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DAR Museum

1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
+1 202-879-3241
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The DAR Museum looks at the American experience through objects and art of the American home from the Colonial Era to the early 20th century. Visitors can tour 31 period rooms, learn about the history of American furnishings through a fun interactive area, and research their family history in the library.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
National Mall
+1 202-879-3241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to research family history. There's also rooms set up during different time periods - great history!

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We stopped in here the other day to escape the crowds and were very pleasantly surprised. Very interesting exhibits of typical period rooms from various states around the US. All self guided and free. Nice place and I highly recommend spending an hour here. For...More

Thank DLM212
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Review applications for many decades in which genealogies are tracked back to the Revolutionary War. One caveat: genealogy standards were tightened several years ago (ask the attendant) do prior records may need to be further verified. I really wish I would have had more time...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The DAR museum and library are open for free tours everyday except Sunday. We had an interesting, informative tour by Mernie, one of the docents. There are numerous period rooms showing different eras in American history. The library is a large magnificent room a number...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a hidden gem, so glad we stopped. The state rooms are interesting and the library was unbelievable. The people working there were very nice and it was a place that was not crowded and very interesting.

Thank cmckerley
Reviewed 4 July 2017

DAR Constitution Hall is a fabulous venue. Many events are held here each year, and each one benefits many people through the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I highly encourage all to visit DAR Headquarters and also visit Continental Hall and the...More

Thank JacquieInFlorence
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Take some time to visit the Library and do a little family history research. Staff can help you find what you are looking for.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We walked past this museum and decided to stop in. It is free to enter. We did a self tour. There are many period rooms to view. Each has period furnishings and also includes a description of life during each time period. The museum is...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've visited D.C. many times for many museums but always seemed to miss this place. I'm very glad I visited. There are multiple rooms dedicated to the furnishings / items of various states throughout the Union. The central library is very impressive and was being...More

Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I went to the DAR headquarters to do some research on my ancestors, but also took some time to visit the museum and check out the period rooms. (Rooms set up to present a picture of life in another era) They also have a gift...More

Thank Diane S
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Response from Kelly S | Reviewed this property |
there are several eateries along the streets, it is right on the ellipse of the Washington monument so it is a fairly centralized locale.