City, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers who have an interest in history and architecture.
There are a few sites with steps and handrails.
Maximum travelers: 3
Antebellum Homes, Museums, Mardi Gras and More!
A 3 hour 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 311 years ago!
We will generally make a big circle traveling through the seven historic districts beginning downtown and ending downtown.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel if it is in downtown Mobile or will meet you at the Mobile Carnival Museum parking lot at 355 Government St.
End location: We can end at your hotel in downtown Mobile or the Mobile Carnival Museum parking lot at 355 Government St.
Duration: 3 hours
A town car and driver is included in price for up to 3 persons, driver and me.
Due to my membership I can get 3 persons into the Carnival Museum at no expense.
Should we go to lunch before or after your tour it will be at each person's expense and I will pay for my own.
I am a "step-on" guide. I can ride with you in your vehicle or we can arrange a rental car, van or mini-bus at your expense. Walking tours also available.