We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Richards DAR House Museum

256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
+1 251-208-7320
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Wedding, event location !

This is a great place to have a wedding and/or wedding reception. Perfect size for 200 or less... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carla K
,
Shenzhen, China
More than I could imagine!

So many great things to appreciate about this historic home. Impressed the house was open to public... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Read all 105 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
256 N Joachim St, Mobile, AL 36603-6472
CONTACT
Website
+1 251-208-7320
Write a ReviewReviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to have a wedding and/or wedding reception. Perfect size for 200 or less. The grounds are small but beautiful. The brick courtyard is perfect for food, dancing and a carriage like type house can hold the bar. The inside rooms...More

Thank Carla K
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing recommendation!The Richards DAR House Museum is a beautiful venue for weddings/receptions, office or cocktail parties, afternoon teas, luncheons or dinners, bridal/baby showers or that special anniversary or birthday celebration. The venue will hold up to 250 guests .

A TripAdvisor Member
63
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

So many great things to appreciate about this historic home. Impressed the house was open to public on Sundays. Anne and Anne with the Daughters of the American Revolution, helped me appreciate the tour by taking their precious time and explaining the history of the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

The volunteers of the Richards DAR House Museum appreciate your enthusiastic review! We love to share the home, the furnishings and the Richards family history along with a little "Southern Hospitality". Thank you!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Wonderful tour with gracious hosts who appear to have all the time in the world to explain things and take questions. Afterward they offer spiced tea and cookies and conversation. Loved it.

Thank bbhuff
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for review! We do our best to make our guest feel "at home" at the Richards D A R House Museum and enjoy their company as well.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the Richards-DAR house built in 1860 where it's actually ok to touch everything, even sit on the furniture, and they serve tea after the most interesting tour. Our docent Debbie was so knowledgeable and gracious! Many very unique pieces donated from local residents. What...More

Thank Sue R
Sheila S, Public Relations Manager at Richards DAR House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you so much for touring the Richards DAR House Museum and our beautiful city, Mobile, AL. We 're glad you enjoyed the tour and had a little extra time to take tea and visit with the docents. We enjoyed your company!

Reviewed 4 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 10 August 2017

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 19 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 10 August 2017

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 10 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 10 August 2017

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 7 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 21 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.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mediterranean Sandwich Co.
291 reviews
.56 km away
Dauphin's
227 reviews
.51 km away
Dumbwaiter
231 reviews
.56 km away
Noja Fine Dining
166 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
318 reviews
.63 km away
Dauphin Street
408 reviews
.55 km away
Crescent Theater
122 reviews
.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Macnjac18
17 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Brenda4755 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is as reported previously at 10 each and the hours are Monday through friday
0
Votes
Wimpy W
13 July 2015|
Answer
Response from Wimpy W |
$10 per person
0
Votes