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Historic Oakleigh House, Mobile

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#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Mobile
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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  • August 5, 2017
    I loved my visit here. My tour guide, Melanie, was so informative and friendly. I absolutely adored her. I think we had some belles (?) in training on our tour and it was refreshing to see young girls...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    It's architecturally grand and very nicely kept. The historic decor and furnishings let you glimpse the past as you tour the home. The guide was rushed and was talking too fast, but she did know a lot...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    We had a great time learning the history of the house. Our tour guide, Marye, was very knowledge and engaging. The garden areas need some work & the exterior of the house needs some repair but don't l...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    This was a lovely house, and beautifully maintained and restored. I was mostly impressed and enchanted with the neighborhood and history of the surrounding homes. I toured this place with my (large) family, and I need to give a shout out to the staff at this place for handling this group very well.
  • June 5, 2017
    It was ok but I would have likes originalthanks that the own would have used AMD more detail of the house
  • April 25, 2017
    Such a pretty place. Great history but the guide spoke a little too fast to keep up.
  • January 15, 2017
    Very knowledgeable tour guides. A bit to wordy. Tour was basically a mobile history lesson with a very old home as a backdrop. Worth going once. The neighborhood was beautiful.
  • August 4, 2016
    Currently during renovation. Beautiful historical building, charming dwelling with recognized South architecture

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