Story and Mission
he History Museum of Mobile is where Mobile’s story
begins. Over 117,000 objects weave together the rich,
diverse, and often turbulent histories of Mobile and the
surrounding area, from the prehistoric past to the present.
Located in the heart of downtown, the History Museum is
in the Old City Hall - Southern Market building at 111 South
Royal Street in downtown Mobile. See real pieces of history,
like an actual cannon from the Civil War raider ship CSS
Alabama, or a baseball signed by Mobile legend Henry
“Hank” Aaron. The museum also brings in traveling exhibits
from around the world as well as curates fascinating exhibits
from objects from its own collection.
The History Museum of Mobile also oversees the Phoenix
Fire Museum. The Phoenix Fire Museum is in the restored
home of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 6,
located at 203 South Claiborne Street in downtown
Mobile. This building houses turn-of-the-century horse-
drawn steam engines and early motorized vehicles.
The gallery on the Second Floor recounts the history
of the volunteer fire companies of Mobile from their
organization in 1838.
Do Some Good
If interested in Volunteering, call Scott Corcoran at
If interested in Donating, call 251-301-0274.
If in need of a special event or meeting rental, call
• Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World - January 10 - April 5, 2020
• A History of Mobile in 22 objects - April 24 - October 1, 2020
• The Art of War: From the Trenches of WWII - May 8 - July 6, 2020
• Following the Fenollosas: An Artistic Journey from Japan to Mobile
June 26 - September 20, 2020
• Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe
October 2, 2020 - January 4, 2021
Our Upcoming Events
• Colonial Day - March 27, 2020
• Explore Mobile - May 2020
• Night at the Museum - October 23, 2020
** Free Learning Lunch Program every
2nd Wednesday of the month
** Free admission to all visitors every
1st Sunday of the month
16 Get out and #DoSomeGood in 2020!
111 S. Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602