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Dr Bob's Home

855 Ardmore Ave, Akron, Ohio 44302 USA

6 Reviews
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Fri 12p
  • Independent
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“birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous.”

Welcome to Dr. Bob’s Home. Many once- hopeless alcoholics, Dr. Bob among them, made their first shaky steps toward recovery in this place. Walking through these rooms, we may reflect on those days in the 1930′s and 1940′s when the Smiths and their visitors spoke of spiritual matters, and reflected in gratitude, on how dramatically their lives had changed because of them. It was in this house and surrounding neighborhood where the miracle of recovery began for many hundreds of men and women; individuals who went on to spread this welcome message of recovery around the world. Many visitors have spoken of a feeling of oneness with the spirit of AA as soon as they climbed the front steps and crossed the threshold. It is our hope and belief that you will too.

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Bill G.

If you are a friend of Bill or a friend Lois, this is a place you have to see. This is where it all began. I visited on a normal weekday and was able to read and enjoy all Dr. Bob's house had to... Read more

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Bradley P.

What an experience!! I really enjoyed visiting Dr. Bob Smith's historic house where Bill did his first 12 step with Bob. I am so grateful to AA for saving my life and this place is such spiritual... Read more

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Dan H.

This is where it all began and AA-ers flock here during Founders Day weekend to sit at the kitchen table that Bill, Lois, and Bob sat at as they put the building blocks of AA together. It... Read more

Dr Bob's Home

855 Ardmore Ave
Akron, Ohio
44302 USA
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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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