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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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personal tour

Mondays are slow, so I got a personal tour. I was able to ask a lot of questions. Stay as long as I wanted. At end of tour I was personally served hot spice tea and cookies in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mondays are slow, so I got a personal tour. I was able to ask a lot of questions. Stay as long as I wanted. At end of tour I was personally served hot spice tea and cookies in the gift shop. Take cash. They can't take cards yet. They are working on it.

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Mobile, AL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were married in Nov 2011 and we held our reception at the DAR House. This is a wonderful museum, but also a great place for a reception. This is classic Old Mobile with southern charm. Also has a great courtyard and carriage house for outdoor DJ set up and dancing. We love the DAR House!

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Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great one-hour walk-through for a bit of history, some interesting antiques and ends with tea and an opportunity to purchase some neat cookbooks.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Italianate architecture - antebellum era house built in 1860. Greeted by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) guides who show you through this family home of a wealthy ship captain noting the design and furnishings of this period. Note the cantilever staircase upon your entry into this magnificent home plus the Weber Piano that thrills any pianist who plays it.... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the best experience I've ever had with any museum! This house museum does not seem to get much traffic so very intimate setting for the guided tour. It'll probably just be you and whoever you are with on the tour. The home was beautiful and had great pieces of furniture with interesting stories behind. What sets this historic... More 

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new orleans
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This home and the glorious dosens epitomize the meaning of southern charm and hospitality. Be patient when you ring the bell...it's a long walk to the front door. We were leaving after ringing the bell 3 times. I am so glad the door opened to a beautiful house and grounds with incredible furnishings and original fixtures throughout. The stories of... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our tour of the Richards-DAR House. The ladies of the Mobile DAR have done an excellent job of maintaining this home. While little of the original furnishings still remain, friends and families have donated period furnishings which look great in the house. The house is a working museum and we were allowed to touch items and sit on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went to this house based on trip advisor's rating. Nothing to write home about. Would have used my limited time seeing something else. Would have liked more history of house from tour guides.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My chance to visit a beautiful Old Italianate Home in the historic area of Mobile......2 lovely Seniors were out guides and explained history of house, furniture.....what gorgeous chandeliers too! We arrived near to closing but they willingly shared their information and did not make us feel rushed. Only thing we missed was tea and cookies but all the better for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

DAR House was our last stop before flying back to Miami. Barbara, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable About this Italian style house built in 1860. Its rich history and beautiful furnishings make this a worthwhile stop for anyone visiting Mobile. Wish we had been able to stay for the tea and cookies at the end of the tour, but... More 

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