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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 32 attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites
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Gadsden, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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17 reviews 17 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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Houston
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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