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Richards DAR House Museum

256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
+1 251-208-7320
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Very nice for wedding reception.

Attended a wedding reception at this home. Very nice. Well maintained to the original time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rick H
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Mobile, Alabama
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Wonderful visit!

This home is fantastic to visit! Our tour guide/host was very kind and knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Christine M
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A beautiful 1860s Italianate townhouse located in the De Tonti Square Historical District in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama. This 10,000 square foot dream home, filled with a large family, was built by Captain Charles Richards and his wife Carolyn. Surrounded by formal gardens and old brick courtyard, the House Museum is furnished with period antiques, original chandeliers, interior and exterior architectural appointments including carved Carrera Marble fireplaces with cathedral arches, cantilever staircase, and the four seasons lace ironwork lining the front gallery and sidewalk. Operated and furnished by the Mobile chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1973, they invite you to join them for a tour of this beautiful home and take complimentary tea and cookies afterward.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a wedding reception at this home. Very nice. Well maintained to the original time period . Nice indoor and outdoor space for a reception. Would highly recommend.

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This home is fantastic to visit! Our tour guide/host was very kind and knowledgeable about the house. I loved that we could take pictures and sit on the furniture. We really enjoyed the spiced tea and cookies at the end of the tour. Thank you...More

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We had a wonderful private tour with the volunteers. Tour guides were knowledgeable and interesting. Tour ended with tea and biscuits and a delightful chat with the volunteers.

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Sheila S, Guest Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

What a lovely review. We're so glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for including the Richards House in your visit to our beautiful, historic city.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience! Staff was exceptionally kind and welcoming. Highly recommend, especially for small groups.

Thank Daniel M
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Sheila S, Guest Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Thank you Daniel for your review. We're so glad you and your group took the time to visit the historic Richards House and enjoy our famous "southern hospitality". Your recommendation is appreciated!

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed a very informative tour. The guide made you feel at home and showed many details of the home. She invited us to sit and rest while she discussed the details of the home. We enoyed a cup of tea at...More

Thank WendyOue
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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We're so glad y'all felt right at home and enjoyed some gracious "southern hospitality" during your visit! Thank you for you review and do come again!

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The literature and signs on the building indicated they should have been open, but we not. Workmen said they hadn't seen anybody on that day. Disappointed. Tried to call, no answerMore

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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We apologize for the inconvenience. Not sure what day you came to visit but we were closed on Easter Sunday and we are closed temporarily on Tuesdays which should be listed on the website. It is suggested that you call before coming in case we...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

My Parents and I recently detoured through Mobile on our way around some weather from Florida back home to Minnesota. We were unsure about our plan for the day until we arrived in Mobile and conducted a search of the area. After being on the...More

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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We are so glad that you and your family decided to stop in Mobile before you returned home and delighted that the Richards House was at the top of your list to visit! We're so glad your day in Mobile was wonderful and invite you...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We are from NY, after visiting our daughter in Tuscaloosa we drove to Mobile for a two day stay. The visit to the Richard DAR house was going to be one of the highlights of our visit. Unfortunately we were unable to see the house...More

Thank steve p
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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We do apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, we are temporally closed on Tuesdays. Thank you for the concern you have expressed as we are an all volunteer Museum. We do hope you will come again when you visit our beautiful city.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I always take my groups to the Richards DAR House Museum when we are in Mobile. The house and gardens are maintained beautifully, and the docents are knowledgeable and hospitable. There are numerous stately homes in Mobile to choose from, but in my opinion this...More

Thank Donna C
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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for choosing the Richards D A R House Museum as part of the Bus Tours you bring to Mobile! We love to share the Museum House, courtyard and gardens along with family history as well as the history of our beautiful city of...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the DAR volunteers and all the people who generously donated period furniture to restore and maintain this home. Judy was our tour guide and with her descriptions made history come alive. The ornate chandeliers and the fireplaces were the stars. All the rooms...More

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Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting and allowing our wonderful volunteer D A R Daughters to share this historic home with you and your group. We take pride in sharing our city and the beautiful Richards D A R House Museum and its history with our guest....More

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roxannburk
May 5, 2018|
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No, pets are not allowed in the house.
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Response from JoanBru | Reviewed this property |
It's $10.00 per person. They do not open until 11:00am during the week and 10:00am on Saturday. The guides are extremely knowledgeable.
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