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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
National Mall
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"period rooms"
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"american revolution"
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"family history"
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"open house"
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"research library"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The DAR Museum is the headquarters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It has an impressive genealogical library. The museum part of it is 31 period-style rooms, showing how household rooms looked between the 17th and mid-20th Century. Many of...More

Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Historic venue, such a beautiful space to visit and I’ll look forward to going back to the Museum. The venue is big and spacious and simply beautiful. I don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house. Chris Rock is a funny, funny man...

Thank 203jenp
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The staff was very helpful. The library held an amazing number of books on the American Revolution, on States, on family history and it’s all available for research. Likewise the computer room has computers, programs, and staff to help you do general research or zero...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

ABOUT: Collections about every day life in American states collected from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). MUST SEE : The period rooms. Each was donated by individual state chapters of the DAR and are intended to be reflective of their states at particular...More

2  Thank SAC-from-Montreal
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I spent several hours taking in the library, period rooms, and Constitution Hall, all of which I found interesting. In addition, for those interested in genealogy a visit here might be particularly rewarding.

Thank chr_8
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I visited as part of a group from the Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution. We had heard about the free Open House and we attended while visiting Washington DC. The building is impressive and was beautifully decorated for the holidays, both inside and out....More

Thank Lou P
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Wow racks of books by family names, states and more. this is a very Historical place not to be overlooked when visiting D C.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

And for anyone else interested in history. The DAR Museum is nothing like the Smithsonians all around the Mall area. It is much smaller but I call it a very doable place to visit when you just cannot walk another large one. Visit DC and...More

Thank cityslickerindasouth
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The hour I had was not nearly enough to do it justice. I expected some "period" rooms from various eras in American history. I didn't expect 50! (one for each state). Every one of them very nicely done, with detailed explanations of what you're seeing,...More

Thank gregsf11
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

A nice little museum in downtown DC. If you have time you stop in they have really great recreation rooms.

Thank jess290718
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Response from JacquieInFlorence | Reviewed this property |
I usually use Uber or Lyft in D.C. They arrive quickly and have been very friendly.
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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.
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