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Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

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Address: 420 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5513
Phone Number: 19037934831
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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I'm ready to attend anything in this beautiful home

I loved the docent - so British, so informed on the property. To raise money for the upkeep of this beautiful home, maybe a holiday open-house or charity reception could be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the docent - so British, so informed on the property. To raise money for the upkeep of this beautiful home, maybe a holiday open-house or charity reception could be hosted?

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Thank Maggie H
Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of 1800's home and furnishings . It is very nice and the staff are equally friendly and polite .

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Thank Edward W
Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really neat-looking building. They were closed the day I was there. You definitely want to call and confirm the hours and tour times. I am looking forward to seeing the inside.

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Thank MJSpock
Board President T, Board President at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We sure wish that we had been open when you stopped by. Our tours are given at 10 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 1 pm and 3:30 pm on Sundays. Entrance is at the gate on Pine Street which is opened at tour time. For tours at other... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We caught the 3:30 pm tour on a Sunday afternoon in the summer. The charge was only $1.00 per person. The house did have a few window air conditioners, but overall it was very hot. The tour commences with a 17 minute video on an old TV in a hot room. You have to be able to climb the stairs... More 

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Thank David T
Board President T, Board President at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you were able to take advantage of our 4th of July Weekend Specials and tour for just $1 per person and that your overall visit was good. I do want to make sure to point out that the home does have a working elevator for those who are not able to climb the stairs. We... More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Docent escorted tour of an amazingly well preserved home from 1880s. Period furniture from early 1900s to 1940s. Interior design from the original occupation! Well worth the $5 entrance.

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Thank Jeffrey Y
Board President T, Board President at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed it and hope you will find time to return for another tour or to see exhibits as we bring them to the home. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Intriguing story of how it came to be built. Fascinating architecture. Well furnished. House needs some work but go see it anyhow. Awesome tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I were in town eating at TLC burgers, and just happened to drive past the house of clubs. We are all so happy we stopped and went on a tour. We had an incredible tour guide. She was super knowledgable and very nice. The price to go on a tour is only 5$ per person, which we... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was a fun tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and left no questions unanswered. The home is very unusual and has gone through a lot of changes. It was so interesting to see day to day life back in the early part of the 1900's.

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

Thank you for your visit and interest in the Ace of Clubs House. We strive to maintain this home because it is such a complete "snapshot" of life in the early 1900's and beyond with the architecture, furnishings and papers that comprise the entirety of the "home". It is, of course, a massive undertaking to maintain a home of this... More 

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

My family and I really love the tour. We always come thru Texarkana just to gas stop headed to Lewisville, TX. Just one weekend I decided to take a small family trip. My husband like we doing a tour of a house. I said yes this was our first trip as a whole family. I told him when we take... More 

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

We are very glad to hear that you had such a great family outing at the Ace of Clubs House. It is truly a home worth seeing both for the beauty inside and the history attached. Also, don't forget that the Texarkana Museums System also has The Museum of Regional History - historic downtown Texarkana, Texas Discovery Place Children's Museum... More 

Texarkana, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Was asleep by the time I made thestaircase there are no redeeming qualities to this unless as I have said that u are into small town suffrage

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

I am certainly disappointed to hear that your tour fell short of your expectations. I understand that the unique architecture, historic furnishings and collections of this home may not be suited to all tastes and that some prefer a more active and hands-on experience. We do plan lectures, workshops, movies on the lawn and other events in the hopes of... More 

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