Richards DAR House, 256 N. Joachim St. in De Tonti Sq., is a restored townhouse built in 1860 by Charles G. Richards, a steamboat captain. The Italianate house features iron-lace trim and lavish early Victorian and Empire furnishings. A formal garden is on the grounds.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11-3:30, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Last tour begins at 3. Closed Jan. 1, weekend before Mardi Gras, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Dec. 23, Christmas Eve, Christmas, day after Christmas and Dec. 31.