Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic landmark and an architectural masterpiece in Mobile. It was designed in 1833 by architect Claude Beroujon and exemplifies the Greek Revival style. Explore the cathedral to discover Doric order columns, ornate ceilings, a massive portico and church towers. The highlight is its stained-glass windows depicting Mary and Jesus's insignificant events from the Holy Bible. This building is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
This stunning 19th Century Greek Revival mansion is one of the most magnificent buildings in the city. The mansion was built by Judge John Bragg and sits in a picturesque garden. It is now a museum where you can see original period furniture and other antiques. Because of the stunning features and the well-preserved details of the building, it's a popular venue for private events and weddings.
The battleship USS Alabama is a war veteran of World War II. It survived 37 months of the war without any major casualties. Today, it serves as a war memorial. Open on all days except Christmas, the ship is a National Historic Landmark. You can take a self-guided tour inside the crew's quarters and engine rooms. All in all, the battleship is a novel way to relive the bravery of the soldiers of World War II.
GulfQuest is a pioneering maritime museum in the nation dedicated solely to the Gulf of Mexico. It boasts a strategic coastal location in Mobile Landing with a unique and apt ship-shaped architecture. The gulfs significant importance to the history, economy and culture of North America is exhibited in interactive displays, temporary exhibitions and visiting vessels. Some of the topics covered include marine life, trade navigation, shipwrecks and underwater archeology.
Enjoying panoramic views of the lake from its location in Langan Park is the Mobile Museum of Art. At 95,000 square feet (8825 square meters), there's a lot to see at this museum. Take a stroll through the outdoor sculpture garden or head inside to see rotating art exhibits. It also serves as a beautiful venue for private events, including weddings.
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.
Replacing an old colonial burial ground, the land on which Church Street Cemetery stands was acquired by the city of Mobile in 1820. Many important individuals have been laid to rest here, including James Roper, the builder of Oakleigh. The memorial park features stonework and cast iron fences from the colonial Gulf Coast era as well as New England remoulding styles.
Located south of the city center, Callaghan's Irish Social Club is an idyllic old world respite from the modern bars that have sprung up across the town. Apart from its traditional bar ambiance, what brings the crowd in is its selection of delicious burgers and great beers and its Sunday brunch. On select nights the bar even hosts bands for entertaining live music.
Located just minutes from downtown Mobile, the Oakleigh House is a complex of three historic antebellum homes built in the 1850s. Preserved and maintained by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society, the property now serves as a city landmark and offers a unique insight into life during the antebellum era in the South. Each of the three homes represent a different aspect of life during that era, the Greek revival mansion serves as the museum and showcases the opulent lifestyle of society families. The Cook's House, built as slave quarters, accurately depicts the home's poor living conditions and the Cox-Deasy home depicts the life of a poor brick mason and his large family. Tours offered at the complex begin on the hour and feature guides dressed in historically accurate clothing.