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DAR Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 1776 D St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20001
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09:30 - 16:00
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Costume History Nerdvana

Be still my heart! I visited this exhibit after hearing the curator's talk at the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting. She invited the Janeites to come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rhode Island
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Rhode Island
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be still my heart! I visited this exhibit after hearing the curator's talk at the Jane Austen Society of North America's Annual General Meeting. She invited the Janeites to come for a special tour. Some of us had to skip the opening keynote speaker to cram in as much of the exhibit as possible. The security guard happily and kindly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The DAR Museum tour was unforgettable. As a DAR member, I had wandered through the rooms on my own, during the Continental Congress. When I stayed in Washington DC for a few extra days, I stumbled upon a tour, just starting out with a guide. It was free and I decided to join the small group. It was amazing! I... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My grandmother always wanted to belong to the DAR so it was a meaningful visit for me. I went originally for the costume exhibit which was very good but I also enjoyed the 31 historical rooms depicting different periods of US history. Costume were displayed in these rooms according to the era which made both more meaningful. Beautiful building.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

As a textile, fashion and quilt aficionado, I was so pleasantly surprised the first time I visited. I have returned several times to see the current exhibit of historic quilts, vintage fashions, and of course the fabulous library. Many TV shows have been filmed here: it is a stand-in for the White House. Be sure to visit the period rooms... More 

1 Thank LuanaRubin
Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This seems to be a little known museum but it is a hidden gem for history buffs. The building seems to be mainly used for historic research and private gatherings. However almost every state has a room which has been set up to show a difference time period, as well as a different financial perspective of the time. I found... More 

1 Thank Cstudenko
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The DAR family history library should be on your to do list if you are interest in genealogy. Great resources, staff and facility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had the opportunity to visit the property for the Military District of Washington US Army "Pershing's Own" Band's Holiday Celebration. Exquisite location that is wonderfully maintained. A true piece of history awaited us. Access and seating for a disabled visitor was easy, quick and beyond helpful from the great staff.

1 Thank Ron C
Arnold, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My what a gold mine... we just happened to park right on the corner... only museum was closed Sunday.,,,so we made a special trip on election day before flying out..to visit... we found three of our Patriot Fathers listed in the archives ... they have a fabulous computer room to start your search... then off the library... found a hugh... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We weren't sure what to expect here. The museum was semi out-of-the-way (over near the White House) and also under renovation. But we loved it! There were many rooms, based on different time periods, states, and styles. It was so cool. The library was also awesome. My daughter and I mulled over the possibility that we might be Daughters of... More 

1 Thank Cindy T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Daughters of the American Revolution have a great building in the middle of the city no one enters because they think you need to be a member. Not true! Better than the library of congress, which has its own merits, but this is in a great location, is gorgeous and has a friendly feel to it. You can peek into... More 

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