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DAR Museum

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Address: 1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
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+1 202-879-3241
08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The DAR Museum looks at the American experience through objects and art of...

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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Great state-specific exhibits

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 used by many people during our tour. Amazingly, all of this was free to the... More 

Thank Hatzlacha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 shop where you can purchase items depicting early american times, but also modern pieces. All... More 

Thank Diane S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Look into the DAR history and how they currently project themselves. See some interesting historic rooms.

Thank FJS321
belmont ma.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes you tour many period rooms decorated with American antiques. But that isn't what I mean. Place has a 50's vibe, old DC. Friendly staff, amazing light filled central library, and also a room with computers and very accommodating staff person to help you figure out if you might be DAR material. Turns out I found a revolutionary patriot in... More 

Thank rabus
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 676 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure we intended to visit this museum but we saw it as we were walking by one day and decided to stop in. It was interesting and I felt it was worth the visit, though you need not feel that your visit to DC was incomplete if you take a pass on this. We did appreciate the fact... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it is a quiet place to visit and the library was good for looking up family history. the displays were nice and discovered the displays in the basement, which I missed before.

Thank emeraldlilac43
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited this place on my own since I will be a DAR in the near future. It had two floors with rooms with historical content. The library is in the center of the building and you can spend your entire day in there researching your family history.

Thank Amy E
Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Off the radar of the usual spots to visit, but a great window into the past. The state room exhibits are specific and accurate. If you want an up-close view of our forbears indoor lives, this is the place to come. Do take the time to do a docent tour. If you have antiques that the next generation might not... More 

Thank mariahbay
Keller, Texas
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This museum is not to be missed! It is an outstanding collection and a free museum!! The Daughters of the American Revolution assembled and maintains the collection. There are period rooms and State rooms. You will also want to check out the entire DAR complex while visiting the museum. The DAR Library has a very large collection of Genealogical records,... More 

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Peru, Indiana
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Not as well publicized, but well in the top tier of wonderful DC historic experiences. The building itself is an architectural treat; from some exquisite ceiling embellishment, to intricate railings around the library area. Unfortunately, the main museum area is currently under renovation; but one still has access to all of the period rooms. And, since the fashion exhibition is... More 

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