Unique Mobile Tours
The fact that Mobile is the oldest city in Alabama is reason enough to expect to find an incredibly rich history here. To be sure, those pivotal moments that involved specific people and places have been appropriately preserved in various venues and places in and around the city. But to get an even more vivid picture of what happened and how those events remain significant, take one of these highly educational and entertaining tours to find out the stories behind the history!
The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion
stands as a reminder of Mobile's connection to its deeply-rooted history. This structure was built by Judge John Bragg in 1855 and it still retains its original beauty thanks to the meticulous preservation of its 19th-century Classical Revival architecture. This is by far one of the most popular attractions in Mobile as it draws several visitors who take countless pictures from every conceivable angle. When you go on the tour of the interior, you will see an amazing array of antiques and furnishings that are all arranged to represent the mansion's original look.
Address: 1906 Springhill Ave, Mobile, AL 36607 - MAP
Phone: (251) 478-3800
In addition to being a helpful starting point for visitors, the Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center
is an historic attraction in and of itself. The structure is a replica of an early 18th-century French fort and the guides are dressed up in costumes that evoke that historical period as they lead you along on your tour. See working reproductions of period weapons like cannons and muskets as well as other artifacts that were discovered on this site when Fort Conde was being constructed in the 1970s.
Address: 150 South Royal Street at Church Street, Mobile, AL 36602 - MAP
Phone: (251) 208-7569
Instead of seeing the sights like everyone else, set yourself apart as you become airborne for an unforgettable ride with the pros at Mobile Helicopter Charters
. See Mobile from the utterly amazing heights on a helicopter as it glides through the Alabama skies to offer you the opportunity of a highly unique adventure. Don't forget your camera as you will be flying above the area's picturesque landscape and surrounding countryside. Also, you can customize your tour to see specific sections of town from the comfort of your propeller-propelled aircraft.
Phone: (877) 338-8814
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta
is a National Landmark. To experience the delta in a truly memorable way, take a highly adventurous tour with the Delta Airboat Express. This fun airboat ride is also highly educational. Learn about the wildlife and natural beauty of the delta as you see it first-hand while gliding through the waters on a state-of-the-art airboat, piloted by a highly experienced and informative guide.
Address: 3733 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 - MAP
Phone: (251) 370-7089
Gain a new-found insight to what life was like in Mobile in the 19th century when you take a tour of the magnificent Oakleigh Historic House
. Your tour guide will masterfully connect the history and events that took place in and around this house to the ones that went on to shape Mobile and eventually the rest of the United States. The Oakleigh Historic House is operated by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, an organization that works hard to preserve tangible links to the past for the benefit of the present and future generations.
Address: 300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL 36604 - MAP
Phone: (251) 432-1281
You can't be in Mobile and not be aware of its aquatic amenities. The Mobile River and its flow into the Gulf of Mexico makes fishing more than a sport here–it is a way of life. To get a better idea of how it feels to reel in the big one, let the professionals from Captain Mike Thierry's Deep Sea Fishing
guide you through a memorable excursion. They provide the poles, tackle, and gear you'll need – and they bring along plenty of refreshments to make your angling experience the best catch of the day!
Address: Dauphin Island Marina, Dauphin Island, AL 36528 - MAP
Phone: (251) 861-5302