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Discover Mobile’s Richards DAR House Museum

November 23, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Richards DAR House MuseumCome tour the Richards DAR House Museum! This magnificently decorated, 1860’s Italianate townhouse is located in Mobile, AL’s downtown Historical District.

Mobile is home to a number of historic house museums that you can visit and tour – and the Richards DAR House is one of them.

The Richards DAR House dates to 1860. Steamboat Captain Charles Richards built the lush and sizeable home for his large family. The house is located in Mobile‚Äôs oldest neighborhood, De Tonti Square and considered one of the city’s finest examples of the Italianate style.

The 10,000 square foot dream home includes a traditional brick courtyard and is surrounded by formal gardens. The house is famous for its expansive, cast-iron lace facade. The intricate metalwork wraps the front porch, gallery and sidewalk with depictions of the four seasons.

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