Mobile Carnival Museum

Student Tour Information

Cultural & Historical

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of the carnival season and discover how Mobile became the birthplace of Mardi Gras.
  • Experience firsthand how it feels to ride a float.
  • See up-close the intricate designs and artistry of the royal robes, crowns and scepters.
  • Witness the pomp and pageantry of the coronation of the past Queens of Mardi Gras.
  • Tours are tailored to the age of the students and to a particular area of study upon request.
  • The Mobile Carnival Museum is located in the historic Bush Bernstein house and the mystical Den is the former carriage room of the house.


Cost: $3.00 for students and chaperones. 

  • No Charge for Teachers and Bus Drivers
  • Handicapped accessible: Yes 
  • Reservations: Required for all school tour groups
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: 355 Government Street (Downtown Mobile)


Available dates & times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Grades: Appropriate for K-12