Come hear our story! We certainly have a lot to tell you. During your visit to Oakleigh you will step back in time as costumed guides take you on an intimate tour of Mobile's official period house museum. Hear stories of Mobile's early history. Learn about the families who lived at Oakleigh. Experience life during the 1850s in Mobile.
A tour of Oakleigh Historic Complex includes Oakleigh, our iconic Greek Revival home constructed in 1833 by cotton factor James Roper; the Cox-Deasy Cottage, built circa 1850 and home to George Cox a popular Mobile brick mason, his wife and 12 children; and The Cook's House and Garden, built in the late 1860s and home to the Gaither family who worked on the Oakleigh estate for many years.
Located minutes from downtown Mobile, Oakleigh is the centerpiece of the Oakleigh Garden Historic District, one of seven nationally registered historic districts in Mobile. We invite you to come and spend a few hours with us. Enjoy refreshments. Shop in The Gift Shop at Oakleigh. Stroll our beautiful neighborhood. We have a lot to share with you.
In the News
The Historic Mobile Preservation Society began the first stages of restoration for The Cook’s House, located on the Oakleigh Historic Complex, in February 2013. Phase One of the restoration will be the selective demolition: the removal of none historic materials from the structure. Architect Ben Cummings will oversee the project and guide this delicate phase which will uncover the original materials and footprint of the cottage. Read More.
We are pleased to announce the selection of the newest members of our Oakleigh Belles Leadership Program: Huntir Bass, Sasha Cohen, Anna Collins, Emma Erwin, Amanda Hall, Madison Hill, Ella Johnson, Delaney McAleer, and Ellie Pierce. Historic Mobile Preservation Society is proud to welcome these outstanding young ladies!