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Historic Oakleigh House, Mobile

(4.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
The Historic Oakleigh House Museum is a circa 1833 country villa built by cotton factor James Roper, from Virginia. Oakleigh is a raised T-Shaped Greek Revival home and a remarkable example of historic preservation and adaptation. The home has been continuously occupied for 181 years, first as a home to five families, then by the Greek Orthodox Church and finally, by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
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  • 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 tow...  more »
  • 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 wou...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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  • Currently during renovation. Beautiful historical building, charming dwelling with recognized South architecture
  • Classic antebellum architecture.