Colonial Fort Condé

The History Museum of Mobile also operates Colonial Fort Condé located at 150 South Royal Street.

The original Fort Condé was built in 1723 by French explorers. Under various colonial powers, it went by different names, including Fort Louis, Fort Charlotte, and Fuerta Carlota. The extant remnants of the original fort, discovered during the construction of the Wallace Tunnel in 1966, may be seen in Mardi Gras Park, facing Church Street.  The replica fort was opened in 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration. About one-third of the Fort was reconstructed, and at a four-fifths scale.


Walk through the exhibits to see artifacts and recovered archaeological pieces of Mobile's colonial past. Or, tread atop the fort walls to see unmatched views of Mobile's skyline. Visitors can also enjoy a number of living history events held throughout the year. We will also have historical interpreters at Fort Condé Wednesday-Sunday, demonstrating aspects of daily life in colonial times, sharing about the lives and conditions that those early settlers lived under, and offering guided tours. We will also be providing classes in colonial arts, crafts, and trades, working with local craftsmen and organizations to develop historical learning classes structured to any skill level.


Admission to Fort Condé is included in your admission to the History Museum of Mobile. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Contact: k.williams@historymuseumofmobile or call 251-544-5480.


For school or group tour information, reach out to or 251-301-0270.


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