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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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Antebellum Glory

If you love the romance and décor of Gone with the Wind, you'll love this attraction! Beautiful house and collections, and lots of fascinating history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are a student and need a project for a paper this would be a great idea. The docents know their stuff about the history of this house. There are many historic and beautiful homes in the area but the history of each family and how they came to live in the house really reflects the economic times of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you love the romance and décor of Gone with the Wind, you'll love this attraction! Beautiful house and collections, and lots of fascinating history!

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

Thank you so much for your review. All of us who have the honor of working for Oakleigh love to share it with our visitors. We have a fascinating history. Please come back for another visit, as we have many new additions coming in the next few years. More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you had a wonderful experience at our museum. Our staff, including our tour guides are either historians, graduate students or history majors and it shows in the quality of the tour you receive. We appreciate your feedback and hope you visit us again. More 

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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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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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Address: Address: 350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL
Phone Number: +1 251-432-6161
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile

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