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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.


Pete Renton

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Really sweet and knowledgeable guides made this little museum a wonderful experience. It's set out in a unique way - each room being authentically laid out in a different time, covering the various flags that have been raised over the city of Mobile. Little recipes of the times were handed out on the tour which was another original touch. If only all museums and old houses were cared for like this one.

Janie Chandler

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
We stumbled across this museum entirely by accident and highly recommend it. The tour guides were so excited and knowledgeable; and oh-so-sweet. We only had 60 minutes to spare so they pared down the 90 minute tour for us. Each room in the building focuses on a different era of American history. Beautifully and attentively furnished, and so interesting to learn about!

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.

Cathie Pollock

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Learned a lot on our tour.

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

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