jewels, etc were amazing. Go go GO! to the museum if you are in the area. Find out why green is not part of the Mardi Gras colors in Mobile like it is in New Orleans and find out what small round treats they throw from the floats by the thousands each year!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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phelpsusa wrote a review Nov 2020
Orlando, Florida588 contributions199 helpful votes
Best if you take the 90 minute tour after the movie. She knew everything and all the historic stories behind everything. Three floors of objects. She will not take a tip after the tour but instead encouraged a donation in the box at the exit.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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shamrockarse wrote a review Oct 2020
Greenville, Ohio305 contributions83 helpful votes
The lady who explained the self tour and did admission as well as the gift shop, was awesome and so helpful. You use your smart phone to hear the explanation of the various displays if you wished. We didn’t, but enjoyed them immensely. Beautiful is an understatement. The museum has free parking and they told us to leave our motorcycle parked there and visit other recommendations and eat lunch while parked there. This museum was one of the best. I highly recommend. My granddaughter would also love all the sparkle and glitter. The gift shop had reasonable priced things too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Marybeth S wrote a review Sep 2020
McDonough, Georgia47 contributions28 helpful votes
After coming from New Orleans this museum was very interesting. I learned a lot and loved the different rooms. Workers there was very friendly and knowledgeable and even let us stay parked there to walk around city
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Date of experience: September 2020
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