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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Mobile IS the birthplace of Mardi Gras!

Many may think that Mardi Gras along the gulf coast originated in New Orleans, but you would be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
A must see for anyone going to Mobile

Most people don't know Mobile had the origional Mardi Gras. the musuem has everything from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Many may think that Mardi Gras along the gulf coast originated in New Orleans, but you would be wrong, it is Mobile, Alabama. This unique, historical museum is a must see. The costumes of days gone by, and today, the fun facts about Mardi Gras,...More

Thank Tidemom2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people don't know Mobile had the origional Mardi Gras. the musuem has everything from the first parade to currant day. The Costumes are fabulous and so decadant! You could take a guide tour or do it at your own pace, They also had a...More

Thank skyvixen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem was a great stop for my family and I the day before our cruise. The gowns and exhibits are gorgeous. The workers were pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. They were able to accommodate our group of 12 with ease.

Thank TayloredTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by this place just before they closed. I thought it was well worth it. There are 3 floors of garments, costumes, and stories to view along with it's history. I'd go back again with more time. If you like to learn more about the...More

Thank anthonydaniel
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The guided tour is so informative about Mobile's history as the first Mardi Gras, and the exhibits are breathtaking!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The museum does a great job of sharing the history of Mardi Gras royalty in Mobile. If you have not seen Mardi Gras before, you will be amazed by the costumes and the and all of the intricacies invested in them. If you are from...More

Thank CarlyBurruss
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Never knew the history of Mardi Gras until now. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, he even wrote a great book on history. It is a great tour for price. The staff was very friendly. This was a tour that I would recommend to anyone, made...More

Thank rickyk949
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Did you know that Mobile's Mardi Gras is older and most likely bigger than New Orlean - It is a fact! one of the many that we learned in this great museum for Mobile's Carnival. A week long with many balls, it Mobile makes sure...More

Thank samster396
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a nice museum in the downtown area. It charges $5 per person, $4 if you are in the AAA. The museum offers guided tours, though you can also tour via your smartphone. They have lots of fun memorabilia from the Mardi Gras parades...More

Thank Davigeta
Reviewed 24 October 2017

You can learn the real story behind Mardi Gras and how it got started. You will se Robes and Trains from Eras of Royal Families. This is very interesting.

Thank Virginia J
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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 gale b | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We went on saturday, July 25th and it was $5.00 for me and my daughter and only $2.00 for my granddaughter. This is very reasonable and worth the price. I think they said they just had the one price for adults.