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DAR Museum

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
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$49.00*
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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
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What a gem!!

Honestly, until recently, I didn't even know there was a museum next to the DAR Constitution Hall. What a delightful museum - amazing state themed rooms, gorgeous architectural... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Honestly, until recently, I didn't even know there was a museum next to the DAR Constitution Hall. What a delightful museum - amazing state themed rooms, gorgeous architectural features in the building, and a really laid-back delightful museum. We went to see a special exhibit of period clothing, which were featured in a number of the rooms. I will eagerly... More 

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 30, 2017

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 January 17, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 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 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 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 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 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 December 10, 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.

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Arnold, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 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 November 9, 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 

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