Student rates (groups of 15 or more)

 $6.50 -- 45 minute tour

$7.50 -- 70 minute tour

1 teacher is free for each 15 students 
Bus drivers are also free

Our basic goal is for the students to have fun and learn a lot.

For teachers,the main goal is to enhance classroom learning, working with you to make the trip as useful as possible. 

When students leave they should: 

-- have a greater understanding of how Mobile's history fits into the big picture of American development

-- be better able to consider nineteenth and early twentieth-century American history from a social and cultural perspective 

-- be more aware of significant events in American history that happened in the places they see and experience every day.  

-- think more critically about how history is recorded and written

For Teachers:
The traditional Mardi Gras Trail tour covers the history of Mobile and its mystic parading tradition from the Colonial Period to World War II.

Most of the emphasis is on the years 1830 - 1900. but the discussion can be tweaked to emphasize and provide more detail from any time period you are studying at the time of your tour.

After you register, you will receive an email requesting more information about your students, your expectations and your goals for the trip. 

Our goal is to reinforce and enhance what you are teaching in the classroom. 

We are working toward curriculum guides for each level K - college and are seeking grants to have them completed along with a workshop for teachers in the Fall 2017.  

There is no charge for a pre- or post-visit but a small donation to the Historic Mobile Preservation Society is appreciated.

For more information about tours or classroom presentations for school groups or to make a reservation
please send an email with your requested day and time, grade and number of students

Schedule a Presentation ​​
for your group

to schedule an on-site 45 minute presentation for your class or organization on any of the following topics in Mobile's History.

History of the Roper and Irwin Families and their historic home, Oakleigh
Sites of the Mobile Mardi Gras Trail 
Yellow Fever Epidemic in Mobile 
Preserving the Oak Trees of Mobile 

​Origins of the American Mardi Gras 

Who wrote Mobile's historic myths that are still part of our popular culture? 

Presentations are FREE but a donation to the Historic Mobile Preservation Society is appreciated.