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Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: 150 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602
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+1 251-208-7304
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful attraction and visitor centre

The great volunteers here were fabulous. They treated us almost as family! The Fort is really interesting and it was great to see its very varied history. We only found it as it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffr22
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Beenleigh, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real fort within walking distance of port. Watch a re-enactment of guards shooting guns. Watch a historical movie. Many exhibits and beautiful historical photos.

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Beenleigh, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The great volunteers here were fabulous. They treated us almost as family! The Fort is really interesting and it was great to see its very varied history. We only found it as it was the pick up point for a City Tour. Thanks, it was great.

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Thank Jeffr22
Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son & I stopped in here one afternoon - and they were near closing (early too like 4ish) and she couldn't be bothered by me asking about the tour bus/ trolley - but, had time to chit chat with other (worker?) person who came in after we did.... There needs to be someone here to explain what this Fort... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in January 2017 and it was open. This little gem is free and close to the cruise port. We parked downtown nearby and enjoyed strolling through this free (did I mention free?) museum. It was interesting to read the history of this site and of Mobile. There was a separate building that I thought was just decoration but... More 

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Thank Vanessa H
Huntsville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stumbled onto this place while sightseeing near the cruise ship dock. The gate was open, so I wandered in. There was no admission charge. Apparently this is a totally private venture - a 4/5 scale reproduction of 1/3 of the original fort funded and built with private funds. So, there are no park rangers or tour guides on-hand. It's... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

One side with the museum is open but the other building is closed for painting. And there was no one there - like no staff. Not sure how it will be in a year or two because I heard the city has leased it to the duck tour company. We shall see.

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Thank dchorton
Wetumpka, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Since this was around the corner from the hotel we decided to walk over. There's not much to the grounds but the museum gives you great info on the development of the area. Very informative but shouldn't take no more then an hour to get through. Parking was very convenient across the street and was free.

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Thank Preston F
Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We've been here before, many years ago. We were looking for the Welcome Center. We never found it. Did tour the museum. Well done. Parking stinks, I don't know who was in the parking lot, but they weren't in the museum. Museum would probably be a five star, but the other experiences overshadowed it.

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Thank KWhyte1
Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We parked on Church St in front of the cathedral and took advantage of the free parking there. The museum is laid out well, within reproduced fort walls, and gives a chronological history of Mobile, but leaves out the present for the most part.

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Thank tonydimarzio
Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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