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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 9 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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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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E Fultonham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

If you love vintage, history, antiques, and shoes. Do not pass up an opportunity to visit this gem. The introductory video prepares your mindset for the tour that follows. As Melissa guides you from room to room; you travel back in time as she highlights the personal touches of those who lived there. Her continuous research, devotion and knowledge round... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Almost missed this rare treat...but so glad we didn't. The building is beautiful and the layout of everything inside was amazing to see and learn about. Truly a wonderful tour and wonderful piece of history...thanks for keeping it around

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

If you find yourself in Texarkana, do not miss this house. The tour starts with a short dvd which is surprisingly well done. The dvd tells the history of the house but our guide made the home come alive. She opened the door and we stepped back in time. As she moved us thru each room she focused on the... More

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Simms, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I have visited this house so many times. I wish that everyone would get the opportunity to see such a remarkable home and bask in this family's history. This needs to be looked over by "This Olde House" and "National Historic Trust". It is a jewel in the south.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

So glad Texarkana keeps this museum open. Such a wonderful trip back in time. There are a bunch of antique shoes and vintage belongings. It is truly a unique place. The home is the shape of a club.

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Texarkana, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amazing and can see over five hundred pairs of shoes. Used as an outing for my wedding guests. Amazing piece of history.

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