Mobile, AL History Itinerary
As the oldest city in Alabama, Mobile has a rich history spanning centuries. French, Spanish, British, Creole, Catholic, Greek and African legacies have influenced everything from architecture to cuisine, creating a melting pot in the Port City.
Welcome to Mobile, the oldest city in Alabama! Unpack your bags and get ready to explore our rich past that spans centuries. The Battle House Renaissance Hotel, a top historic hotel in America for 2020, will be your home away from home.
It’s no secret that Mobile is home to some of the most beautiful homes in the south. Find out for yourself by visiting one (or all) of our charming downtown and midtown historic districts. You’ll experience the true heart and soul of Mobile. Prefer things a little more structured? Take a guided tour of one of the many historic antebellum homes in Mobile.
A historic Dauphin Street landmark for over 75 years, you can get your oysters “fried, stewed or nude" at Wintzell’s Oyster House. Fresh gulf seafood and their famous gumbo is the perfect way to start your stay! Located in one of Mobile’s historic districts, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club has been open since 1946. Recognized as the Best Burger in Alabama by USA Today, trust us—you’ll need to ask for extra napkins for this meal!
Relax, recharge and enjoy a glass of wine, or two, at Firehouse Wine Bar located in the historic Mobile Hook & Ladder Company No. 1, at the corner of Bienville Square.
WALK THROUGH HISTORY
No matter where you turn, history is right around the corner. Brush up on your trivia at the History Museum of Mobile, explore the battlegrounds of Colonial Fort Condé, or walk the streets of our historic downtown on a guided tour.
Most people claim “farm-to-table” — we claim “boat-to-table” and fresh, Gulf seafood is our specialty. Choose from a variety of options across the city!
CHEERS TO MOBILE
We have over 300 years of experience hosting guests like yourself in our city — we have the party thing down-pat! Stroll the historic LoDa (Lower Dauphin) District and explore the many nightlife options to enjoy a nightcap and raise a glass to Mobile!
TASTE OF THE PAST
A Mobile tradition since 1924, the Dew Drop Inn is Mobile’s oldest restaurant. You will not regret stopping by for a Dew Drop dog or chili burger.
Historic architectural tours, African American heritage trails, graveyard tours, Secret History Tours, and everything in between, it's a great way to learn about Mobile’s rich history! Whether by foot, bike, van, trolley, or scooter, we've got your sightseeing options covered.
AN OLD MOBILE EVENING
Taste your way through Mobile’s history with a Bienville Bites Food Tour. During your 3 hour experience, you will explore the food history of Mobile. Each of your stops will offer a different, unique dining experience.
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