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Historic Oakleigh House, Mobile

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#5 of 7 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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  • This is a historic home that is nice to tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to give us the history of the house and its contents. The tour takes about an hour and then you can wal...  more »
  • A Grand Home in what was just outside the old city. The story of the house is told by wonderful tour guides that tell about the family that originally built the house and the families that followed. Y...  more »
  • My husband and I have never seen a southern home so we decided to go even though someone on Trip Advisor said they had a terrible experience. We were a bit late getting to the tour but the lady leadin...  more »
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  • I absolutely loved Oakleigh! We were lucky enough to take our tour with the manager, and she knew so much about the place. I'll admit I was kind of apprehensive when I got there because the outside is in some desperate need of renovations, but I'm so glad we decided to take the tour anyways.
  • Very knowledgeable tour guides. A bit too wordy. Tour was basically a Mobile history lesson with a very old home as a backdrop. Worth going once. The neighborhood was beautiful.
  • Loved it. Was informed of new history facts
  • Special thanks to the docents, I really enjoyed hearing about the families from Oakliegh
  • We took our 3 and 5 yr old, we thought they would be running or bored. They totally behaved because it was entertaining! A lot of good information, truly knowledgeable tour guide.
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