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Oakleigh House

350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL
251.432.6161
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Historic ante-bellum house.
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English first
Leasburg, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed our visit with the tour guide; he tried really hard to give us wonderful tour but unfortunately we had a family with three undisciplined children on our tour. He did offer us the opportunity to stay longer after they left to answer questions or revisit some of the areas. the cookies and lemonade were a nice touch and... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great example of what a mansion of a cotton merchant looked like in the antebellum period. The docents are great in explaining the history of the house and the people who lived there. There is also a cottage included in the tour which is where an average working family would live. Many of the furnishings are original... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I think this is a beautiful well kept historical home. We could not take pictures which was a little disappointing but I guess that's their rules. Would have liked to had more slower tour not rushed but overall good tour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The docents here really make the tour worthwhile: some in costume, they are fully knowledgable about the history and the people who inhabited this fine version of the Greek Revival Style--so interesting on so many different levels. The furnishings match the period of the building in one of its many phases. It's not difficult at all to imagine the lords... More

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Palo Alto, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

MY wife and I recently toured through the Oakleigh House in Mobile, Al. We enjoyed the tour as well as the well decorated and displayed rooms throughout the wonderful mansion. What I enjoyed most was the private tour I was given of "the Cook's House" or "the Barracks Rooms" which I found to be both interesting and enlightening. Probably one... More

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Hebron
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Mobile and the first place we wanted to see was the Oakleigh House. It was a perfect choice. The hosts at the House were very knowledgeable, personable and were able to answer all the questions from the visitors on the tour. We were even offered lemonade or ice water and cookies. Don't miss this place. It is a... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very interesting and informative, thanks Maggie for the tour. There are two homes included in this tour and then you are served cookies and lemonade.

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Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Oakleigh House looks small from the outside but once in the door the house meanders through sitting rooms, bedrooms and servants quarters. The kitchen is located in another building that is being refurbished. Lovely home

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Lexington, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great house in a beautiful setting. Lots of history here. House was not so "museum-ey". Nice little gift shop, too !!

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Brooklyn
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261 reviews 261 reviews
169 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Oakleigh neighborhood, which gets its name from this house, is gorgeous and fine residences all around, but this house takes the cake. There is also a lovely little coffee shop called Cream & Sugar that is very close by; it is a little incongruous in the middle of a residential neighborhood, but welcome.

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