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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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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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Mardi Gras history

Video history of Mobile and Mardi Gras, the home of the first Mardi Gras. Several gowns, costumes of organizations on display. Great place for a wedding reception or wedding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Video history of Mobile and Mardi Gras, the home of the first Mardi Gras. Several gowns, costumes of organizations on display. Great place for a wedding reception or wedding rehearsal dinner.

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Thank Ed B
Daphne, Alabama
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mardi Gras is synonymous with Mobile. Folks take ornaments off their Christmas trees and replace them with Mardi Gras decorations. The original Mobile colors were purple and gold. There are several theories about how and why Louisiana added green to the mix. The museum is the only place where you'll see some of the magnificent costumes, and you'll learn some... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When in Mobile the Mobile Carnival Museum is a “must see.” We learned so much and saw so many interesting displays. Probably should have stayed longer. The staff was excellent. They were very knowledgeable and informative. We had not known how complex and involved Mobile Mardi Gras is nor how long the preparations take and events last. It is almost... More 

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Thank TKCRhino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I visited Mobile for the day and toured this museum. We found it very informative and interesting. We learned a lot on the guided tour about the history of Mardi Gras.

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Thank Bev W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit. If you are completely new to Mardi Gras in Mobile, ensure you snag a guide. The location is convenient to Spanish plaza... Step back in time and embrace the traditions. And if you are Folly... Do not let Death catch you!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a day trip to Mobile and had a wonderful visit to the Carnival Museum. Our guide, Mr. Roberts, was very interesting and knew so much about Mobile's Mardi Gras history and current scene. We learned toward the end of our tour he was the author of a book available in the gift shop. You'll see the crowns, trains, portraits... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my kids and wife on our to dolphin beach. I have to say this was a darn cool place to visit. A must see and the are very knowledgeable and make the experience one to remember. Good for all ages.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a history lesson that even the most apathetic scholar may enjoy! An array of photographs, newspapers, ball gowns and fancy dress to delight any would be Crewe member.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a great place to visit. There is a lot of history to learn about as well as some of the more recent customs. The staff are super nice as well. Great southern hospitality!

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, gorgeous gowns and trains - handsome suits with male trains - both for adults and kids. The history of Mardi Gras is also shared - so much to absorb. Our group of 8 women had an extremely knowledgeable docent as guide for our tour. One thing - if you have trouble standing or walking long - this museum isn't... More 

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