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Museums and Galleries

Learn about our area's history in local museums, or explore the world of art at a gallery. You can also vote for your favorites, by clicking on the orange "Vote" button.

American Museum of Sports

Sport Art Museum and Archives. Located on the campus of The United States Sports Academy, Highway 98 in Daphne. Sports Memorabilia and art from around the world. Dedicated to preserving the history, art, and literature of sports. Hours are 8am to 5pm. Admission is free. 

One Academy Dr., 
251-626-3303   Website

Baldwin County Heritage Museum
( 1 Vote )

Located in nearby Elberta, the Baldwin County Heritage Museum invites you to visit and learn about the men and women who worked to built this county. It is not a story filled with fancy artifacts, but instead it is told through simple tools and objects.

The expansive grounds cover five acres and the museum areas encompass 20,000-square feet. It's a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Normal Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Closed on all national and state holidays. Free Admission to museum & grounds. 

25521 Hwy 98, Elberta

251-986-8375   Website

Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

Congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves. The site was purchased in 1860 and the first buildings were a wooden shed and parsonage. The first ordination of a black minister by a black bishop in Alabama was held in the shed. The church was built in 1868. 

112 E. Bayou St., Mobile

Bragg Mitchell Mansion

Mobile's grandest antebellum mansion. Stately live oaks and a Greek-Italianate manor makes the Bragg Mitchell home a window through which we can glimpse the lifestyle of the Old South. The mansion features spacious rooms, large double parlors and fine oil paintings. Open Monday through Friday, 10am till 4pm. Sunday 1pm-4pm. Admission is charged. Listed in the National Register of Historical Places. 

1906 Springhill Ave., Mobile
251-471-6364   Website

Cathedral Square Gallery

Features a wide range of art from many different artists. Gallery hours are: Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (or by appointment) 

612 Dauphin St., Mobile
(251) 694-0278  

Eastern Shore Art Center
( 1 Vote )

Open 10am to 4pm Monday through Saturday. No charge. Near library and municipal complex. The site of monthly art shows, the center also hosts concerts and lectures as well as art classes. 

401 Oak Ave., 

( 3 Votes )

Voted Mobile’s #1 Family Attraction, the Exploreum is the area’s premier science museum. Two exhibit galleries, Hands on Hall and Minds on Hall, filled with more than 100 science exhibits. Experience seat-gripping thrills in the Gulf Coast’s Only IMAX® Dome Theater. Call for show times and changing programs. Admission Charged.

Location 1-10, Exit 26B!

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sun-Mon in Fall) Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Sunday: Noon-5:00p.m. (Closed Sun-Mon in fall) Closed Mardi Gras Day and Easter Sunday (subject to change)

Admission: EXHIBITS Adults: $8.75 seniors (+60) and youth (13-18): $7.50 Children: $7 IMAX Adults: $8.75 seniors and youth: $7.50 Children: $7 COMBINATION Adults: $13 seniors and youths: $12 Children: $10.75 

65 Government St., Mobile
1-888-625-4FUN - (205) 208-6873   Website

Fort Condé Museum

Located next to The Museum of Mobile, Fort Condé is a replica of the original 18th century French brick fort on that site. The present structure was built in celebration of America’s 1976 bicentennial. The historic section houses artifacts and exhibits related to the three colonial periods of Mobile history. Costumed guides lead tours, fire muskets and cannons, and take you back to the early days of Mobile’s beginnings. Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed select city holidays Free Admission 

111 S Royal St, Mobile
251-208-7569  Website

Gulf Shores Museum

Fun, Friendly and Free! The Gulf Shores Museum is a great way to take a break from soaking up rays. Here you can "absorb" some fascinating information about our local area. Located across the street from the Gulf Shores Public Library, the museum is an easy stop.

Check out the permanent exhibits.

Portrait of a Fishing Village - Created by residents of the Lagoon Village, this exhibit tells of the families who settled the area along the north side of Little Lagoon during the 19th Century.

Drawing a Line in the Sand - A commemorative exhibit created as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the City of Gulf Shores in 2007.

Hurricanes: What you Need to Know - Guests to the museum can learn about hurricanes, where they originate, the devastation they create, and how a community rebuilds following a hurricane.

Hours of Operation Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Closed Major Holidays

244 West 19th Ave., Gulf Shores
251-968-1473   Website

Holmes Medical Museum

A collection of medical instruments from 1900-1960, and a view of medical progress during that period. The museum is located at the site of the former medical practice of Dr. W.C. Holmes, one of the original physicians in Baldwin County, which opened in Foley in 1916. Open 10am. to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. 

111 W. Laurel St., Foley  

Museum of Mobile

Find your place in history at the Museum of Mobile. Interactive exhibits, guided tours, educational programs, superb shopping. Behind the scenes tours of museum operations available, special tours of the history and architecture of the building, reference library available, auditorium for special events, conservation workshops, educational programs for children and adults, museum store and gift shop, refreshment center for lunch and snacks, box lunches for group tours available, bag lunches for school tours available. Hours of Operation Monday through Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission $5.00 - Adult $4.00 - Senior Citizen $3.00 - Student

Free to children under six (total family rate not to exceed $20) Group tours $1.00 off admission category. First Sunday of each month Free Admission Military discount: All active duty military will receive $1.00 off admission with I.D.

111 South Royal Street, Mobile
251-208-7569 Website

Orange Beach Art Center
( 1 Vote )

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at one of the hidden treasures in Orange Beach. The Orange Beach Art Center that once was the historic Orange Beach Hotel is located at the Waterfront Park off Canal Road. This location showcases some of the area’s oldest trees and has a waterfront view of Wolf Bay. The Art Center offers the works of the area's finest artists and craftsmen where they are for sale at the gallery and gift shop. Classes and workshops are available. Quality art supplies are available! 

26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach
251-981-2787   Website

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum

This unique museum showcases early exploration and settlement of the area and chronicles its days as a fishing community. Check with the museum for hours of operation. 

25850 John M Snook Dr, Orange Beach

251-981-8545  Website

Phoenix Fire Museum
( 1 Vote )

Touch the fiery history of Old Mobile with a visit to the home of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company No. 6. Inside is a unique collection of authentic turn of the century steam engines as well as other firefighting equipment and mementos-the tools and keepsakes of men who stood between a rapidly growing populace and the constant threat of FIRE! Hours of operations Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 1pm - 5pm Closed Monday and select city holidays Free Admission

203 S Claiborne St, Mobile

251-208-7569   Website


Music & Nightlife

Time: 8:00PM
Venue: The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach, AL 36561