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Mobile - Mobile Carnival Museum

355 Government Street


The Mobile Carnival Museum opened in 2005 to rave reviews. The concept of a museum totally dedicated to Mardi Gras had been a goal of numerous native Mobilians for years. When the opportunity to lease the historic Bernstein-Bush house became available, the Mobile Carnival Association took the lead in securing the building lease and acquiring important and appropriate memorabilia and props. MCA coordinated a volunteer effort of historians, artists, lawyers, businessmen, architects, contractors, and seamstresses- just to name a few - who all gave of their time and talents to get the museum established. Families of monarchs donated royal robes, crowns and scepters. Members of local mystic organizations donated emblem costumes, favors, doubloons and such. The accumulation is beautifully displayed throughout the museum.

The museum offers 14 gallery rooms, a pictorial hallway, theater, den (social gathering area) and gift shop. In addition, the home is registered as a historic building and affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy detailed crown molding, pine floors and exquisite chandeliers


Darren Morten

Sunday, April 15, 2018
This place gives an interesting perspective on historical Mobile. The exhibits are enjoyable to see and read about. Take the time to stop by and check it out!

Victor Hills

Thursday, April 12, 2018
I visited Mobile Carnival Museum on our 6 day trip to Mobile. The museum is Closed on Tuesday & Sundays. The admission for Adults $5.00, Children(0-12) $2.00. The museum is wheelchair accessible on 2 of the 3 floors. Parking onsite is FREE. It takes about 1 hour to tour the museum. Cameras are allowed in the museum. The Moda! shuttle does stop near by. We stayed at the Holiday Inn and it was next door to the hotel. The staff was super friendly. The lady in the gift shop told us all about the build and how it used to be a funeral home.

Andrew Ouellet

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
If you go and tour guide Craig is available, take the tour! He was a well of knowlege and very entertaining. A lot of history and interesting facts! Took an appropriate amount of time and the price was worth the value returned!

darlene dodd

Friday, March 30, 2018
Very interesting place to learn so much about Mardi Gras and also a fun place to host an event.

Jeffrey Darby

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
This place has a wonderful history with elaborate costumes. The staff there is wonderful! We loved it!

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