Before professional firemen existed in Mobile, volunteer fire companies protected the city from the ravages of fire. This tour takes our guests to four 19th century fire halls hidden in plain sight around downtown. Along the way, we will discuss the dangers these firemen faced, the intense competition among rival companies, as well as the important connections between Mardi Gras and fire halls.This tour covers much of the historic shopping and restaurant district on the Dauphin and St. Francis corridor. Along the way we'll form a bucket brigade to put out a real fire!
This tour begins at Corner 251 in the Admiral Hotel, 251 Government Street.
Paid parking is available next door at the city parking deck. There is free on-street parking on Church street when available
Starts in front of Riverview Plaza Hotel
Free parking is available at Mardi Gras Park.
Short Walk From Hotels
The tour is an 8-minute walk from any downtown hotels.
Bring Your Camera!
Our tours include lots of great photo opportunities. You may see a stunning street mural, impressive fountain, or hidden detail along the way. Share photos on your social media page.
This is the Gulf Coast, where pop-up rain can happen—or not. Any tour that's cancelled or cut short by weather will be rescheduled at your convenience! Just email us the date and time you prefer.
"Great way to get out, enjoy the city, and learn about our history!"
Aimée Rambo Brown
"Went to the historical tour with my husband and son. We all enjoyed it very much!"