Antebellum Homes, Museums, Mardi Gras and More! with a Private Guide
A 3 hour private tour featuring architectural highlights of one of America's oldest cities. Visit two of the oldest churches in the South: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, actually proclaimed a Minor Basilica by Rome of which there are only 64 on Earth and Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral which houses the finest collection of antique stained glass windows in the nation. See 600 square blocks of historic districts containing over 6000 listings on the National Register of Historic Places including 5 antebellum museum homes you may choose to visit later. Opening times and weather permitting we will visit the cities oldest graveyard and Joseph Stillwell Cain's grave, usually covered in Mardi Gras beads and doubloons. He revived Mardi Gras after the War of Northern Aggression! Also, time permitting, we will visit the only Carnival Museum in the country where you'll learn all about Mardi Gras which had its American beginnings in Mobile 314 years ago!
We will generally make a big circle traveling through the seven historic districts beginning downtown and ending downtown.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Mobile Carnival Museum Parking lot at 355 Government St.
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Mobile Carnival Museum Parking lot at 355 Government St.
Duration: 3 hours
your auto or mine
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
I am a "step-on" guide. I can ride with you in your vehicle or mine or we can arrange a rental car, van or mini-bus at your expense. Walking tours also available.
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You should not visit Mobile for the first time without using a tour guide... and Craig was fantastic! His knowledge and enthusiasm for his home city makes the visit really special. He was right on time picking me up in his vehicle and we toured the city as he drove to all the interesting historic and cultural sights. Wow, what a neat place!! I give him a Five Star rating based on his complete knowledge and great personality. I would book his tour again, it was that good.