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Address: 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Phone Number: 251-208-7320
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Tim M
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Montgomery, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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70 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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