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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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Really interesting and fulfilling experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Yulee, Florida
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Yulee, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Dobes5
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Jan C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA
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4 reviews
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.

Thank BenDukes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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!

Thank Leonie v
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Janice H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank irgend w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was one of the most informative tours we have been on! The ladies who gave the tour took their time and allowed us to look around, ask questions, and made us feel like we were visiting their house. You can definitely tell that they love the house and the history! They made tea and cookies when the tour was... More 

Thank My Info K
Pleasant View, Tennessee
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98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful home from another time. Filled with beautiful Victorian antiques. Great tour guides. Very knowledgeable about the home and its occupants. A must see in Mobile.

Thank Betty4697
Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Beautiful house with much history! My favorite house in the City! It is a must see while visiting Mobile, AL. The Open House at Christmas is an amazing event, it will start your holiday season off right!...I go every year!

Thank Mary j
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped here before lunch on our way home from the beach. We needed to stretch out legs and thought a home tour would be interesting. It was awesome! We got a private tour and really enjoyed Sheila our tour guide. The history of the house is incredible. The ghost stories and pictures were fun and helped engage our 6... More 

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