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.

Dr. Bob's Home

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Review Highlights
History lives in this home!

Lots of original materials used by Dr. Bob, and so many others. Original furnishings, pictures, and... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
via mobile
Dr. Bob’s Home - A piece of history

Awesome pilgrimage to see the historical sites of how AA got its start. Well worth the trip. There... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Debbie A
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 44 reviews
All photos (25)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“alcoholics”(9 reviews)
“recover”(6 reviews)
“anonymous”(9 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
855 Ardmore Ave, Akron, OH 44302-1240
+1 330-864-1935
Improve This Listing
Reviews (44)
Filter reviews
44 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews alcoholics recover anonymous millions aa volunteers program ardmore birthplace pilgrimage house visitors ohio
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Lots of original materials used by Dr. Bob, and so many others. Original furnishings, pictures, and feel. Great to be met with heart felt "Welcome home" from volunteers working to keep the home up and running

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geo1989A
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome pilgrimage to see the historical sites of how AA got its start. Well worth the trip. There is no charge to view the home.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Since millions of people have been helped with addictions, it was touching to visit this home where it all began.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna L
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Walking up the 12 steps and through the door of the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous was a bucket list item for me. The house is full of the Spirit of recovery, the coffee is on, and volunteers guide visitors through the history. Just being in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ksnort
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Being in the program, and visiting the co-founders home was inspirational. This is where it began. The typewriter used to create the first edition of the Big Book is sitting there. To me , inspirational.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was only able to drive by Dr. Bob's home since it had closed for the day, but it's cute and well maintained. I will say, though, that Ardmore Ave. is an old brick street that has many ups and downs - it's very uneven....More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Visited this home in June of 2017. A neat look back to the 1910-20s. The neighborhood is beautiful with brick lined streets. Nice displays in inside the house chronicling the life of one of AAs founders

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Yes, both my wife and I have visited Doctor Bob's home before. My first visit was in August of 1988 when things were, more or less, just beginning in terms of the restoration. Yes, we never miss a chance to visit when we are remotely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed 25 August 2017

For anyone who considers him/herself a "friend of Bill W", or even just a person interested in self-help in general, the house of Dr. Bob will hold great meaning for you. It gave me goosebumps just walking up to the property, taking a stroll up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank CakeChick250
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This A historical site that you must visit. They give tours and are very friendly and knowledgable about Dr. Bob and AA.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank lelenyak
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Rodeway Inn
121 reviews
2.88 km away
Courtyard Akron Downtown
112 reviews
2.96 km away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
603 reviews
6.25 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Akron
462 reviews
6.74 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 575 nearby restaurants
Aladdin’s Eatery
136 reviews
.56 km away
Mary Coyle
47 reviews
.56 km away
Wally Waffle
45 reviews
.46 km away
34 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 110 nearby attractions
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
744 reviews
2.66 km away
Akron Civic Theatre
242 reviews
3.00 km away
Akron Zoo
757 reviews
1.99 km away
Lock 3
90 reviews
3.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
29 September 2018|
Response from Craig G | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Perhaps staff know
nona c
27 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from CayceCleveland_Ohio | Reviewed this property |
I think you will find the Sheraton Suites in nearby Cuyahoga Falls a good place to stay. It overlooks waterfalls, the town is smaller and quieter, and has St. Thomas Hospital, where the "man under the bed" stayed and the... More