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History Museum of Mobile

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Address: 111 South Royal Street, Southern Market/Old City Hall, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number:
+1 251-208-7569
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A really good museum

This has everything and is nearby many other visitor locations. You wo't be disappointed. Good parking, exhibits and IMAX theater.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Larry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has everything and is nearby many other visitor locations. You wo't be disappointed. Good parking, exhibits and IMAX theater.

Thank Larry S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Carnival cruise was delayed leaving a day and we needed to find something to do. My daughter and I are both very interested in all kinds of history so we wandered in here. We happened to mention that we were leaving on a Carnival cruise and the very friendly woman at the front desk said we could get in... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in the area, here, the bldg., a relic in its own right, houses both the Visitor's Ctr., and the history of the area. There is enough to satisfy your curiosity. In the event you are in the area, spend a little time here.

Thank Shooster365
Mobile, Al
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent museum with lots of interesting things to see. Allow about 2 hours ... and look for the Napoleon Death Mask that is tucked away upstairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Not being from the area, i wanted to get a good feel for the history of the area. Oh my gosh, the museum of mobile was amazing. I highly recommend keeping an open mind & stopping by. Do some reading & walk through the museum and allow yourself to be drawn to the the topics that interest you.

Thank robogal
LaGrange, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum and a great way to learn about the history of Mobile. It is entertaining for both adults and pre-teens. Recommended for all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I did enjoy visiting this museum very much but it is definitely for History buffs. It's a wonderful museum full of Mobile's long history, under many flags, including French, British, and Spanish. It was founded by the French in 1702, and some don't know but It was the home of the first Mardi Gras in 1935 even thou New Orelans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The History Museum is one of the best ways to learn about Mobiles Legacy. This museum is in the old city hall and convenient to downtown hotels. Exhibits change often so there is always something new on display.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was the former City facilities in Mobile. It was a bit difficult to get into due to construction, but it was worth the effort. Parking was a bit of a problem but we soon found an inexpensive parking lot and walked just a block. The museum provides a really nice history of Mobile and is in a beautiful old... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a great museum to get a feel for the history of the area and Mobile. There is parking just up the road. Its $10 to visit. The building itself reeks of history. The floors are polished marble with high windows. Lots and lots to see. We especially liked the civil war section and the info about the civil... More 

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