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12 Haunted Places in Mobile, Alabama

by: Chris Andrews     Barton Academy Alabama’s oldest public school building has seen its fair share of dark days. The building operated as a Union hospital during the Civil War where Confederates were hung in the basement. Following the war, a young girl jumped to her death from the third floor. Recently, paranormal…

7 Haunted Houses in Mobile, Alabama

By: Chris Andrews Mobile is a city that over three centuries old that has been influenced by many different nations and cultures. The quickest way to see the melting pot of culture in our town is through the lens of our historic homes. Mobile was an incredibly wealthy city for the first half of the…

4 Haunted Hotels in Mobile, Alabama

by: Chris Andrews   Mobile has an abundance of beautiful hotels for you to rest your head but these four hotels will give you an experience like no other – an unexpected supernatural experience. Numerous stories have been told through years of lights flickering, young girls running, claw marks on the floor, and unexpected visitors…

Haunted History of Mobile – The Boyington Oak

By: Chris Andrews  Mobile is the most haunted city in Alabama. From the very moment the Europeans set foot on our soil in 1699, they were frightened by this place but one story that occurred in 1834 is perhaps the most bizarre story in Mobile’s history. A story that includes friendship, a love story, murder,…

Haunted History of Mobile – The Battle House Hotel

by: Katherine Sprinkle The Battle House Hotel is a historic hotel located in Mobile, Alabama. It was recently named the Best Historic Hotel in the United States by the Historic Hotels of America. Three Battle brothers built a 4-story hotel in 1852 at the corner of Royal and St. Francis Streets. The same location…

Did the First Women’s Right Movement Occur in Mobile?

By: Chris Andrews   Mobile was founded in 1702 by the French. Led by two brothers, D’Iberville and Bienville, the colony began with less than 100 men working to grow the newly found settlement along the Mobile River.  In order to grow the colony, young French girls were sailed over to marry the settlers. Most…

15 Iconic Places to Eat in Mobile, AL

Chris Andrews | March 8,2021 Mobile has an abundance of great restaurants and many of those have stood the test of time. Despite changing food trends, world wars, culture wars, pandemics, and new restaurants popping up all over town, these 15 places to eat have solidified their mark on Mobile’s food scene. (For this list,…

15 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2021

Laney Andrews | January 18,2021 ‘Tis the season for Moon Pies, King Cakes, beads, and all things Mardi Gras. Except, this year is a little different, most parades and balls have been canceled. This year is the fourth time in the history of Mardi Gras that parades haven’t rolled as usual. Believe it or…

What Is Mobile’s Oldest Restaurant?

Chris Andrews | April 13, 2020 The history of Mobile and its restaurants have historically been a complicated marriage. Although Mobile’s history dates back over 300 years, we don’t have a restaurant like Antoine’s in New Orleans that has survived a Civil War, multiple World Wars, depressions and recessions. Downtown Mobile has seen many restaurants…

Mobile’s Connection to Jambalaya

Chris Andrews | March 20, 2020 What is your first thought when you hear the word “jambalaya”? Some may think of Mother’s restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans and their world famous jambalaya. You may have been to Gonzalez, Louisana, the “Jambalaya Capital of the World” to experience the yearly Jambalaya Festival. Others…