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Mobile Carnival Museum

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Address: 355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
Phone Number: +1 251-432-3324
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon 09:00 - 16:00
Wed 09:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

This museum documents Mobile's long affair with the winter carnival.

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I asked 4 locals if there were just one thing to see in Mobile what would it be, and all 4 said the Mardi Gras Museum. And what a fun time!! And the former Mardi Gras Princess in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I asked 4 locals if there were just one thing to see in Mobile what would it be, and all 4 said the Mardi Gras Museum. And what a fun time!! And the former Mardi Gras Princess in the gift shop was so helpful and just a joy to talk to. Great time.

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Thank pheinmiller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So to start off I was slightly curious, and don't really acknowledge the big deal on Mardis Gras, other than partying it out like crazy, and dressing up in festive colours. One day I will walk around in such fantastic costumes, but enough on that part! I really did enjoy this museum. The tour guide proved to be quite knowledgeable... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend and a great little visit if you're in the area. Admission was reasonable and a guide was very knowledgeable about history of Mobile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum to visit. It has wonderful costumes from past Mardi Gras Balls, and they are beautiful. This is a must see location, believe me this is one you will enjoy.

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Thank Ruth W
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very important museum. I always thought that carnival statred in New Orleans but they had parades in Mobile before New Orleans.

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Thank johnfranklin99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We were vacationing in Destin FL and took a day trip to Mobile. I had wanted to go to New Orleans, a 4 hour drive from Destin. I couldn't convince the rest of my party to make the drive. We went to Mobile instead. All I can say is WOW! This place was fabulous! New Orleans has its unique streets... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Absolutely fantastic place too visit, my partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff (Queen Sally) & the chap that took us on the tour were friendly interesting & so enthusiastic. Whole place was phenomenal, I/ we would recommend it.

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Thank Louise P
Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took my 6 yr old grandchild. He loves Mardi Gras. We chose not to do the real tour ( I would've loved to have heard all the history I didn't already know)! He was in awe of the robes crowns and acceptors! Everything was so up close and personal. The people who work there are so warm and totally "southern... More 

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

A trip to Mobile would not be complete without a trip to this place. The history of Mobile and the Mardi Gras are all here in this little house. The costumes are so amazing and beautiful and so worth seeing. You will understand Mobile and Mobile Society much better after a trip here. Grab some souvenirs to take home as... More 

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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

There is so much more to see than first meets the eye and the ladies conducting the tours are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject, that you need to allow 2 hours to complete. Had no intention of visiting this museum but so glad we did.

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