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

Address:
855 Ardmore Ave., Akron, OH
Directions:
Dr. Bob's House. NW Akron, off Exchange St. at the corner of Ardmore Ave. and Everett Ave.
Hours:
Daily 12-3 (Call to verify)
Phone:
330-864-1935
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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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