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“Back to the 1700's”

Conde-Charlotte Museum
Ranked #15 of 83 things to do in Mobile
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Condé-Charlotte Museum is the Gateway to Mobile’s History. It is owned, preserved and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames. The museum house, built of brick by the French, pre-dates its neighbor Fort Conde, which was constructed in the 1720s. It served originally as a magazine. When it became American, the old magazine was modified to become Mobile's first courthouse and jail. A portion of jail floor and jail doors can still be seen in the house. In 1854, the building was purchased by Jonathan Kirkbride and converted into a residence. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is now furnished with period antiques reflecting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, American and Confederate. The variety and authenticity of the furnishings make the house a charming museum, with two confederate parlors, an American Federal dining room, a British Commandant’s room, a French sitting room and bedroom, and two American bedrooms. A walled Spanish garden of the late 18th century design and a kitchen filled with late 19th and early 20th century equipment complement the house.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Fort Conde, a rebuilt replica of the 1700's fort that guarded Mobile is a lovely spot that challenges the imagination to relive the exciting days of attack and chivalry that the soldiers lived out in those historic 18th century years that Mobile was becoming a city of distinction. It is a delight for children of all ages and adults who love history and beauty.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We tried to visit this house with our grandchildren. The sign for the house stated a price for children, however, when we knocked on the door, the woman who answered said this was not for children. We tried to explain that out granddaughter really wanted to see the house, but she still turned us away! I love visiting Mobile, but was very disappointed in this experience. If children are not allowed, this should be stated on the sign.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

This house was quite interesting worth a visit, some nice old furniture and china the house had a few rooms each in a different period of time the lady's who took us round were very knowledgeable

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Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We love history and this was a great unique way to learn the history of Mobile! We depend on TripAdvisor to help us out! We had wanted to also visit Fort Conde while here, two for one. But it was closed due to some repair work. But the History Museum was close by so enjoyed that, too. Free parking and the attendant told us about the free trolly ride, about 15 minutes around downtown. Enjoyed all we saw!

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

If you are looking to see antiques this place is great. Spent a good part of the morning there and plan to go again.

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