King Cotton, urban slavery, railroad expansion, deadly epidemics, the Civil War, emancipation…Oakleigh has witnessed many events in Mobile, Ala. Authentic period rooms allow you to experience Mobile’s history through the eyes of Oakleigh’s residents. Travel through time in one of Mobile’s oldest and grandest homes. Built in 1833 by Virginian cotton broker, James W. Roper, Oakleigh is a remarkable example of historic preservation, as it has been adapted and preserved by the families who lived here. After our tour at Oakleigh, we will visit the Mobile Carnival Museum. Take a guided tour through the museum and see rare photos and memorabilia of America’s unique version of carnival festival. You’ll be awestruck with the intricate designs on the collection of capes and gowns worn by Mardi Gras kings and queens. Learn about the family traditions of Mardi Gras involvement handed down from one generation to the next. See first-hand this unique celebration of American history. Please note: Registration closes 3/18/2020. *Not available on the all-inclusive Unlimited Classes option.