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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...more
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What an interesting place to hold a wedding
Food and cocktails in the Library and the balcony was perfect for speech's
You could see into the different period rooms while walking around inside
Great dancing in the ball room. Cool venue
D.C has so many museums that it is almost overwhelming. I found the smaller ones were amazing and not as crowded. I really like this one. There were rooms decorated in time periods around the revolution. Each one was so detailed and they had written...More
This is DC's largest Concert Hall, built in 1929. It's original purpose was to house the annual DAR convention; however, it's present day purpose is to offer various concerts by top notch performers, for all ages. It is a beautiful building inside and out with...More
museum. Probably often overlooked because D.C. is full of interesting things to do. I have been to D.C. close to thirty times and never thought to visit. I spent about two and a half hours but talked to the docent quite a bit as I...More
Explore this expansive building with a period room from most States decorated in Revolutionary war time period decor. Small but lovely Museum from this time period as well. The concept for this building from roughly 1905 was done by women for women by the Daughters...More
This museum is primarily a research library, but if you are in the area it is worth a look inside. Staff is not overly friendly but items and costumes give first-hand information about life in previous centuries. The building's interior is lovely and watching a...More
Date of experience: October 2018
DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018
Thank you for expressing your concerns. The museum shares a building with a library and the administrative offices of the DAR, and we are sorry that the proximity to other functions within the building has negatively impacted your experience of the museum. We hope it...More
Not the most well known museum, but a small gem for those looking for something different and less crowds. The building is confusing inside but they have two museum rooms and then various period rooms to visit throughout the place. A quicker place to run...More
The museum is located on 16th Street not far from the National Headquarters of the Red Cross - which you can visit on the same trip. The Museum has room decorated by each state which are beautiful to see. The hidden gem of this museum...More
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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My husband,myself, and two children are coming to Dc around May 16th-(for 7-9 days) exact dates to be determined with airline prices! I have read and read and I know we want to do at least these few things for sure: Natural Art and History Museum (one with dinosaurs) tour all the monuments (plan to do the Mall area) and tour the white house-aware of arrangements that have to be made. the zoo DAR museum and maybe arbor the thing with all the plants--lol anyhow--will probably fill in gaps...More
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Fourth trip to DC. Help with itinerary? (5 Replies)
My teenage daughter (15) and I are planning a short trip (3 days) to DC on July 7th. She loves DC, this will be her fourth trip. We have seen most of the "main" sites. This time she would like to see a few things she hasn't seen. We plan on going to the DAR museum, Botanic Garden, National Cathedral, Madame Tussaudes (her choice, not mine :)), DC cupcakes, an art museum (not sure which one) and maybe a bike rental for a couple of hours. While I am somewhat familiar with DC, I could use a...More
June 21, 2015|
I would group the DAR Museum and the Botanical Gardens on the same day. They are about 2 miles from each other, on or near the National Mall. If you don't have a preference as to an art gallery, I recommend the National Portrait Gallery/Museum of American Art. They are located in the same building and have exhibits which would appeal to most young people--sports figures, actors, musicians and, of course, presidents. There's some pretty cool art in the American Art Museum as well. You could...More