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Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center

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Address: 150 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7304
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A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become...

A replica of the original colonial outpost that would expand to become Mobile.

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Great place to start discovering Mobile

Housed in a reconstruction of the 18th century Fort Conde, the welcome center has everything you need to plan your days in Mobile. While you are there, be sure to check out the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Foley, Alabama
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Wonderful view from top of fort. I now understand mobile and it was fun. Friendly staff. Free bus starts route here. Self driving tour of the historic districts starts here. Or ride the trolley bus historic tour with guide for a fee. Drink machines, water fountain, and clean indoor restrooms. Free parking. Walk to dauphin st.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Welcome Center is situated adjacent to the Fort Conde Museum. You can tour the museum at your own pace. There are no guides so you're on your own. The Welcome Center employees were extremely helpful and informative. Nice place to visit.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in a reconstruction of the 18th century Fort Conde, the welcome center has everything you need to plan your days in Mobile. While you are there, be sure to check out the museum exhibits. They give a brief overview of Mobile rich and long history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gives you a taste of what it was like when Mobile was protected by Forts, you can tour the fort and see some of the different things that were used when the fort was in operation. It is a great place to visit. The welcome center has a lot of brochures of the many places in Mobile that you... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to get info for the rest of your stay in Mobile. Excellent displays of early relics and history of the town and fort. Good free parking. Sad that the Mayor has withdrawn funding from the Visitor's Center too give it to the Convention Bureau. See it while you can, unless they find a deep pocket business to sponsor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Although it is a scale model and not the actual historic fort, it's a wonderful reproduction that is cool and clean and my neice and nephew can interact with. There's a lot of really great displays and good info about this city with such a long and varied history.

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Thank Kristeena B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great venue for learning about Mobiles past. Learn about the French Settlement of Mobile and how Mobile evolved. Also good place for receptions or outdoor parties.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This fort is an historic replica of the original fort that once stood in this location. They have a lot of artifacts and interesting information on the area.

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

So we had a half-day to spend sightseeing Mobile and didn't know in advance about the Fort Conde Museum. Glad we found it! It is right near downtown and the waterfront, and open for free admission. The fort itself is a one-third scale reproduction of the original historical fort and it is made into a history museum of Mobile's past... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We happened upon the welcome center while doing some exploring downtown. We took the time to walk through the fort & were pleasantly surprised. There were many great displays & we could've spent a lot more time examining things closely. The artifacts were clearly labeled & explained. Very educational. Great attraction for all ages.

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