Of all the ways to explore Mobile during your visit, nothing beats a free walking tour in our beautiful downtown. Our team at Visit Mobile has put together four free walking tours every Saturday in April! From visiting historic landmarks, learning about our rich African American culture, to gazing at our beautiful architecture and discovering the true founders of America’s original Mardi Gras, you’re sure to enjoy one, or all, of these walking tours.
Take a look at what you will learn about:
April 3 — African American History in Mobile, Alabama with Eric Finley
While touring downtown Mobile, you’ll explore many locations significant to Mobile’s African American history. Local tour guide, Eric Finley, will take you through the sacrifice, resilience and successes of Mobile’s African American community.
April 10 — Architecture of Mobile with Cart Blackwell
Mobile is said to be one of the Gulf Coast’s greatest cultural centers with many historic buildings still standing. Cart Blackwell, a local historian, will show off Mobile’s 300 years of historic architectural gems in the heart of downtown Mobile.
April 11 — Downtown Mobile Revitalization with Devereaux Bemis
They say the heart of any city is its downtown and ours beats loudly. Live music, markets in the park, al fresco dining, monthly art walk and so much more make the streets come alive in the evenings and on the weekends. Hear from Devereaux Bemis about the city’s revitalization efforts.
April 17 — America’s Original Mardi Gras with Craig Roberts
Dating back to the early 1700s, Mobile has long been celebrating Mardi Gras. Revived in the 1800’s by Mobile’s own, Joe Cain, we like to say Mardi Gras is in our DNA. Local Historian, L. Craig Roberts, will explore the captivating and charismatic history of Mardi Gras in the Port City.
The tours will begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday departing from Visit Mobile’s Welcome Center (located inside the History Museum of Mobile) in Downtown Mobile. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251.208.2011.