20-room Greek Revival mansion offers visitors a stunning glimpse back in time to the antebellum South's historic mansions.
The marvelously restored Bragg-Mitchell mansion in Mobile, Alabama is one of the Gulf Coast's grandest estates. This 20-room 13,000 square foot Greek Revival mansion offers visitors a stunning glimpse back in time to the antebellum South featuring luxurious details like period furnishing and artwork.
The mansion was initially built in 1855 by Judge John Bragg so his wife and family could enjoy the social season in Mobile from Thanksgiving through Mardi Gras. The Bragg family divided their time between the Mansion and their cotton plantation in Lowndes County outside of Montgomery.
The old mansion represents the opulence of the mid-19th century South with architectural details designed on a grand scale, including the massive double parlors and circular staircase. The grounds feature live oak and azaleas. Historic tours of the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion are hosted every hour Tuesday through Friday.
[Image Credit: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division]