The Mobile Carnival Museum highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace - Mobile, Alabama. The museum features 14 galleries, video presentations, a pictorial hallway, and an interactive float area - all in a restored historic mansion. Experience Mobile's Mardi Gras - the Mother of Mystics, the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States at the Mobile Carnival Museum! A visit to Mobile isn't complete until you've toured this magical museum. Rental space available for special events. Visit our boutique, Toomey's Gift Shoppe, for great Mardi Gras treasures!