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Historic Oakleigh House

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Address: 350 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL
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+1 251-432-6161
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Lovely home!

This historic home is in a residential neighborhood that had many beautiful homes. It is worth a ride or walk around the area, and the Oakleigh house was a great tour. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic home is in a residential neighborhood that had many beautiful homes. It is worth a ride or walk around the area, and the Oakleigh house was a great tour. There are some very interesting historical surprises, architecturally and from the family history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took some friends here when they were down to visit just to have something to do. Frankly I didn't expect much but what a surprise. Lots of interesting history and story of the families that have lived in this cool old home. Our tour guide Maggie was awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful home to tour. It definitely gives you a taste of Mobile history. Our tour guide was Maggie and she was knowledgable and an excellent guide. She told us all of the personal stories of the families that lived there. Well worth your time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oakleigh House was extremely interesting and we had a private tour of the mansion. They were getting ready for some event , so we only saw the upstairs portion very briefly. The guide was most informative and had a lot of anecdotes to share with us about the family that had lived there. I would recommend touring this house and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I showed up at an off time on the weekend and received a private tour with three of the local Oakleigh Belles - I lucked out! Zelda, Emily, and Alexandria really knew the history of the house, the town, and the times. Each had favorite stories about Oakleigh that they shared. The house alone is very interesting, but add in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful home and a wonderful example of Southern Living in the 1800s. The young tour guide was very knowledgeable about the home, the family, and Mobile of the time era. Our experience would have been greatly enhanced if she had slowed the pace of her delivery, spoken louder especially when walking with us outdoors, and not mumbled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

The Oakleigh house was originally built in 1833 for a cotton broker in Mobile. At that time, this house was actually outside the city limits and had a sizeable acreage (not like a plantation). There is still a lot of gardens and exterior to walk around and take pictures. But the house tour was really great. We had a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely stop in Mobile! We had a wonderful tour and learned all sorts of interesting tidbits about the home and American history. There is an amazing collection of rare books in the home. The neighborhood around Oakleigh is also beautiful to drive around and see the homes and history. I hope the house continues to be so well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our tour. We came in on a Saturday a few minutes after the hour and we're still able to get on the 11 o'clock tour. My sister and I both had our young children with us which may have been a bit too young for the tour (toddlers) the staff was very understanding and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Oakleigh House is another example of a fine Mobile home from before the Civil War. A great way to spend an hour or so, and the entire neighborhood is filled with historic homes. The tour guides need work. Our tour was disappointing and we missed many of the finest features because the girls seemed to be rather disinterested. Still a... More 

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