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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Great History of Mardi Gras

Wonderful place to visit and or have a party or wedding reception. Unique and fun atmosphere. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mobile, Alabama
Impressive little museum

We headed to the carnival museum to kill some time inside on a hot August day and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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

Wonderful place to visit and or have a party or wedding reception. Unique and fun atmosphere. Great costumes and pictures of Mobile carnival - the birthplace of Mardi Gras.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank M4672OLannd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed to the carnival museum to kill some time inside on a hot August day and we were pleasantly surprised! The museum has wonderful costumes, gowns and artifacts. The tour guide, Craig, brought the history to life as well as the economic impact the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures do not do this justice. I had no idea how involved Mardi Gras was and is in Mobile. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about Mardi Gras as he had written a book detailing the history of Mobile's Mardi Gras. It was a fun...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at the desk was super fun and sweet! The staff is amazing and knowledgeable. The museum is geared almost exclusively towards the king and queen robes, which got a little boring IMO, but they were interesting. I didn’t wait for the guided tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank adventuresarewaiting
Reviewed July 13, 2019

We expected to see a few outfits, whatever but wow. Saw tons of photos, beautiful gowns, costumes, some 150 years old. Included a short movie and guided or self tours with cell phone. Give yourself at least an hour and be prepared to be impressed....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank puttzer04
Reviewed July 8, 2019

This place was a 'have to go' and see on our list. Enjoyed the tour guide and his knowledge, small groups and you have plenty of time to explore on your own. You can do a self guided tour also on your cell phone. Prices...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank cjsayman
Reviewed June 4, 2019

did the group tour. the tour guide was excellent of telling the history of the mardi gase and how it got started...he went into the details of the customes and robes and the family history. they had displays of the customes and robes and pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

I had out of town guests from Denver and Tulsa. It was hot and drizzly so I suggested we go to the Carnival Museum. These girls are all “prissy” and love fashion and fancy clothes. Well, they loved the Carnival Museum and they were amazed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank libbyclittle
Reviewed June 1, 2019

A fun and interesting dive into the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Audrey was a lovely and informative guide through the museum. The Mardi Gras tradition is a long and colorful part of the history of the city of Mobile, and this facility gives...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank 8481rickm
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Excellent visit to this museum. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a discounted admission price for Military, seniors, AARP. We took the tour with Rick who was full of information and great stories. The tour lasted a good hour and a half and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank TheTardisLegend
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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.