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Richards-DAR House Museum

Address: 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Phone Number: 251-208-7320
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Pemberville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The DAR tour guides are excellent. This is an exquisite home built in 1837 and very well preserved. Many weddings and receptions are held here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We enjoyed our tour of this historic and lovely house. Learned a lot about Texan life. Recommend it to others.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This tour is by far the best we have ever experienced of any historical home. The house itself was fascinating enough itself, beautifully restored with great care for accuracy of detail. But what made the visit special was the narrative provided by the gracious host of the tour. Our guide was Barb, and she gave us an in-depth perspective on... More 

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Hiawassee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The house was built in 1850 and is beautiful inside but when the DAR got it, it was bare inside. They got period furniture non after 1870 from members, families of the previous owners, the city museum and others. The tour guide had many great stories to tell.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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206 reviews 206 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Unfortunately, we arrived too late to take a tour of this home, but the outside of the home is breathtaking with the cast-iron fence and posts at the front of the home The side view of the home shows that it is a much bigger home from what you see from the street. Will be back on our next trip... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was the best tour I've ever taken in a historic home. The DAR volunteers who conducted the tour were so knowledgeable and told us stories about what life was like back then as well as commenting on the furnishings in the house. As a DAR member myself, I am interested in genealogy so it was fun to talk about... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited the Richards_DAR House on 12/6/14. The house was all decorated for Christmas with Christmas trees throughout the house each decorated with a different theme. The DAR members who acted as gracious guides were dressed in period dresses looking every bit the southern ladies you would expect in this home. As we entered the foyer a member was playing... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

How wonderful to visit a historic home where you are encouraged to touch items and sit on the furniture! The women of the DAR are excellent caretakers of this beautiful property and their narration enriches the experience. A short walk from Dauphin Street.

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California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just before leaving Mobile, we experienced a wonderful tour of the beautiful Richards-DAR House. Our docent Barbara Preston was a true curator. She presented a wealth of fascinating information regarding the mansion, its owners, and the multitude of antiques it contains. Extending Southern hospitality, Ms. Preston concluded her tour by offering us spice tea and cookies. Our only regret was... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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