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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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile, AL 36602
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(800) 426-4929
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From the WWII Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park. More Info More Info
355 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36602
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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. More Info More Info
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. The museum hours are Tu.-Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Th. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. More Info More Info
History Museum of Mobile
111 S. Royal St.
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, 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. More Info More Info
65 Government St.
Mobile, AL 36633
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(877) 625-4386
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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. 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. Permanent exhibits, special exhibits, films and both adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year. More Info More Info
GulfQuest-National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
155 S. Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
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This museum specializes in providing hands-on experiences that inspire visitors to understand and appreciate the maritime heritage of the Gulf of Mexico. More Info More Info
Fairhope Museum of History
24 N. Section St.
Fairhope, AL 36532
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Located in Fairhope's 1928 Spanish Mission-style City Hall, the museum includes the original jail, mayor’s office, town council chamber, and fire station outfitted with an original 1935 firetruck. Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tu.-Sat. More Info More Info
125 E. Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
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The model trains are in operation on Tu., Th. and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum hours are M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More Info More Info
Conde Charlotte Museum
104 Theatre St.
Mobile, AL 36602
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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 More Info More Info

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