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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 #5 of 62 things to do in Mobile
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This beautiful old Home feels just like that,. a home , not a museum. It was decorated very beautiful for Christmas . The guides were very know friendly and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing and they took us around the Museum.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can not praise enough this place, which I have visited today for the first time in my life. It is a little bit of the beaten path, however, being few blocks (and a short walk) away from very core of downtown Mobile. Both Barbara and Kathryn shared a sea of knowledge about this place with me. I was simply... More 

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Nahariya, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The house tour was amazing. We have visited old houses befor but this time you can touch and feel and seat and get deep explanations from the amazing sisters keeping the house. Worth 2-3 hr walk in the 10000sq feet house and garden. The tea ant the end was marvelous!

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Gulf Shores
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our tour guides explained a lot about the house and the history in the 1860 era. The tour was interesting but a little longer than expected.

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Pemberville, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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86 helpful votes 86 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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