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Address: 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Phone Number: 251-208-7320
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Captain Richard's Home

Italianate architecture - antebellum era house built in 1860. Greeted by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) guides who show you through this family home of a wealthy ship... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Italianate architecture - antebellum era house built in 1860. Greeted by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) guides who show you through this family home of a wealthy ship captain noting the design and furnishings of this period. Note the cantilever staircase upon your entry into this magnificent home plus the Weber Piano that thrills any pianist who plays it.... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the best experience I've ever had with any museum! This house museum does not seem to get much traffic so very intimate setting for the guided tour. It'll probably just be you and whoever you are with on the tour. The home was beautiful and had great pieces of furniture with interesting stories behind. What sets this historic... More 

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new orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This home and the glorious dosens epitomize the meaning of southern charm and hospitality. Be patient when you ring the bell...it's a long walk to the front door. We were leaving after ringing the bell 3 times. I am so glad the door opened to a beautiful house and grounds with incredible furnishings and original fixtures throughout. The stories of... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our tour of the Richards-DAR House. The ladies of the Mobile DAR have done an excellent job of maintaining this home. While little of the original furnishings still remain, friends and families have donated period furnishings which look great in the house. The house is a working museum and we were allowed to touch items and sit on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went to this house based on trip advisor's rating. Nothing to write home about. Would have used my limited time seeing something else. Would have liked more history of house from tour guides.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My chance to visit a beautiful Old Italianate Home in the historic area of Mobile......2 lovely Seniors were out guides and explained history of house, furniture.....what gorgeous chandeliers too! We arrived near to closing but they willingly shared their information and did not make us feel rushed. Only thing we missed was tea and cookies but all the better for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

DAR House was our last stop before flying back to Miami. Barbara, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable About this Italian style house built in 1860. Its rich history and beautiful furnishings make this a worthwhile stop for anyone visiting Mobile. Wish we had been able to stay for the tea and cookies at the end of the tour, but... More 

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Desenzano del Garda, Lombardia, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beautiful old house was brought to life for us by two very knowledgeable guides. I enjoyed my visit very much and learnt a lot of extremely interesting facts. We were made to feel very welcome and I would certainly recommend a visit to this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our DAR guides, Sheila and MR, brought the history of this home alive. The architecture and furnishings are impressive. An added bonus was the tea and cookies served at the end of the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our tour of the Richards house was lead by two gracious and knowledgeable DAR members. We were treated to a personal tour of this incredible Italianate home in the heart of Mobile. The home has a collection of period furniture and household items that are either original to the home (eg:piano) or of the period. The docents were extremely knowledgeable... More 

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