Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile, AL

Where are we going?

Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government St
AL 36602

251 432 3324

What is there to do?

Did you think that Mardi Gras started in the great city of New Orleans? It IS the most famous celebration, but its not the birthplace of Mardi Gras - Mobile, Alabama is!

The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace!

Spend the day immersing yourselves in the rich history and traditions of carnival, and see first hand the intricate designs and artistry that went into the crowns, and scepters, and robes of the Mardi Grad monarchs!

Kid can marvel at the costume design and construction of the floats, and even see videos of actual parades and balls!

The pomp and pageantry of past coronations is also displayed within the Mobile Carnival Museum, and a historical pictorial gallery showcases photographs that date back to 1886!

There's hands-on fun as kids can climb aboard a rocking float and experience a behind the mask view of a street party!

So who knew there was SO much Mardi Gras history in Alabama, and next time you see people celebrating Mardi Gras all around the world, think about the Mobile Carnival Museum and go "I know where that originated!"

Kids - it's time to celebrate!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8

Children: $3 (Under 12 years)

Discount: $6.00 Military, Students w/ ID, AAA, AARP


Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible on 2 of the 3 levels.


When can we go?

9am - 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Only open select Thursdays, check online.

Closed Tuesdays, Sundays & major holidays


Any top tips?

Docent led Tours are offered at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm Self- Guided Tours via On-Cell at your leisure between 9am - 4 pm.

I’m Hungry!

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