Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Museums

History comes alive at Alabama Gulf Coast museums. Experience life as railroad worker, soldier, farmer and more when you spend a day exploring the area’s past at a museum.

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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
2081 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
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Climb the 177 steps up to the historic Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum for one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola. Feel the power of the Blue Angels as they zoom past you from the catwalk of the lighthouse or hunt for ghosts in the Keeper’s Quarters and discover why our lighthouse is one of America’s most haunted. Visit us today for a beautiful experience and learn about the interesting history of the lighthouse. More Info More Info
National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
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(800) 327-5002
The National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds. There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to stay all day! Admission is free! More Info More Info
Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of carnival. See firsthand the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs. Discover the art of costume design and float construction. View videos of parades and balls. Witness the pomp and pageantry of past coronations. Browse historical photographs dating back to 1886. Experience a behind the mask view of the street party by climbing aboard a rocking float, and become a costumed youth rider in the Little Mystics Den. More Info More Info
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Dr.
Mobile, AL 36608
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The Mobile Museum of Art is the largest art museum along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Tampa. We have a permanent collection of close to 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe that spans periods from classical antiquity to the present day. Take one of our adult art classes or bring your children to one of our art camps to get a more hands-on learning experience. Get your art on by viewing our special exhibits or permanent collection today. More Info More Info
History Museum of Mobile
111 S. Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602
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The History Museum of Mobile is a visual masterpiece that provides an unparalleled museum experience. Housed in the 1857 Southern Market/Old City Hall National Historic Landmark, our collection boasts more than 90,000 artifacts related to Mobile history. See items like a cannon from the CSS Alabama and a baseball signed by Mobile legend Henry “Hank” Aaron. We feature permanent exhibits that explore Mobile’s history, themed exhibits highlighting Mardi Gras, shipbuilding and daily life in Mobile Bay. We also feature special exhibits that are rotated periodically. More Info More Info
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX® Dome Theater
65 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36633
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(877) 625-4386
We have been voted one of Alabama’s top attractions several years in a row, and we remain a unique destination for school groups and families alike. From the young to the young at heart, the Exploreum has something for all ages. With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, there is always something new to experience. We have perfected the art of making science fun and memorable! Have your next birthday party or event with us. More Info More Info
Gulf Shores Museum
244 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Fly through the eye of a hurricane with “Hurricane Hunters” and our interactive display. This local history museum tells the stories of this coastal town, its people, their lives and their livelihood. You can see a variety of permanent exhibits and special exhibits. Seasonal events and films as well as adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year. The museum’s home is a beach house that dates to before World War II and was originally located on West Beach. Admission is free. More Info More Info
GulfQuest-National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
155 S. Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
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With 90 interactive exhibits, simulators, theaters and displays, this museum specializes in providing hands-on experiences that inspire visitors to understand and appreciate the maritime heritage of the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf is a national treasure. Until now, no maritime museum has been established to celebrate the historical, economic and cultural significance of "America's Sea" and its coastal region. GulfQuest is the first museum dedicated to the Gulf Coast's rich maritime traditions – and one of the only interactive maritime museums in the country. More Info More Info
Fairhope Museum of History
24 N. Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
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We are located in the heart of downtown in Fairhope’s 1928 Spanish Mission-style city hall building. The museum includes the original jail, mayor’s office, town council chamber and fire station outfitted with an original 1935 firetruck. We are home to a collection of artifacts from Fairhope’s unique past, preserving them for future generations and educating through exhibitions and programming about “all things Fairhope.” Come learn about our Single Tax District, the Jubilee phenomenon of the Eastern Shore and all that makes this city unique. More Info More Info
City of Foley Museum Archives and Model Train Exhibit
125 E. Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
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Our museum is located in the Louisville and Nashville railroad station that was built in the City of Foley in 1909. Here you can catch a glimpse of the city’s history as well as the history of Baldwin County. The railroad played a major role in the prosperity of the area. Model trains are in operation on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-2pm. The museum hours are M - Sat from 10am-3pm. Volunteers are always needed to run the Event Train. Call if interested. More Info More Info

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