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Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

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Address: 420 Pine Street, Texarkana, TX 75504
Phone Number: 903-793-4831
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Description: Built in 1885, this Italianate Victorian home is uniquely designed in the...
Built in 1885, this Italianate Victorian home is uniquely designed in the shape of a club because (as legend has it) money to build the house was from the winnings of a poker game with a lucky draw of the ace of clubs. Filled with original furnishings dating from the 1720s to the 1940s from the last occupants of the house, it is regarded as one of the best attractions in the country. "You rarely see a house that is so perfect in every detail and spans the years of a family having the house for 100 years."--Bob Vila, star of TV's hit "Home Again" and "America's Guide to Historic Homes"; "The Ace of Clubs House is a real Texarkana treasure."--Stuart Whitehurst, of PBS' hit series "Antiques Roadshow"
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Didnt know we had to make an appointment the internet says old hours

Loved the shape of this ol house you could almost feel the history. Cant wait to see the i side next visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the shape of this ol house you could almost feel the history. Cant wait to see the i side next visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This 1885 Italianate Victorian home is a National Register property and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Built in the shape of a club, with three octagonal wings and an rectangular wing, this house is considered one of the most unique in the country. The legend goes that the original structure was won in a card game with the Ace of... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Ace of Clubs house is a Texarkana legend and a must visit while in town. We really enjoyed the "Movies at the Museum" series earlier this summer.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This piece of history should not be missed when visiting Texarkana. I have toured the home three times over the past 20 years, and I am always fascinated by it. It costs $6 each to visit, and it is well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful setting for small functions (weddings, etc). Great for portraits inside and out. A real piece of authentic Texarkana history.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

So unique! There's nothing like it! The story behind the house being built with the winnings from a poker game with the winning hand containing an ace of clubs is wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was so happy when the Ace of Clubs House became open to public tours. I love this place! I never get tired of going through this house.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Ace of Clubs house used to be one of the premier tourist attractions in Texarkana. Not any more. It looks like it has fallen into disrepair. I live in Texarkana and have visited The Ace of Clubs house on several occasions and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I drove by last week for the first time in several months and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We came through here on a road trip from Dallas. I was interested in seeing the historical house but other reviewers did not mention they are only open Tuesday to Saturday. We came through on Sunday and everything was closed, including the other regional history museum. The whole of downtown "Art & Historic district" was for sale, lease, and empty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After visiting the Ace of Clubs home several times for Christmas and other events, I am proud that this is an attraction in our city. I found the story interesting that the mistress ( Mrs. Moore) of the house occasionally had a representative from well-known Neiman Marcus in Dallas sent here with clothing for her to choose her fashions from.... More 

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