HAPPY HOUR HISTORY TOURS

Tavern-Hopping Revelry and Some Serious History !
Wednesday - Friday    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Reserve tickets online at least one hour in advance! 

Reserve Your Spot  

THE BOOK !
(includes  self-guided tour)

TO SUBMIT HISTORIC PHOTOS:

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TOUR TICKETS ​​

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YThe spirit of levity, the love of fun and the indulgence of pleasures characterizes the Mobilians in an emulent degree. This spirit seems contagious, for standers appear to become infected...from the man of fifty to the boys of five, all alike enter into the frolicsome festivities. 

Cincinnati Daily Times, January 7, 1876

​THE BASICS:

When is Mardi Gras?

What does "Mardi Gras" mean? 

What is a tableau? 

What is a flambeau?

What is a Mystic Parade?

The First Mardi Gras: 
New Orleans or Mobile?

The Enchantment of Mobile's
Mystic Parades

Want more of Mobile's History ?

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Places to see

Things to do

and other
HISTORICAL RESOURCES 


THE SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR: 
Click on each site for information and resources. 

SITE 1
Begin your walking tour at the foot of Government Street on the Mobile River. 
For information about the history of this site,
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SITE 2 
To get to site 2, cross Water Street and walk one block to the west.
You will  be walking down Government Street toward Royal Street, the area once known as "Duncan Place." 
 is next on the Mardi Gras Trail,

Site 2 is the intersection of Government and Royal Streets. 
Click Here
to learn more

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As you walk north on Royal
 toward Conti Street
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for more information 

As you reach the corner of Royal and Dauphin Street,
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for more information 

continue north down Royal to the corner of St. Francis Street. 

SITE 3 
Royal ​ &  
St. Francis Streets. 

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for more information
 


 The history of mystic revelry is the history of Mobile,
the only place to 
celebrate real Creole culture and American innovation in one place.
 See southern history from a new perspective on the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail


 
To schedule a customized guided tour for your group,

send an email with requested time and date and the number of persons expected to attend to 

mardigrastrail@gmail.com

Any tour can be followed by a 45 minute presentation on the history of Mobile's Mardi Gras with refreshments

To request more information, email:
mardigrastrail@gmail.com
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Take a Guided Trolley Ride to Each Site on the Driving Tour

Bottomless Bubbly  Trolley Tour

​By appointment
any day of the week
$60/person

Includes tour of all Mardi Gras Trail locations with a stop for refreshments and on-board mimosas, champagne and Blood Marys 

Or request a special time and date for your group here




Creole Carnival and Cuisine Trolley Tour 
 
Enjoy Creole cuisine and while you learn more about the culture and carnivals of the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, from Mobile to New Orleans and Cozumel to Havana. ​​

$60 / person
Includes the guided tour along with complimentary cocktails on board the trolley,
and stops at local restaurants for samplings of regional creole cuisine. 


This 2 hour tour is available
   by appointment for groups of
15 or more.  

or email: 
mardigrastrail@gmail.com
 

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Historic Markers in the City of Mobile 
​Click Here 

Mobile Sites on the National Register of Historic Places 

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