Mobile Alabama home of America's oldest Mardi Gras celebration

Apr 17, 2017

Mobile, Alabama's Carnival Museum
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Mobile, Alabama celebrated its first Mardi Gras carnival back in 1703, years before New Orleans. Today the two-week annual affair generates more than 12,000 year round jobs supporting the Carnival, from hair dressers to float builders. Carnival is such a big deal, it's a State and local holiday. Join Judi Gulledge, Executive Director of the Mobile Carnival Association at the Mobile Carnival Museum.

Gift shop at Mobile Carnival Museum
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Ornate hand embroidered trains on display at Mobile Alabama Carnival Museum
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