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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Address: 355 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: (251) 432-3324
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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Interesting, Glad we stopped.

We learned some things about Mobile and Mardi Gras. There is information about Mardi Gras, the Floats, Societies that participate in the Mobile parades, the costumes the wear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
b k s
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Vinita, Oklahoma
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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were in town for a day. We had flown into Mobile to attend a family reunion in Gulf Shores, AL 3 days earlier. We had about 4 hours before our flight back to Houston and tried to catch a couple of attractions. The Mobile Carnival Museum was very interesting. Being originally from New Orleans, I thought... More 

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Vinita, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned some things about Mobile and Mardi Gras. There is information about Mardi Gras, the Floats, Societies that participate in the Mobile parades, the costumes the wear during the parades and parties. Lots and lots of costumes and about the costumes. Tours can be guided and not guided. (they have a website with info about each room). Not very... More 

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Thank b k s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very knowledgeable & respectful! Especially, Mrs. Sally & Ms. Izzy!! The history was unknown to me until our visit. The display of Mardi Gras Royalty clothing from so many cultures is breathtaking 😍

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1 Thank RaKaCh
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mardi Gras Museum I think is something you should do once if you live in Mobile. Is this a must see, go to place if you have guests visiting here? Not really. I mean, it's okay, but how many gowns do you have to see before you say enough already? The short film is neat, and it's really cool... More 

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Thank Susan A
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised at the history this museum has to offer! Our guide was a charming young lady who told us A LOT about the Mobile Mardi Gras traditions and history. The costumes and memorabilia were amazing.

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Thank katbock87
Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history about Mardi Gras and it beginnings. It includes Mardi Gras costumes throughout history. You can also attend a dinner theatre and enjoy the arts.

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Thank Beazmom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent venue for someone wanting to understand Mardi Gras to visit. From the actual kings and queens garb to the history of Mardi Gras, to interactive exhibits where you can discover the feeling of being on a rocking float, this place has it all! Free guided tours are available. Great party venue, as well as a tourist... More 

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Thank Andrea P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My two daughters and I and five children ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years visited this museum in mid June . We took the free shuttle bus that loops around the downtown area and that worked well until the baby became tired and hungry and the bus seemed to take longer than usual to arrive. The museum... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful, colourful museum! Multi-coloured, exquisitely hand-crafted gowns and capes. And what helpful ladies and gentlemen looking after it. Thank you for everything.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is one of the prettiest museums that I have ever toured. The displays are well labeled and absolutely beautiful. The entry fee is very reasonable and the gift shop is unique. I will tour this museum every time I visit Mobile.

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