DAR Museum

DAR Museum, Washington DC: Hours, Address, DAR Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Architectural Buildings • Libraries • History Museums
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Eric T
Norfolk, VA84 contributions
Feb 2020
the museum is centered with a very extensive library. Around the building states have re-created rooms from the past reflective of american life in different parts of the country and reflecting different socio-economic households. The attention to detail and the extent to which these ladies have pursued authenticity is remarkable. It is a great way to see how the past was lived.
Written February 10, 2020
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Kittygal
Los Angeles, CA6,797 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I'd made a note of this spot so I could visit on my next trip. So glad I did! There's a small museum of interesting period items, plus rooms furnished period style from states where members come from. Everything from the President Monroe French chairs scandal to a replica of a room where Paul Revere came to warn minutemen of the British invasion, a chandelier reportedly stood under by the Marquise du Lafayette, to a multiculturally inspired room from my home state of California.

The research library is available to visitors and is in the Library of Congress style...beautiful!

I spent two hours here, quite happily exploring. If you love history, stop by!
Written January 15, 2020
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casallese
Baltimore, MD748 contributions
Dec 2019
The Daughters of the American Revolution maintain a small museum located just across from the White House but, at Christmas, they celebrate an Open House in their historic national home. Each State delegation has a dedicated room there complete with appointments from a period in state history the chapter has selected. For Open House, there are a number of festively-dressed docents available at the rooms describing the contents which have been dressed up for the holiday and set up with traditional holiday music. The rooms and furnishings are really beautifully done but learning the history behind some of the celebrations and music is an added treat as are the antique toys. Cider and cookies are served in the main hall and the stunning genealogical library is also available for viewing. Although the weather outside was frightful, the atmosphere inside was warm and welcoming and we enjoyed the visit immensely. There is currently a display of quilts and their meanings in the museum and, if you into genealogy, a return visit to the library is a great idea, too.
Written December 24, 2019
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peppersnaps
Mosman, Australia92 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went for piece of her mind, and stayed to see the museum. Loved that it was quiet, no crowds and well curated. A pleasure to see.
Written November 23, 2019
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Cathleen S
Searcy, AR, United States40 contributions
Oct 2019
Been at this museum numerous times. The museum area was recently redesigned, Displays are attractive and easily visible from all sides as well as for those in wheelchairs. There is handicap access to the building. I enjoy the items as they are not seen in other DC museums and they are from the DAR's large holdings. All display items relate to the history of the United States.
Written November 12, 2019
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SmilynStef
Cedar Rapids, IA790 contributions
Sep 2019
We saw a sign for A Piece of Her Mind - Culture & Technology in American Quilts as we walked by, so we stopped in. We really enjoyed seeing and reading about the quilts.
Written October 20, 2019
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Lisa
27 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Genealogy Library is ths best. Find many books on families to State collections of historical importance not just the Revolution hut Civil War among other historical books. Americana museum and building rooms are like walking back in time to the states these rooms represent. Then the collections in the museum gallery are the best, see quilts to clothing. Be sure to check what special collection is on display before you go. Definately a treasure in Washington DC and it is the oldest solely women's owned building in the world.
Written October 12, 2019
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kihyland
Pasadena, TX536 contributions
Jul 2019
My husband and I popped into the DAR Museum while walking around the Mall (on our way to the White House). My grandmother was a DAR member, and after her death, my mom and I joined as well. The house is beautiful (and free to visit!). There is a "storage" museum with items neatly displayed, a GORGEOUS library (I'm a bibliophile, so I was in heaven), and rooms donated by each state representing a period in history. We are from Texas, so we sought our our room specifically. It was neat to see some of the other period rooms, as well though.
Written September 4, 2019
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GGWD
Tampa, FL753 contributions
Aug 2019
Great place, packed with history of DAR and the American Revolution. Incredible building, lots to see and read about. If you are a DAR member, it is something you simply must visit. My Mom, Sister and Wife are active DAR Members. Truly a historical place that captures a historic time in our history.
Written September 2, 2019
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MARY W
Cumming, Georgia, USA314 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
It was so exciting to finally be able to go through the DAR Building. I've heard about it for years. I enjoyed the period rooms and even got to do some research in the amazing library.
Written July 18, 2019
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