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The church was established by a Protestant congregation who assembled in Mobile 3 years after Alabama gained statehood in 1819. Just outside the gate of a fort a small church building was erected in 1822. This became the place of worship for several people of Protestant denomination. People of all religions frequent this place and have appreciated its architectural beauty. Eleven glass stained windows adorn the alter. The windows are so colored, that when they reflect light off themselves they sparkle like jewels. The windows depicting Nicodemus Meeting Jesus by Night and Nathanael Greeting Jesus were are both signed by the artists. The atmosphere outside, surrounding the church, is calm & serene. The surroundings inside inspire an awe for God & Christ. Even the atheists bow their head in supplication when they are brought to the church. So go and enjoy spiritual bliss at this church.
Built-in 1857, the Southern Market/Old City Hall evolved to become the Museum of Mobile. Visit to observe the fine architecture and learn about this city’s rich history. Besides its vast collection of artifacts, what makes History Museum of Mobile unique is that it still continues to be the meeting place for the City Council - which has been their practice since 1858. The museum also offers a host of changing exhibition galleries, a practical Discovery Room, and a museum store.
Fort Conde was known by different names under the regime of different rulers, from being referred to as Fort Carlota by Spanish rulers, it was known as Fort Charlotte when Britishers and Americans took charge. It was rebuilt and inaugurated on the occasion of the nation's bicentennial. Tourists can tour the reconstructed fort and know more about its history and other trivia. This museum houses historic artifacts and exhibits from the colonial times and gives the visitors a glimpse of the early Mobile.
The Mobile Carnival Museum is located in downtown Mobile and was established in 2005. The museum attempts to show the history of the Mardi Gras or the carnival that has been taking place in Mobile from the past 300 years. The exhibits try to explain the evolution of the carnival from the ancient ages to the present day. A lot of exquisite things from the past celebrations of Mardi Gras have been put up at the museum for visitors. Apart from being a museum, the facility is also available on rentals for private events like parties, meetings or conferences.
For a nice, quiet time in a park without any fuss, head over to Cooper Riverside Park when you're in town. This scenic, riverfront park has concrete paths, plenty of grass, and most importantly, panoramic views of the river and the busy harbor. Watch the ships sail by as you enjoy the windy environs of this small park. On the opposite end, the tall, downtown region of Mobile takes the stage, which is equally fascinating to admire. The park also plays host to a plethora of local events.
Located in the former home of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 6., if you are interested in fire stations and the history of Mobile, the Phoenix Fire Museum is a must-see. Inside the brick firehouse you will get to feast your eyes on a plethora of fire vehicles - and not just modern ones, but ones that date back to the turn of the century. Upstairs, you can learn about the history of the Mobile fire department, going back to 1838.