Three centuries, four 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 cotton broker, 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 rarest examples of Greek revival architecture in the United States. And our tour is just as distinct – come experience it today.


Hours and Admission

Friday, Saturday, Monday

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tours on the hour 

Last tour at 3 p.m.

Reservations are required due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

$10 for Adults

$5 for Children 17-6

Free for HMPS Members and children under 5


Closed for most major holidays.