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Mobile - Conde-Charlotte Museum House

104 Theatre Street

The mission of the Conde'-Charlotte Museum House is to preserve the historic structure and its collections and to educate the public by interpreting the history of the site and the French, Spanish, English, American and Confederate periods in Mobile.


The Conde-Charlotte Museum House, also known as the House of Five Flags, is located on Theatre Street adjacent to Fort Conde. It is beautifully furnished with period antiques depicting Mobile’s history under five flags: French, English, Spanish, American and Confederate. Visitors of the house and garden get a unique overview of the history of the Mobile area.

The French ruled the Mobile area from 1711-1763; the British from 1763-1780; and the Spanish from 1780-1812. The area became American in 1813 which continued until the beginning of the Civil War in1861when the area was part of the Confederacy.

The house, built by Jonathan and Elizabeth Kirkbride in 1850, was built on the site of an old jail, which dates back to 1822. A two-foot thick brick floor and doors from the jail remain on the site.

The Conde Charlotte House has been furnished to include a French sitting room and bedroom, a British "commandant`s room" and walled Spanish garden of late 18th century design. Also in the House Museum, you will see an American Federal dining room, two 1850`s bedrooms, two Confederate parlors, plus a kitchen filled with 19th and 20th century equipment.

Using the house and collections as tools, trained guides offer an overview of the area`s history in an interesting 45 minute tour. The variety and authenticity of the furnishings and period antiques make this a charming museum.

Since 1957, the house has been owned, preserved, and operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Alabama.


Virginia Jackson

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Freda and Sister were very knowledgeable on the history in the house. Debbie and I enjoyed the tour. There is so much history there. This was once the jail in Mobile.

Jeremy Brewer

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
The Conde-Charlotte Museum is a very nice museum that does't take alot of time about an hour or two will let you cover the whole museum. There are a few kids activities that could be very fun

Laurel McLaughlin

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Great experience and lovely tour guide, Marie. Highly recommended.

Jessica Henson

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. The tour was great!

Michael Giles

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Enjoyed reading about the history of this Fort and it also has a neat escape room

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