A walking or driving route that recreates the history of Mobile from the colonial period to the early twentieth century

and particularly the birth of America's Mardi Gras traditions. 

Discover the festive side of life during the steamboat era, learn about Creole culture and Guilded Age extravagance, mixed with the intrigue of secret societies, flambeaus and ballrooms. 


The self-guided tour is available online and soon in print! 
To schedule a small-group guided tour, click HERE
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MOBILE MARDI GRAS TRAIL MISSION  

TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN MOBILE'S HISTORY 

-To engage the public in Mobile’s social and cultural history by providing vibrant and compelling educational resources.

--To discover, organize and increase public access to historical
resources related to Mobile's mystic societies and parades. 

-- To provide a professional and easily accessible interpretation of Mobile's nineteenth and early twentieth century history. 

--To create and execute performances and events that stimulate awareness and appreciation for Mobile’s arts and culture. 

--To promote a cross-disciplinary approach to arts education

--To establish a forum around which cultural organizations can meet regularly to communicate more effectively, cooperate, collaborate and find ways to accelerate progress. 

-- To create and promote partnerships that encourage the collaboration of civic, corporate, private and non-profit entities.