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Mardi Gras is more than just a holiday in the South—it’s an entire season that runs from November through Ash Wednesday. It’s a way of life, and it’s something folks look

Fat Tuesday takes on a life of its own in Mobile, Alabama—the birthplace of the modern-day Carnival celebration.

Dragon Mardi Gras float at night

Downtown Mobile hosts more than 40 parades in the weeks preceding the holiday.

Where is Mardi Gras celebrated outside of New Orleans?

You don't have to go to the Big Easy to experience all the fun. Here are four other U.S. cities that celebrate Mardi Gras in style.

Mardi Gras in

Historic Hotels of America® offers travelers memorable ways to experience holiday traditions, many dating back decades, if not centuries. Gingerbread houses are a German creation, perhaps inspired by

Museums, galleries, and national parks are the hallmark of any good vacation, and some remarkable options are sprinkled all across the south. From the Louisville Slugger Museum honoring America’s

At the Africatown Heritage House in Mobile, Alabama, a new exhibition tells fresh stories about the African American experience.

In the summer of 1860, America’s last known slave ship smuggled 110

On July 8, 1860, shipbuilder William Foster brought 110 men, women, and children stolen from West Africa into Mobile Bay, in Alabama, more than 50 years after slavery was abolished in America.

Tickets to Site That Shares the Stories of the 110 Survivors of the Last American Slave Ship Now Available “Clotilda: The Exhibition” Will Open at Africatown Heritage House on July 8 Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama (May 31, 2023) — Africatown Heritage House, the site that will be home to “Clotilda: The Exhibition” and share the long-untold story of the last known slave ship to arrive in the

History Is Reimagined in Mobile

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 11:00 AM by VISIT MOBILE

Mobile, Alabama (April 18, 2023) – With more than 300 years of history under its belt, Alabama’s First City has no shortage of architectural assets that tell the tale of its storied past. While many