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Richards DAR House Museum

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An absolute delight

I adore old houses and historic Garden Districts so I was drawn to this museum/ house because it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
88carries88
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Perth, Australia
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Very nice tour

The lady volunteers, who are members of local Daughters of the American Revolution, did a wonderful... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
2006Discovery
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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...more
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256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I adore old houses and historic Garden Districts so I was drawn to this museum/ house because it was an opportunity to look inside. The ladies there were so lovely and genuine and I was given a very warm welcome when I arrived. I was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

The lady volunteers, who are members of local Daughters of the American Revolution, did a wonderful job of caring for, furnishing and showing off this lovely home. These volunteers are very well educated on the history of this lovely old house and did a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2006Discovery
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Very lovely tour of the Richards’ home hosted by a member of the local DAR organization. We were very impressed by the stories and information provided by our host. We were treated to a wonderful spice tea and cookies at the end of our tour....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

We arrived around 1:30 pm. The docent asked if we were pressed for time. We said no. We got a delightful tour full of details about the furniture and house. Hearing not only about the Reynolds family that had three generations in the house but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I'm a member of a Florida chapter of the DAR and thought I'd stop in for a visit while I was in Mobile visiting my family. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour and was amazed at how well the house was preserved and also how well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miles S
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

He had a wonderful time looking at all the stuff inside the house. And at the end of the tour the ladies running the tour made us this amazing tea and cookies. I highly recommend going!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sonny l
Sheila S, Guest Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

We were so glad to have you come to the Richards Museum and take tea and cookies while visiting with us after the tour. Please come again!

Reviewed June 20, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rick H
Sheila S, Guest Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you! We do enjoy sharing this beautiful Museum home and the grounds for wedding receptions, after rehearsals, corporate parties,anniversaries, bridal showers and luncheons etc. We look forward to seeing you again!

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sheila S, Guest Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Richards House, the "Gem of Downtown Mobile" ! So glad you all enjoyed your visit and learned a few things about the history of the family , the house and Mobile!

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chilli09
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.

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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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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