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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


Cathie Pollock

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Was really interesting. My granddaughter loved seeing 'll the king and queen attire. Very worth visiting.

Aaron Brown

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Try to catch a tour which will be much mor informative. The museum was more interesting than expected. Most of the exhibits are about the insanely expensive robes, tiaras, etc of the parade elite over the years.

Elizabeth Angle

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Our family came here today while on vacation and we were blown away by all of the history and the beauty of the exhibits. Ms. Longworth was absolutely superb as our tour guide. We would recommend to anyone in the area!

Tori Bickford

Saturday, May 19, 2018
So much more detailed than I expected. Great information, displays and guide. Definitely recommend a visit to learn about the cultural importance of the Mobile carnivals!

Debra Bailey

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Interesting place showing the local history of the Kings and Queens selected each year. Amazing costumes abound.

Mobile Carnival Museum is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media