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Three centuries, five families, one amazing story ... 

King Cotton, urban slavery, railroad expansion, deadly epidemics, the Civil War, emancipation … Oakleigh has witnessed many events in this thriving 300-year-old port city. Authentic period rooms allow you to experience Mobile’s history through the eyes of Oakleigh’s residents. Travel through time as you travel through one of Mobile’s oldest and grandest homes. 


Built by Virginian, James W. Roper, in 1833, Oakleigh is a remarkable example of historic preservation, as it has been adapted and preserved by the families who lived here. As one of the first major residences to be built outside of the city limits, historians cite Oakleigh among the finest examples of Greek revival architecture in the United States. And our tour is just as distinct – come experience it today.


Hours and Admission


10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tours start on the hour 

Last tour at 3 p.m.

$12 for Adults

$10 for Seniors

$5 for Children 17-6

Free for HMPS Members and children under 5


Closed for most major holidays.

*Sorry, no bills larger than $20 are accepted

We are a proud partner of Museums for All. Families or Individuals receiving SNAP benefits receive discount admission when they present their EBT card. 

Due to Oakleigh's historic nature, the house is only accessible via stairs and we are not able to accommodate guests who use walkers or wheelchairs at this time. Please call 251-432-1281 for more information. 

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