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Mobile Carnival Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Gorgeous Gowns and more!

We really enjoyed our visit from the moment we entered. Very warm and friendly reception from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenny W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Very cool!

Very cool place! Learn the history of Mardi Gras and where it all started! Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Buckatunna, Mississippi
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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 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit from the moment we entered. Very warm and friendly reception from the woman who sold us our tickets and started us on the self-guided tour. This tour was done using our phone as we keyed in the number of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Very cool place! Learn the history of Mardi Gras and where it all started! Our tour guide was awesome. Very nice staff.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

I made a last minute decision to visit the museum before I left Mobil and I was so glad I did. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and I learned as much about the social side of the City as I did about the carnival....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M H
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've lived in Mobile for four decades, and only last year took a tour through the Carnival Museum. Try to time your visit to join a walking tour with a guide. Frankly, I did not learn very much about Mardi Gras, but I was IMMERSED...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank danphy
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The history was interesting but I found myself getting bored aat looking at trains from gowns worn at Mardi Gras. Two hour guided tour could have been shorter

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for all first- time visitors to Mobile. It seems to be the key to the cities social history and the Mardi Gras season. The costumes are unbelievable!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anita S
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The guides here are great!! Never know Mardi Gras started in Mobile. The Museum is very interesting and fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sschevy64
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Our docent, David, was very familiar with the Carnival history of Mobile as well as well versed in New Orleans traditions too. The costumes on loan are amazing. The house itself where the museum is found is beautiful. The tour can be as quick or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shannon b
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Really cool museum and our guide was fantastic! You can easily spend an entire afternoon there and there is so much to see! The outfits are incredible, and it's cool to learn about where Mardi Gras really came from.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Michael M
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We knew Mobile predated New Orleans with Mardi Gras but little else. The history was fascinating and the costumes were incredible. The crowns alone are worth seeing. The tour starts with a short video. If you are fortunate enough to tour with Craig plan on...More

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