Step Back in Time at Local Museums in Mobile

Whether you're a native of the area or brand new, there is always something new to learn about Mobile. When you want to get out and discover a new, exciting place to enjoy, step back into history at any one of the great museums in Mobile. Best of all, they are all a quick drive from apartments near the University of South Alabama

Condé-Charlotte Museum

Learn all about local and national history at the Condé-Charlotte Museum. It chronicles Mobile's story under the French, English, Spanish, and during the Antebellum and Reconstruction eras. The building began its life in 1822 as a courthouse and jail and later was a residence. 

Today, visitors enjoy period rooms highlighting different time periods through gorgeous antiques and decorations. You can even check out a portion of the old jail floor along with cell doors. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Masks are required for entry.

Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum

Baseball legend Hammerin' Hank Aaron grew up in Mobile, along with his parents and siblings. The house that his father, Herbert, built in 1942 still stands today. What's more, Hank's mother, Estella, lived there until 2007. Following her death, the home was moved to the grounds of Hank Aaron Stadium.

The house, now restored to its original beauty, welcomes thousands of visitors a year. Some rooms, like the kitchen, are just as they would have been in 1942. Other areas of the house display memorabilia, stories, and historical items. As long as you bring your mask, you can visit Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free as a testament to Aaron’s dedication to the community.

Mobile Carnival Museum

Admire the fascinating and extravagant pageantry of carnival at the William & Emily Hearin Mobile Carnival Museum. Visitors can see everything from bejeweled crowns and costumes to masks and trophies. Step on to a rocking float for a great view and photo opportunity. Exhibits also include photographs from as far back as 1886.

Visit on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Masks are required.

For a fun and informative day out in Mobile, stop by one of these museums after enjoying brunch at a local café. Or check out our blog for great ways to explore the neighborhood. To discover what our Traditions at South University of South Alabama Housing has to offer, contact us today!

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