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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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  • 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 »
  • I loved my trip to Oakleigh! The young guide was sweet, very knowledgeable, and obviously very passionate. I will definitely be taking people that come to see me back to Oakleigh!  more »
  • Maybe with a better tour guide, I would have rated this historic attraction higher. Hopefully these type places are aware that the personality and presentation of the tour guides can make or break the...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visited on Halloween..enjoyed
  • It was ok but I would have likes originalthanks that the own would have used AMD more detail of the house

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