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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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A fabulous museum—-don’t miss it!!

I read about this museum and included it on our trip from Las Vegas. We are so glad we did. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hotgrandmacwt
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Fantastic Historical Tour!

What a nice surprise! Very affordable. They offer discounts to military, AAA and seniors. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jenniferschafer
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Houston, Texas
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“mardi gras” (290 reviews)
“king and queen” (20 reviews)
“gift shop” (40 reviews)
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
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+1 251-432-3324
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about this museum and included it on our trip from Las Vegas. We are so glad we did. We were the only people there this morning so we had a private tour and loved it. The collection is amazing and the information from...More

Thank hotgrandmacwt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice surprise! Very affordable. They offer discounts to military, AAA and seniors. Our tour guide, L. Craig Roberts, was fun, entertaining, knowledgeable, interactive and a gracious host for our small group. The exhibits are full of interesting details and grandeur. Well worth the...More

Thank jenniferschafer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it and learned so much about Marti Gras. It did help that we went with my uncle who could fill us in on even more history and facts. They have some beautiful displays and a fun atmosphere. Worth a visit if you’re in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative about Mardi Gras in Mobile. It is not a huge place, so you can easily see everything in less than two hours. If you are a cruiser, you get some off of your admission.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We enjoyed it and learning about Mardi Gras. It really depends on your taste and interest if you will find this museum worth your time. It is mostly about the history of Mardi Gras. Beautiful exhibits.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a great place. The gowns and costumes are beautiful. A short film gives a lot of history. They need to turn up the volume Mr. Delaney's voice is not very strong. The only problem was there were no guides . You need someone...More

Thank LINDA L
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing museum!! I am so glad that I was able to visit! I was so fortunate to be on a small tour with the museum curator!! He was simply amazing!!! He was full of information, and knew so much history about everything!! He...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here so my two girls could see all the beautiful gowns and trains. You can take a self guided tour or take the guided tour. We wound up doing both.

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Okay, this museum could be really interesting if they had structured tours. We read about guides, but didn’t see any guides. In fact, we saw 2 people during our visit. One was so engrossed in conversation with two men he didn’t even acknowledge us, the...More

1  Thank wendy S
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mardigrasgirl1702, Manager at Mobile Carnival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

wendyS. I regret your visit to the Mobile Carnival Museum was disappointing. The museum offers guaranteed guided tours with reservations and most often can accommodate guests who do not schedule a guided tour. We also offer a self-guided tour powered by On-Cell which includes text,...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Got there at 3:15 and they close at 4:00. The lady was very nice but also adamant about us leaving by 4:00 which is somewhat understandable and she was not rude about it. There where tours but we did not take it due to the...More

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mardigrasgirl1702, Manager at Mobile Carnival Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Wildformywife. Thank you for visiting with your family. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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travelismypassion
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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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
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
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