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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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You must put this place on your list of things to do in Mobile. Not a large building, but packed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Painful reality

We visited in April. I debated reviewing all of this time. Alabama is my home but I now live in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherry B
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You must put this place on your list of things to do in Mobile. Not a large building, but packed with history, flamboyant costumes and float memorabilia. You have a guided tour then afterwards you can look around by yourself and take as many photos...More

Thank Mufti
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in April. I debated reviewing all of this time. Alabama is my home but I now live in southeast Florida. The museum was great. We loved it. The docent,not so much. She was a warm, older, genteel Alabama lady who knew her stuff...but...More

3  Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to learn Mobile was the birthplace of Mardi Gras! The pageantry, history and regalia was most impressive, but what made the whole visit was the docent. He was such a hoot and even wrote a book about it! Thank you for the entertainment 😉.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bridal shower here . It was wonderful . The people that worked it were very helpful and only wanted to make us happy . Everyone had a wonderful time . The tour was grand and very interesting. Would have another party there...More

Thank Patt D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour and spectacular trains, costumes, etc. Craig literally wrote the book on carnival in Mobile and gives and excellent tour. In return for all the fabulous information he imparts he does insist on your attention and a lack of distractions. Be prepared to pay...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you know that the first Mardi Gras was in Mobile and not New Orleans? I didn't until I visited this well done little Museum. It has a mock up of an actual parade float and costumes to try on. Lots of history and rooms...More

Thank maryel998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum tells the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. the movie and costumes are well worth the visit

Thank easytraveler61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this place just looks like any other museum, but once inside, WOW! Unbelievable exhibits and pieces! We had Craig as our tour guide and he was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable on Mobile history and he was fun and interesting to listen...More

Thank biglbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best $5 you'll spend in Mobile! Craig and the other staff at the museum are AMAZING! We aren't from the area and had no idea this is where Mardi Gras originated. Soooooo much history and interesting things about the secret societies in...More

Thank megan04rn
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We only thought we knew a bit about Mobile Mardi Gras but was soon set to rights. This is a hands on, behind the scenes build up of explaining some of the traditions and work that goes into the occasion. The displays are unique but...More

Thank TNTravelertoo
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RoMondatony E
22 January 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
13 October 2016|
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
20 September 2015|
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Response from Ladeelawyer | Reviewed this property |
I did not remember how much we paid, but I see someone has answered that. My grandkids ages 9 and 11 liked it. Be sure to buy some Moon Pies. they were great - wish i had bought several boxes! Hope you have fun.