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Richards-DAR House Museum

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Address: 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Phone Number: 251-208-7320
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Great old house tour provided by a great support organization. Worth a visit.

This wonderful old Mobile home transports you back to the time when the city and region were truly oriented towards the river. It was built in what was then an up-scale... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Southernroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This wonderful old Mobile home transports you back to the time when the city and region were truly oriented towards the river. It was built in what was then an up-scale neighborhood by a steamboat captain, and consequently is an important window into a chapter of Mobile's storied past. The Daughters of the American Revolution run the property, and they... More 

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Firestone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This old home has been well cared for, and has lot of beautiful period furnishings. We especially like going when it is decorated for Christmas.

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Lake Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The ladies who guided us through the house were extremely welcoming and the house is filled with interesting antiques. If you like old homes, Mobile is a great destination and this one is worth the time.

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

enjoyed seeing this 'southern Victorian townhouse. everything in its place, many interesting stories about artifacts. only problem, must be able to climb to second floor, tea and cookies after the tour. the women were very gracious

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Yulee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

As two elderly couples, we had visited many historic homes on our various trips, so we (the men anyway) weren't all that excited about seeing another one. But this house was definitely a winner. They invite you to sit on the furniture, play the piano, ask questions; none of this "hands off, don't go in that room" reprimands here! The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We tried twice today to tour this house. Hours were posted saying it would be open but it was not. We walked from the front door all around the property (two different times) and there was no one there. We were very disappointed. My maiden name is Richards and I had been looking forward to this visit. Bummer!

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Thank Jan C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a must see tour for early Mobile. The DAR ladies are knowledgeable; the furnishings are authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful house, very well decorated conform the period it was used in. The ladies of the DAR that gave the tour were very well informed and friendy. Absolutely a must see when in Mobile!

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This house has so much history. You will see personal and other items of that time in history. The most pleasant part is the 2 ladies that gave the tours. They were the Daughters of the Revolution and knew so much and took their time to answer questions. At the end of the tour they served spiced tea and cookies.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very personal and highly informative tour with a lovely lady taking her time for questions and stories around those many details in this beautiful house. The tea and the cookies at the end made it even harder to leave.

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