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 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
I will "step-on" your vehicle or we can rent a car to accommodate up to 5 people.
You will pay for tour vehicle whether your own or rented at your expense. Due to my membership I can get 4 persons into the Carnival Museum at no expense, after that it's $5. per person.
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.
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Not only was Craig a lot of fun to have as our guide he also showed how much he wanted us to enjoy his city by calling the night before to ask if we needed suggestions for dinner. Once we were on tour it was clear that he enjoyed showing us his home. It is one thing to have a lot of information on history, etc., it is another to be able to transmit that to strangers. Craig was the best.