Akron, Ohio: Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous

The home of AA's founders has been turned into a museum, with an inscribed memorial rock in the front lawn.

Dr. Bob's House

855 Ardmore Ave., Akron, OH
Dr. Bob's House. NW Akron, off Exchange St. at the corner of Ardmore Ave. and Everett Ave.
Daily 12-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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AA Founder house.

Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous

The house on Ardmore Avenue is still there. I didn't see the rock [reported earlier] out front, but there are two plaques on the front of the house.

[David, 05/28/2015]
Dr. Bob's House

Dr. Bob's house: Where Alcoholics Anonymous began.

[Eric L., 05/24/2009]

It all started in 1935 in this otherwise unremarkable 2-story wood frame house. The Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous is a museum annually visited by thousands who've benefited from the program. A rock in the front yard is chiseled with "Home of Dr. Bob & Anne Smith from 1916 to 1950, Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous." It's unlikely the gift shop stocks souvenir shot glasses or beer cozies....

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