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This place is amazing. Take a guided tour and then explore on your own. Guide provided interesting background on Mardi Gras - 2 of his daughters had been queens. There are numerous gowns and photos and pictures from past celebrations. A definite must do when...More
if you arent from the South and dont really understand Mardi Gras, a visit to this museum
is worth your time but I highly
recommend that you take a guided tour because you will learn so much more. I am from the northeast and found...More
Fascinating history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. Who knew? An entire historic house sheltering the Mardi Gras costumes from the last century. A must see even if you have no interest in finery, the insights into the tradition are remarkable.
Did you know that Carnival/Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile, AL, and that Mobile is older than New Orleans by 15 years? You'll learn all kinds of cool history at this museum, all with a Carnival/Mardi Gras theme! Great gift shop, very helpful staff!
As someone who knows nothing about Mardi Gras I found the visit very informative! Like most people I associated Mardi Gras with New Orleans! I did not know that it originated in Mobile. Be sure to take the escorted tour.
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
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 of Mobile. Their exhibits are rotated so you should call them to find out what is currently being featured. The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile.