Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile Carnival Museum; (c) Soul Of America


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Shipping and fishing industries, lifeblood of the Mobile economy, have attracted a multitude of ethnic groups who learned to work together. As a result, Mobile’s racial divide was not as severe as other cities in the Deep South. That relative “getting along” also enriched Mobile Mardi Gras, which is 62 years older than New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations.

Since the founding of the city in the 1700s, Mobile imported a significant share of the 400,000 enslaved Africans brought to America. As a major port on the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile has … More

Cultural Sites
National African-American Archives Museum at Davis Avenue Public Library, Bishop State Black History Museum, and now the Hank Aaron Stadium Museum … More

Historic Sites
Since it’s founding, a century slave-holders met to trade slaves for commerce on this site. Though federal legislation officially ended the importation of slaves in 1808, there were flagrant violations of the law until 1860 … More

Places of Worship
Mobile has the oldest Black churches in the state, with four pre-dating the Civil War. Stone Street Baptist Church, State Street AME Church Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Big Zion AME Zion Church, Emmanuel AME Church come to mind … More

Known for its Seafood and Soul Food cuisine, the restaurant scene is accented with a number of family-owned establishments that will make your mouth water … More

Family Attractions
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center for interactive science exhibits and provide everyone an entertaining outing. But, Fort Conde Museum is the city’s best loved attraction … More

General Attractions
Given it’s maritime heritage, visitors should not be surprised to discover the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park as a big attraction. But you might be surprised to learn of … More

Trivia, Radio Stations & Famous Residents
The correct pronunciation of the city’s name is “Mo-beel”, per its French founders describing the Maubilla Indians. Eventually, the name became spelled “Mobile” and residents call themselves “Mobilians” … More

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