Visit the 3 Most Popular History Museums in Mobile, AL

If you want to immerse yourself in Alabama’s past, then check out our favorite history museums in Mobile. All located within historic homes, these three museums teach visitors about some of the city's most notable residents. Read on to explore the top museums around our apartments near the University of South Alabama:

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

Built in 1855, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion was once the home of Judge John Bragg. He built it for his family to use during Mobile's social season. However, these days, the home is now open to the public as a museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion, with its chandeliers and fine antiques, provides a "rare glimpse of life in the Old South." You can sign up for guided tours, which run Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Historic Oakleigh 

Historic Oakleigh, built in 1833, is one of the most popular attractions in Mobile. Indeed, the museum's decorative and fine arts collections draw locals and tourists alike. So, if you're interested in viewing an impressive selection of regional artifacts, then this is the place for you. The museum offers tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Richards-DAR House Museum 

Built in the 1860s, the Richards-DAR House is one of the city's most treasured landmarks. This Italianate townhouse was once the home of Captain Charles Richards. It remained in the family until 1946 when they sold it to a cement company. Today, the home still features period furnishings, including Bohemian glass lights, as well as Carrara marble mantels. You can visit RDH Friday through Monday.

After checking out one of these museums in Mobile, you can head to an Asian fusion restaurant for a delicious meal. To learn more about Traditions at South, please contact us. Our leasing team would love to take you on a tour, so you can see all of the luxury amenities that await.

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