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History Museum of Mobile

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Address: 111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: +1 251-208-7569
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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History Museum

I did enjoy visiting this museum very much but it is definitely for History buffs. It's a wonderful museum full of Mobile's long history, under many flags, including French... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did enjoy visiting this museum very much but it is definitely for History buffs. It's a wonderful museum full of Mobile's long history, under many flags, including French, British, and Spanish. It was founded by the French in 1702, and some don't know but It was the home of the first Mardi Gras in 1935 even thou New Orelans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The History Museum is one of the best ways to learn about Mobiles Legacy. This museum is in the old city hall and convenient to downtown hotels. Exhibits change often so there is always something new on display.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the former City facilities in Mobile. It was a bit difficult to get into due to construction, but it was worth the effort. Parking was a bit of a problem but we soon found an inexpensive parking lot and walked just a block. The museum provides a really nice history of Mobile and is in a beautiful old... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum to get a feel for the history of the area and Mobile. There is parking just up the road. Its $10 to visit. The building itself reeks of history. The floors are polished marble with high windows. Lots and lots to see. We especially liked the civil war section and the info about the civil... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a reception here and checked out the exhibits as part of that. Some of the exhibits were predictable and nothing particularly engaging. But still a good overview history of the region, and an interesting building.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

From prehistoric natives, French, Spanish and English Settlers through modern times see interesting artifacts. The building itself is historical. Parking was free.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific museum with great displays. The miniature houses were so cool and our kids just moved to Mobile so it was great to have the background of the town. We took 2 hours and could have spent more time since the displays cover so much- carnival, the wars, ship building, oysters and early history. Very inexpensive and worthwhile.

1 Thank ceg51
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The museum is very well laid out and easy to navigate. There are lots of interesting displays and more being added all the time. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and get a first hand look at Mobile's history!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The time to painstakingly put these displays together is a true testament to the love of the citizens for their city

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This museum has a surprisingly diverse group of exhibits, all of which were very nicely done and interesting. It took me about two hours to get through all of it, though I'm sure you could breeze through in about an hour or stay for longer. I was particularly impressed by the Civil War portion, as well as the dollhouses. I... More 

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