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Historic Oakleigh House

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Address: 350 Oakleigh Pl, Mobile, AL 36604-2910
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+1 251-432-6161
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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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The tour for this house was very interesting and the property was so quiet and peaceful. It is in a quaint residential neighborhood that we would love to live in. The price of... read more

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Dione O
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour for this house was very interesting and the property was so quiet and peaceful. It is in a quaint residential neighborhood that we would love to live in. The price of the tour was extremely reasonable.

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Saraland, Alabama
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Southern charm at it's best! You will learn a lot about Mobile History. I would say dress comfortably and bring your camera. The OakleighBelles add the perfect touch to this tour!

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Central NY
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank LyndaNY
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 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.

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

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

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 

Thank alallsopp
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Reviewed 8 January 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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Modesto, California
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Reviewed 23 November 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 

Thank Nancy C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 10 November 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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Reviewed 5 November 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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