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Richards-DAR House Museum

256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
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Ranked #6 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It was an easy walk to this house from the downtown core. The hours it is open change throughout the week so check their site to be sure it is open when you'd like. I believe it is mon-fri 11am-3:30pm\.. sat 10am-4pm/ ..sun 1pm-4pm. We were there way over an hour. At the end of the tour you sit in... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful old-Mobile home with a wonderfully knowledgeable staff of lovely ladies. Don't miss this home when in Mobile!

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McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The DAR has done an outstanding job in maintaining this antebellum home and filling it with museum-quality furniture of that era. Our guide was outstanding--very knowledgeable and fun as well. We spent about 2 hours at the house, and it was well worth the time. An added plus was the ability to sit on the furniture as if one was... More

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The ladies are so nice, the house is amazing, and the tour is incredibly informative. I didn't think I would like it but I absolutely loved it!

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Beloit, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the minute we pulled up and were welcomed into this wonderful home, we felt like family. We were encouraged from the beginning to sit on the furniture! The ladies had such wonderful stories to tell about the family,the traditions, the furnishings! Their southern hospitality shown thru when we were offered tea in china cups and homemade treats out of... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went there after seeing it on TripAdvisor and I am so glad I did. The house is just beautiful and the guides were so knowledgeable! It is truly a gem in Mobile and worth your time. I enjoyed it so much and will come back again . The tea and cookies after the tour was so delicious😃 don't miss out... More

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Brier, Washington
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38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Very beautiful home with wonderful furnishings. Our docent was very sweet and knowledgable. The 1860 Weber piano in the entry was a real highlight.

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The ladies were so gracious who gave us a tour - even though about to close for the day. The house has a lived in feel to it,as used even today for many events, which seems to bring it more alive than most "museum" homes. They have done a great job of finding period furniture that fits so well into... More

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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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53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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