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Richards DAR House Museum

256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
+1 251-208-7320
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Fantastic Tour

My husband and I visited the Richards DAR House Museum today and enjoyed the loveliest tour. Sheila... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Lisa W
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Mobile, Alabama
via mobile
Under construction?

I saw this house on trip advisor and planned to stop by while in Mobile. My kids go to the KDS DAR... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
zactiff
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Richards DAR House Museum today and enjoyed the loveliest tour. Sheila Shell and Dee Weisser were very welcoming and had so much history to share. It was truly a pleasure to be guided by individuals that obviously enjoy what...More

Thank Lisa W
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting with us at the Richards DAR House Museum. We are so glad that y'all enjoyed the tour. Please do return for our Christmas Celebration held on the first Saturday and Sunday in December. December 2nd and 3rd for 2017.

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I saw this house on trip advisor and planned to stop by while in Mobile. My kids go to the KDS DAR school and I thought it would a cool place to see. There were no bad reviews on TA so when we stopped by...More

1  Thank zactiff
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

We apologize that you missed touring the museum. and certainly hope that you will stop by again. The Richards House is OPEN weekdays (except Tuesdays for now) with tours beginning at 11A M and closing at 3:30 P M. Saturday hours are from10 A M...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Richards DAR House Museum is an older house with period furniture. Not worth a special trip but if one is in Mobile with a free hour or so and you like visiting period homes, then a visit is recommend.More

Thank William P
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for recommending a trip to the Richards Museum House if you're in town for a short while . It is a great place to learn some of Mobile's history, about life during the Victorian era and beyond, and chat while taking a cup...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

The amount of time and money the DAR ladies and the city of Mobile have put into this home is amazing. You can tell that restoring period pieces to the home was a labor of love for the DAR. The ladies who took us through...More

Thank Guy S
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review! We're so glad that our love for this beautiful home, its furnishing and the family that lived here for three generations was and is apparent to our valued guests. We hope you'll return again.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

WE saw this museum and just decided to drop in. They were not busy and a lady said she would take us on a private tour of the house. It was quite interesting and very informative . I learned a little more about the history...More

Thank alallsopp
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for stopping by and taking a tour of this wonderful Victorian House Museum. We love to share the history of Mobile as well as the history of the family that lived in the House almost a hundred years.

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Our guides did an excellent job in not only sharing the houses history but giving you a feel for the life of the family in the mid-1800's. These ladies are all volunteers and their passion for the house and its history was clear.

Thank Becky H
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We do love sharing the history of the time period, the city,and this beautiful House Museum.

Reviewed 14 January 2017

The ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have been good stewards of this home and they give a great tour. Our tour guides were Sheila and M.R. both ladies made you feel right at home as they explained the furniture, the various...More

2  Thank happytraveler60
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We are so glad that you took a day off from your trip at the beach to come see some of the historical sights in Mobile ... especially the Richards Museum! We enjoyed sharing this beautiful home with you!

Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was an excellent tour of a beautiful home that is operated by DAR! The ladies were very gracious and informative and friendly. We enjoyed the tea and cookies at the end of the tour!

1  Thank DonnaT30240
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank - you!

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

As a DAR, I greatly wanted to visit this house when I discovered it existed. We are visiting from California and knew that this would be our only opportunity. We didn't learn of this house until late in the day so we called to find...More

1  Thank Nancy C
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for expressing your appreciation for the wonderful D A R volunteer docents. Please come again.

Reviewed 17 November 2016

This house has so much to offer in old Mobile history. The furnishings are just fantastic for people that enjoy antiques. The house itself is full of them. Period paintings on the walls, and the kitchen has period utensils. The tour guides are very southern...More

Thank Ruth W
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you so much for your review and compliments to the guides for their knowledge of the Museum furnishings as well as the rich history of our beautiful city.

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I believe it is as reported previously at 10 each and the hours are Monday through friday
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