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Historic Oakleigh House

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Address: 350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL
Phone Number: +1 251-432-6161
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Description: Built by Virginian cotton broker, James W. Roper in 1833, Oakleigh is a...
Built by Virginian cotton broker, James W. Roper in 1833, Oakleigh is a remarkable example of historic preservation, as it has been adapted and preserved by the four families who lived here. As one of the first major residences to be built outside of the city limits, historians cite Oakleigh as one of the rarest examples of Greek revival architecture in the United States. And our tour is just as distinct- come experience it today.
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nice and quiet

Mondays are slow. I had a personal tour. I could stay as long as I liked. Very informed guides. Nice walk in the garden. Helpful advise where to eat lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mondays are slow. I had a personal tour. I could stay as long as I liked. Very informed guides. Nice walk in the garden. Helpful advise where to eat lunch.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited as the last tour on a Saturday afternoon with my brother and sister-in-law from Connecticut. We were the only three on that tour. A young man who is a history major was our excellent tour guide. He was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, and informative both about the history of the home, it's various family residents and history of Mobile. I... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While there's not much to do in Mobile and I'd never go back, if you want to visit the city, this house is worth a stop. The owner's story is symbolic of the downfall of the whole city and my tour guide, LaDonna May, was super helpful and excited to tell me about other things I could do in the... More 

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Melanie T, Manager at Historic Oakleigh House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit to Historic Oakleigh. We really appreciate your review and feedback. I reviewed our tour numbers on Saturday, and saw you were the only one on the noon tour. We had 19 visitors on Saturday and they all visited after lunch! We average about 15-20 visitors a day during the spring. Wishing you many... More 

Acworth, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The people were great. The tour was interesting and they guy (Kyle? Can't remember his name, sorry) was interesting to listen to as well. There were some things belonging to the family who lived there as expected. The other building didn't have much in it. But it was nice.

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new orleans
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful grounds in a lovely home with lots of history. The guide was informative and personable! The homes grounds are breathtaking. The home is small but well preserved.

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Alabama
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have been to a lot of house museums, and the quality of interpretation can be pretty sporadic. This place is definitely among the most professional I've been to. Great guided tours, fascinating history and beautiful grounds. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Oakleigh House was included in an historic homes tour of Mobile, an annual Historic Mobile Preservation Society fund raiser. We toured it on a horrendous, stormy day. The Oakleigh neighborhood first welcomes you with beautiful, well kept homes along narrow, quiet streets. Some of those streets were filling with water in the rain but none went so far as to... More 

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Central Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife is from Mobile and still has family there. We love the Oakleigh neighborhood. The Oakleigh house is beautiful and offers a timeless classic look for early Mobile. Take the tour of the house and make sure to take either your own foot tour of the neighborhood or pay for the LoDa. Whatever you do, feel free to talk... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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196 reviews 196 reviews
108 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The tour of Oakleigh House was very good. Our guide was dressed in a period costume which added to the charm of our visit. We were taken through two houses on the property and told the stories of the owners, some of the furnishings and the portraits. We were fortunate to arrive at 3:00pm because this is when the last... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We enjoyed the walk from downtown to this house, and loved walking around the area. Our guide was wonderful. There was a few things to purchase in the gift shop.. but I think it would do them good to expand on what they had. It is 10.00 to see the large house, and the smaller house is included. I believe... More 

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