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Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

420 Pine Street, Texarkana, TX 75504
903-793-4831
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Texarkana
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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" « less
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De Queen, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was something my wife forced me to do but I found that I enjoyed myself. The guide was top notch and you can tell she loves the old house. I was surprised to see the poor maintenance on the house but overall, an interesting experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

10 of us stood outside the gated entrance to Ace of Clubs House. It sits high off the street level. The gate said, appointment needed to tour. We called the number on the gate and Melissa came out and opened the gate. Our tour began in the basement with a video story and then a walking tour around and up... More

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Avery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We loved this house my 10 year old and I love Turing old houses and this is one of our favorite house we seen

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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This house is very unique! Mostly, we enjoyed the tour and learned quite a bit. This house is not for children; it was difficult to keep our 18 month old away from everything. We would have liked to hear more history--maybe more visual timeline of the owners. The young lady leading the tour did an "ok" job and was knowledgable.

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Melissa N, Manager at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your visit. We know there are lots of ways for families to spend their time, and we appreciate that you chose to visit the Draughon-Moore "Ace of Clubs" House. We show a 15 minute video prior to the tour that gives the history of the families who lived in the house, and the tour... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

What a delightful experience - especially for those who enjoy Victorian homes. We were visiting Texarkana mid-week when the museum is not normally open. As suggested at their website, I called and requested a tour. They were very willing to accomodate our request and we had a private tour of the facility. This was a special trip for my grandson... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The website link from Trip Advisor did not work on my Smart Phone. The museum has changed their tour times to by-appointment only. We arrived at the house and had to call the phone number posted on the gate. The tour guide showed up quickly and took us on a delightful tour of the house. One of the most unique... More

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and I were on a tour of the Ace of Clubs house this past November and quite enjoyed the tour. This has to be credited to our tour guide; I don't remember her name, but she did say she's worked there 18+ years. She knew more information about the history of this home and it's owners than I... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very well-kept and managed home with a very knowledgable docent. So interesting to see what life was like for some during those times. Whether you're a history buff, into great architecture, or teaching your kids gratitude for the times we live in now, I highly recommend this establishment and tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

In Texarkana for a wedding--not much to do here. Found this in a guide book. We arrived long before the next organized tour was to start, so Carol gave us a "private" tour. Very interesting layout and furnishings. We have seen many historic houses over the years and around the country. This, in some ways, is the most unusual--starting with... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

See a very unique bit of architecture and history in this restored home built with the winnings of a poker game and shaped like the Ace of Clubs in the winning hand. When I visited in June 2014 there was a docent in every room to tell us the history of the home and its residents. Don't miss the wonderful... More

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