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.
22 listings found.
355 Government St.
The museum highlights the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. See royal robes, crowns, scepters, costume design and float construction. Youth can become a costumed rider in the Little Mystics Den.
4850 Museum Dr.
The Mobile Museum of Art is the largest art museum along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Tampa. The museum hours are Tu.-Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Th. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
111 S. Royal St.
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, its collection boasts more than 90,000 artifacts related to Mobile history. See real pieces of history, a cannon from the Civil War raider ship CSS Alabama and a baseball signed by Mobile legend Henry “Hank” Aaron.
The museum features permanent exhibits that explore Mobile’s history from colonization to present, themed exhibits highlighting Mardi Gras, shipbuilding and daily life in Mobile Bay. It also features special exhibits that are rotated periodically.
65 Government St.
With more than 150 interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life IMAX films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, we aspire to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region.
244 W. 19th Ave.
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.
155 S. Water St
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.
24 N. Section St.
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.
125 E. Laurel Ave.
The model trains are in operation on Tu., Th. and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum hours are M - Sat from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
104 Theatre St.
What was once the site of Mobile’s first jail, now stands the “gateway to Mobile’s history.” This Federal-style home, built by Jonathon and Elizabeth Kirkbride in 1850, reflects Mobile’s history under five flags. It has two confederate parlors, American Federal dining room, British Commandant’s room, French sitting room and bedroom, two American bedrooms, and a Spanish wall garden of the late 18th century design. The museum is now owned, preserved and operated by the National Society of Colonial Dames.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-3:30pm
25521 Hwy. 98
We represent the grass roots of our society by providing a place for visitors to experience the heritage and share the ethnic and farming culture of Baldwin County. The museum was organized in April 1981 by a group of area residents in hopes of preserving artifacts, tools, machinery, etc. used by men and women who lived in Baldwin County before the turn of the century. We are located in Elberta.
• Free admission to museum and grounds
• Closed on Sunday-Tuesday
• Special tours available by appointment
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