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Richards-DAR House Museum

256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Mobile
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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West Hartford, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful old-Mobile home with a wonderfully knowledgeable staff of lovely ladies. Don't miss this home when in Mobile!

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McLean, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The DAR has done an outstanding job in maintaining this antebellum home and filling it with museum-quality furniture of that era. Our guide was outstanding--very knowledgeable and fun as well. We spent about 2 hours at the house, and it was well worth the time. An added plus was the ability to sit on the furniture as if one was... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The ladies are so nice, the house is amazing, and the tour is incredibly informative. I didn't think I would like it but I absolutely loved it!

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Beloit, Kansas
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the minute we pulled up and were welcomed into this wonderful home, we felt like family. We were encouraged from the beginning to sit on the furniture! The ladies had such wonderful stories to tell about the family,the traditions, the furnishings! Their southern hospitality shown thru when we were offered tea in china cups and homemade treats out of... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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