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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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1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
National Mall
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"period rooms"
in 60 reviews
"american revolution"
in 25 reviews
"family history"
in 8 reviews
"open house"
in 4 reviews
"research library"
in 4 reviews
"white house"
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"state rooms"
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"central library"
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"period clothing"
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"historical rooms"
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"different periods"
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"special exhibit"
in 6 reviews
"docent tour"
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"step back in time"
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"history lovers"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was at the DAR Museum in May 2017 during my annual trip from Tokyo to visit my son who works in DC. I was there on a week day, luckily in time for a "private" docent tour! I had so many questions, and I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum with exhibits from each state. The staff is friendly and helpful. The exhibits do change.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

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DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! The main gallery will re-open at the end of June 2018. We hope you come back to check it out.

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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...

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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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DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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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.

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DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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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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DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite events, too! We're glad you had a nice time and we hope you'll come back.

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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.

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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

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DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return.

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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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