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DAR Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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A museum and Library worth the trip.

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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 It had two floors with rooms with historical content.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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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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586 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank RICART75
Lincoln, Nebraska
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The current exhibition on fashion, An Agreeable Tyrant, is a must, but even after it's gone the museum is definitely worth a visit. Multiple period rooms spread throughout a lovely building represent different time periods in American history, and each has information geared both for adult and child visitors. New interactive kiosks allow you to put together a chair or... More 

Thank Gen B
Waterbury Center, Vermont
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprise find. Hours of exhibits to peruse of period furniture, clothing and decor. Like a small Smithsonian. Free to tour. Also a huge, beautiful library filled with genealogical data. Find your Revolutionary War ancestor! The DAR flies under the radar but should be on your list of places to see when in D.C.

Thank NorSkiVT
Front Royal, Virginia
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank momE1
Rhode Island
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

Thank QNPoohBear
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Reviewed 31 January 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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