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Washington, D.C. Sights

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (DAR)

  • 1776 D St. NW Map It
  • White House area

Updated 05/23/2014

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The Beaux Arts-style Memorial Continental Hall was the site of the DAR's annual congress until the larger Constitution Hall was built, and now serves as its headquarters. An entrance on D Street leads to the museum, where the 30,000-item collection includes fine examples of colonial and Federal furniture, textiles, quilts, silver, china, porcelain, stoneware, earthenware, and glass. Thirty-one period rooms are decorated in styles representative of various U.S. states,

ranging from an 1850 California adobe parlor to a New Hampshire attic filled with 18th- and 19th-century toys. Two galleries—one featuring changing exhibitions—hold decorative arts. Docent tours of the period rooms are available weekdays 10–2:30 and Saturday 9–4:30. On exhibit through August 2015 is "Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Virginia and Maryland." The museum hosts a lunch lecture series and Family Saturdays; check with the website for dates.

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Sight Information

Address:

1776 D St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006, United States

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Phone:

202-628–1776

Website: www.dar.org

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 9:30–4, Sat. 9–5

Updated 05/23/2014

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