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Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-2315
+1 251-432-3324
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Eye-Popping Displays

Room after room filled with displays. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, which began in... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Janet G
Interesting history of Mardi Gras.

Interesting history lesson about the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. We had an informative guide... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Amy W
Arnold, Missouri, United States
via mobile
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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 31 March 2017

Room after room filled with displays. Learn about the history of Mardi Gras, which began in Mobile. Superbly curated and presented.Great giftshop too

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting history lesson about the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile. We had an informative guide who explained the rich history and customs of Mardi Gras. We loved looking at the beautiful costumes!

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a small regional museum. Lot of memorabilia and tour guides have a wealth of knowledge.

Thank Biker2011
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Most don't realize it, but, the first Mardi Gras WAS actually held in Mobile, not New Orleans-----therefore, Mobile is truly the "birthplace" of Mardi Gras as it is known in the USA. This museum has numerous historical items and displays relative to the Mardi Gras...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The museum guide gave us an informative and entertaining tour of the museum. There were lots of fun insights in to Mobile's Mardi Gras. If you do any sewing at all, the costumes will amaze you. They will amaze you even if you don't sew.

Thank Ksndra2
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Frienly informative staff. Good history of carnival and it's place in Mobile's society and history. The tour was very informative and the guide was very patient and answered questions. Kid frendly but lots of stairs.

Thank ldhoward20
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent about a little over an hour with our animated guide - Craig Roberts. He told us all about the costumes, float replicas, over fourteen galleries, several videos, and the children's dress up area.

Thank MSO70
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Mobile Carnival Museum has an extensive collection of the elaborate customs wore by the kings and queens of Mardi Gras in Mobile AL. Interesting to visit.

Thank William P
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

That it was something different. It was a neat place to visit a lot of stuff to see. Had a good time

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We spent a lovely afternoon learning about the history of Mobile Mardi Gras. Beautiful outfits worn by past queens and kings. Much more formal than beads and floats.

Thank fosandnsea
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RoMondatony E
21 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
12 October 2016|
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Response from georgiagirl777 | Reviewed this property |
yes, my sister was in a wheel chair.
19 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.