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Richards-DAR House Museum

256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
251-208-7320
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Mobile, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Richards DAR House is a perfect example of the early architecture of Mobile. The DAR manages this museum and does an excellent job of providing tours.

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Houston
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is such a well appointed, well maintained historic home. There is so much to appreciate from the furniture, the clothes, the quilts and the most beautiful chandeliers. To make it even more interesting, we had the most knowledgeable and engaging volunteer tour guide by the name of Sheila. We also felt that there was a nice family still living... More

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This beautiful old home was built in the middle of the 19th century. It's style is Italianate and it is filled with furniture from the 1800s. The home is located in a residential neighborhood and has an attractive garden in the rear. We showed up at 11:00am when it opened and happened to be the only ones on the tour... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Such a beautiful home converted to a museum. Historical buffs will really enjoy the beauty and history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The visit was so educative, we learn about mobile city, Ruhr personal at the museum was so friendly hostess, I would like to say the best museum in Mobile, Al

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San Diego, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

When Oakleigh was closed, due to it being a Monday, we were so glad we found the Richards House. Beth showed us all the rooms and explained all about life for the Richard's family. I toured with another mother and 3 tweens,and she went out of her way to interest the girls! From the 100+ year old wedding slippers, to... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Beautiful historic home and grounds. Imagine life in Mobile in a slow paced time gone by. Tour guides are knowledgeable and can answer your questions. Lovely old trees and landscaping.

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Mobile, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We took some tours around Christmas a year ago or so. Enjoyed the views and tours. Very interesting. We went to Oakleigh too.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We visited at Christmas. The home was decorated as if it were in the 1800s. The tour guide answered our questions. Very well done. Reasonable priced.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

very friendly historic tour of house. lots of antiques. enjoyed tea and cookies with tour guides. we didn't see any ghosts though.

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