Conde-Charlotte Museum
Conde-Charlotte Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Conde-Charlotte Museum is the Gateway to Mobile’s History. Built in 1822, the museum house was Mobile's first jail. A portion of the jail foundation and jail doors can still be seen in the house. In 1849, the building was purchased by Jonathan Kirkbride and converted into his family residence. The Conde-Charlotte Museum is now furnished with period antiques reflecting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, Confederate and American. The variety and authenticity of the furnishings make the house a charming museum, with two confederate parlors, an American Federal dining room, a British Commandant’s room, a French sitting room and bedroom, and two American bedrooms. A walled Spanish garden of the late 18th century design and a kitchen filled with late 19th and early 20th century equipment complement the house.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Donna S
Sedona, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This home tour was a highlight of our trip. The house is beautiful and stunningly decorated. The guides did a wonderful job detailing information about the home's history. We thoroughly enjoyed it. So grateful that history like this is preserved and shared. Don't miss it if you're in Mobile, AL.
Written May 29, 2024
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ECH
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I loved my visit to the Conde-Charlotte Museum! I was welcomed at the door by a gracious docent, Lucille Badger, who was knowledgeable about the history of the house (and the area) and the beautiful antique furnishings. As she guided me through the rooms, and the kitchen and garden out back, she didn't seem to be delivering a memorized script as is often the case in museums and historic sites; instead, she invited my questions and paused whenever something caught my eye. She pointed out fascinating details about individual pieces of furniture, mirrors, light fixtures, etc., and marveled with me about the craftsmanship of the furniture makers. I was particularly impressed with how well-maintained, bright, and clean the museum is – there’s no dust on the furniture, the silver is polished, and even the candlewicks are trimmed. I can’t wait to return with visitors to Mobile!
Written April 6, 2024
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Brown-Eyed Girl me
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was a charming dive into each of the international influences in Mobile's history throughout its history. The docents have a lot of knowledge to share. This was well worth the time.
Written December 7, 2023
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Nicholas K
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Great if you are into historical furniture. We were not. Has 4 rooms each with select pieces from each of Mobile's periods (French, English, Spanish, Southern).
Written November 21, 2023
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Departure07657399221
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This little museum showcases over 300 years of history in Alabama and its settlements. Very knowledgeable guides!
Written July 10, 2023
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Indylady55
Indianapolis, IN37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
1780 built jail rebuilt into home around the Civil War, then changed many hands until became a museum of early to mid 18th century French and American furnishings. Very good collections and very informative docents. Would recommend
Written April 28, 2023
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Msol C
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
When you go to a large museum, and rush through reading panels, you really miss a lot. Going to the Conde-Charlotte Museum, upheld and stewarded by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), for a tour with Misses Marie and Kim made our day in Mobile memorable and brought Alabama and Mobile history alive.

Charming, they were visibly pleased that our family of 5, with 3 boys ranging in ages from 10-20, actually wanted to visit the house and had not confused it with Fort Conde (we'd already been). Their eyes lit up when we said "No, we are here to see the Conde House", and they were delighted to be able to give us a custom tour long enough but short enough to allow us to get to Oakleigh for their final tour that afternoon.

Miss Kim started us outside with the history and styles of the architecture of the house, the different occupations by imperial nations - Spanish, French, English, American- and then we were handed to Miss Marie who swept us through 2 periods, telling us great stories about the period, the antiques in the room and the people who passed through the house.

Miss Kim did the upstairs for the last 2 periods, with great stories and knowledge of the furniture, methods and materials of those times. She provided a delicious peek at the beautiful French-Spanish styled gardens out back, and the back end of the house, and its transformations during the ages.

Our boys were attentive, a testament to the beguiling stories and manner in which Misses Marie and Kim shared them, no small feat with our kids...We left feeling buoyed by their gracious manners, and enriched by our time with them.
Written March 8, 2023
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Footprints819948
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
What a charming museum. Excellent guides who gave a lot of interesting information. Well worth a visit.
Written March 4, 2023
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77shannona
San Antonio, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We really enjoyed hearing about the history of the house, from its first use as a jail for the nearby fort to its renovation to a house. Each room has furnishings used by the various people who settled in Mobile: Spanish, French, English, Confederate, Union. The two ladies who served as docents were delightful - entertaining and knowledgeable. They made hearing about history fun.
Written February 25, 2023
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M L Radcliffe
Mobile, AL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The museum is very interesting, the staff is wonderful & very welcoming. They discussed the history of the building & grounds, the various rooms as well as former occupants. The back kitchen is a must see as is the garden
Written January 21, 2023
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