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Dr. Bob's Home, Akron

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Dr. Bob's Home

Founders Foundation

Our primary purpose is to maintain, restore and preserve the property at 855 Ardmore Avenue which was the family home of physician Robert Holbrook Smith, affectionately known as Dr. Bob, one of the founding fathers of Alcoholics Anonymous. This historic site in Akron, Ohio is the birthplace of this internationally known fellowship, which subsequently became the foundation of numerous other twelve-step programs that are improving the lives of millions.

Second, our ongoing mission is to help alcoholics by preserving the atmosphere of acceptance where early members achieved and maintained their sobriety. This prevailing attitude is simply expressed in our greeting, "WELCOME HOME".

Third to educate the local community and beyond on how Dr. Bob's home played a part in the formation of Alcoholics Anonymous and the manner in which alcoholics were helped in the early days.
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  • The place is amazing, but has very long lines on Founder's Day weekend on Sat & Sunday - I had a 2 hour wait to get inside. Try and go there on the Friday or Thursday before. The house had 12 owners a...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • It was like being at Elvis's house. There was a star struck feeling about it. The folks there were as welcoming as if I was at a out of town meeting. Very friendly not to mention knowledgeable. A must go-to is ever in Akron
  • Great experience! Walking through Dr Bob's house, the tour is awesome. Tour guide very informed regarding the history of AA. Really pleased! Thank you Wayne.👍

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