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established in 1935

Mobile Historic Homes Tour

Thank you for all that supported the 2013 Historic Homes Tour. We hope that you will join us next year.

Plans are now underway to produce the 45th annual spring pilgrimage. Read more.


We are proud members of the following organizations:

National Trust Forum
Alabama Historical Association
Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation
Alabama Travel Bureau
Alabama Museum Association
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Mobile Arts Council
Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
Downtown Mobile Alliance


Conservation & Exhibition

of the HMPS Art Collection

The HMPS Art Collection

HMPS is the owner of an extensive collection of exquisite 19th-century decorative arts including portraits and other period paintings, furniture, silver, porcelain and textiles. This remarkable portrait of Octavia Walton, titled “Miss Walton of Florida,” by Thomas K. Sully, was painted upon her debut in 1833. She would later be best known in Mobile -- and the world -- as Madame Octavia Celestine Valentine Walton LeVert. Hear her story and that of many other Mobilians as part of the Oakleigh tour.

Photo Galleries

Recent Event Photos

Here are a few photos from our recent events. Click here to view more.


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Historic Documents

Image of 1700s map

HMPS conducts ongoing work to preserve and manage its archival collection of documents, maps, photographs and other materials useful to researchers. Click here to access our list holdings list or email us.

Telephone service in Mobile begins in 1879

Learn more about the origins and events of Mobile, Alabama throughout the years. Click here to view our timeline.

1700s illustration of Fort Louis de La Mobile