Yardi Gras Tour


1.5 hours Walking Tour All Ages Historically Accurate

You Can’t Stop the Revelry!

It's been a crazy year, but now it's time to let the good times roll with a special walking tour to celebrate Mobile as the birthplace of Mardi Gras! The Mardi Gras Tour is Mobile’s creative effort to preserve the revelry and traditions of Mardi Gras during the pandemic. Since we cannot have large crowds to see parades, homeowners have decorated their houses to look like Mardi Gras floats. Working with float artists, these creative homeowners have chosen themes and rented colorful sculptures for their yards and porches. Our Secret History guides will lead guests past 30 houses in the historic Oakleigh Garden District neighborhood. This walking tour will include tons of gorgeous houses in the Historic Oakleigh neighborhood lavishly decorated for Mardi Gras. Your costumed guide will lead you past historic homes and tell you the secret history of Mardi Gras in Mobile.

  • The tour begins near Oakleigh Mansion at 300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL 36604

  • This Tour Starts at Oakleigh Mansion

    Free Parking

    Free on street parking is available at Oakleigh Mansion , 300 Oakleigh Place.

    2 Miles of Easy Walking

    This is an easy walk at a relaxed pace through an historic neighborhood. All walking will be in sidewalks.

    Bring Your Camera!

    Our tours include lots of great photo opportunities. Upload and tag us at #secrethistorytours

    Weather-Proof Guarantee

    We will reschedule or refund any tour that in cancelled due to weather. Any cancellations are posted on our Facebook page.

    Guest Reviews
    "Loved the tour. Entertaining and informative. Learned new stuff about Mobile and Mardi Gras plus kind memories of Mardi Gras past."
    Nancy Isom
    "The tour was very informative and interesting! So much fun learning about the history of Mardi Gras in Mobile."
    Lindsey Schulz Jennings
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