Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Mobile


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers who are interested in history and architecture.

Friendly: No.
There are some steps with railings and the pace will be brisk unless you request otherwise in which case we will not get to as many sites.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Mardi Gras, Old Architecture, Churches, Parks, and More!

We will begin at your hotel if you are staying in downtown Mobile. Otherwise we will meet at the Mobile Carnival Museum at 355 Government St. We will visit two historic churches, one a minor basilica, the other housing the finest collection of antique stain glass in the nation. We will also walk through historic parks such as Bienville Square and Spanish Plaza. Many significant historic buildings will be discussed. In addition I'll give you a personal tour of the Mobile Carnival Museum, after all Mobile IS the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at your downtown Mobile Hotel or at the Mobile Carnival Museum parking lot at 355 Government St.

End location: We will end at your downtown Mobile hotel or at the Mobile Carnival Museum parking lot at 355 Government St.

Duration: 3 hours


If this 3hr walking tour is too long for you it can be shortened but the cost is still the same. There are restrooms along the way.

What’s Included

Bring water. If tour is in June, July, August, and September plan on hot and humid weather. Bring an umbrella. Due to my membership I can get 2 people into the Carnival Museum at no charge, after that it's $5. per person. The Museum is open only Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. from 9am - 4 pm.


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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fantastic gentleman who brought the city of Mobile to life for us. A leisurely stroll through the city that began Mardi Gras in the United States, gave us new insights to the rhythm and soul a classic southern American city. The highlight by far is Craig's tour through the Mardi Gras Museum ... the dozens and dozens of costumes and the stories behind the families who host the parties where they were unvailed were truly unbelievable. Great suggestions on where to eat and get a real feel for the town
Dennis Severance

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