Mobile: Carnival Museum Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Mobile: Carnival Museum Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

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Discover the Birthplace of Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum. Experience incredible artifacts and priceless pieces that tell the story of Carnival history in Mobile.

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  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of Carnival
  • See firsthand the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs
  • Discover the art of costume design and float construction
  • Browse a pictorial gallery historical photographs of dating back to 1886
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Discover both the regal and street party sides of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace, Mobile, Alabama. The Mother of Mystics, Mardi Gras is the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. Visit the Mobile Carnival Museum and learn the history of Fat Tuesday celebrations that started over 300 years ago at the Mobile Carnival Museum. Travel through 14 gallery rooms, a pictorial hallway, theater, and an interactive float area. See royal robes, crowns,  scepters donated by families of monarchs and emblem costumes, favors, doubloons donated by local mystic organizations. The restored mansion that houses the museum is registered as a historic building and provides you with the opportunity to enjoy detailed crown molding, pine floors, and exquisite chandeliers.
  • Mobile Carnival Museum entry
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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      Mobile Carnival Museum Complimentary parking is available at the on-site lot

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      • The museum is wheelchair accessible on 2 of the 3 levels
      • Lectures are offered at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:30 PM
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      There was a lot more inside this museum than we thought. Brought mother here while she was visiting from New York. My partner and I are residents of Mobile and have been wanting to visit the carnival museum for quite some time. We learned a lot of fun facts about Mobile Mardi Gras history and the different organizations, while being completely at the ornate detail and work that was put into not only the floats but the attire as well. Please don't pass this place up while you're in town. It is an integral part of Mobile's history and celebration culture.

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      July 11, 2021

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