Current Exhibits

Holiday Joy: Toys from the 20th Century
Nov, 3rd 2023 - Dec, 31st 2023

A History of Mobile in 22 Objects
Oct, 30th 2020 - Dec, 31st 2024

Upcoming Exhibits

UPCOMING The Global Language of Headwear
Mar, 15th 2024 - Jun, 7th 2024

Upcoming Events

Colonial Christmas & Carriage Rides at Fort Conde - Dec. 9
December 09, 2023 4:00pm-8:00am

Join us for our award-winning Colonial Christmas at Fort Conde! Step back in time to celebrate the holidays with Colonial horse-drawn carriage

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Colonial Wreath Making Workshop - Dec. 9
December 09, 2023 10:00am-12:30pm

Join us for our award-winning Colonial Christmas at Fort Conde! Participants will make wreaths with natural, Colonial-inspired materials. Your cost

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Learning Lunch feat. Scott Wright - "Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser, Founder of Mobile Opera"
December 13, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm

The History Museum of Mobile’s October Learning Lunch program will take place at 12pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Scott Wright, General

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Make Your Own Telescope Workshop for Kids - Jan. 6
January 06, 2024 10:00am-12:00pm

Kids will go on a guided tour of the Hubble Space Telescope: New Views From the Universe exhibit, learn about the history and science of

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Free First Sunday
January 07, 2024 1:00pm-5:00pm

Visit any time from 1 - 5 p.m. and enjoy free admission into the History Museum of Mobile and Colonial Fort Conde.  Be advised that Free

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The History Museum of Mobile is where Mobile’s story begins! Four sites - the History Museum of Mobile, Clotilda: The Exhibition at the Africatown Heritage House, Colonial Fort Condé, and the Phoenix Fire Museum - bring Mobile’s past to life for tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Start your visit at the History Museum of Mobile, where over 20,000 square feet of exhibit space interpret Mobile’s history from pre-Colonial contact to the modern Port City. Don’t miss the new children’s discovery room, where families can explore a French ship, play real African drums, try on colonial clothing, practice basket weaving, and more! Special exhibitions are always changing, so be sure to check the schedule. Your admission also covers Colonial Fort Condé, a partial reconstruction of the 1723 fort built when the French founded Mobile. And don’t miss the Phoenix Fire Museum, where horse-drawn steam engines and antique ladder trucks bring to life Mobile’s proud history of volunteer firefighting.

In March of 2020, the History Museum of Mobile announced a partnership with the Mobile County Commission, the City of Mobile, the Alabama Historical Commission, and community leaders in Africatown to create a landmark exhibition at the under-construction Africatown Heritage House. Clotilda: The Exhibition tells the story of the people aboard the last slave ship to the United States. The pieces of the Clotilda that have been recovered from the shipwreck are on display in the exhibition, on loan from the Alabama Historical Commission. The exhibition was curated, developed, and designed in conjunction with the local community and the wider descendent community, and in consultation with experts around the country. History Museum of Mobile operates Africatown Heritage House as a fourth museum site.

The History Museum of Mobile is the six-time recipient of the “Best Museum” Nappie, Mobile Bay’s people’s choice award. In 2021, the museum received two awards for innovative programming: the Main Street Mobile’s Chairman’s Certificate and Visit Mobile’s MOBie. The History Museum of Mobile is proud to co-host the 2024 American Association of State and Local History conference. For more information and museum updates, subscribe to our newsletter.