We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

DAR Museum

Open today: 08:30 - 16:00
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (244)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in D.C. with style
1776 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5303
National Mall
+1 202-628-1776
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Washington DC
from US$13.50
More Info
from US$43.00
More Info
from US$24.26
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
Reviews (206)
Filter reviews
197 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews period rooms american revolution family history different states genealogy library quilt exhibit white house state rooms open house different periods antique toys continental congress preserving history impressive library red cross docent tour showing how
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 197 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an interesting place to hold a wedding Food and cocktails in the Library and the balcony was perfect for speech's You could see into the different period rooms while walking around inside Great dancing in the ball room. Cool venue

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank parcapecod
Reviewed 6 days ago

D.C has so many museums that it is almost overwhelming. I found the smaller ones were amazing and not as crowded. I really like this one. There were rooms decorated in time periods around the revolution. Each one was so detailed and they had written...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Boisenb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is DC's largest Concert Hall, built in 1929. It's original purpose was to house the annual DAR convention; however, it's present day purpose is to offer various concerts by top notch performers, for all ages. It is a beautiful building inside and out with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Critiqueness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

museum. Probably often overlooked because D.C. is full of interesting things to do. I have been to D.C. close to thirty times and never thought to visit. I spent about two and a half hours but talked to the docent quite a bit as I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Explore this expansive building with a period room from most States decorated in Revolutionary war time period decor. Small but lovely Museum from this time period as well. The concept for this building from roughly 1905 was done by women for women by the Daughters...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Viree B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This museum is primarily a research library, but if you are in the area it is worth a look inside. Staff is not overly friendly but items and costumes give first-hand information about life in previous centuries. The building's interior is lovely and watching a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RachelRaven
DARMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at DAR Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you for expressing your concerns. The museum shares a building with a library and the administrative offices of the DAR, and we are sorry that the proximity to other functions within the building has negatively impacted your experience of the museum. We hope it...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

If you have a little time to spare while in DC make sure to stop by the DAR Museum! While not a large museum, there are many things of interest to check out! Their current displays are lovely.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lace3c
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Not the most well known museum, but a small gem for those looking for something different and less crowds. The building is confusing inside but they have two museum rooms and then various period rooms to visit throughout the place. A quicker place to run...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brittanyzz
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum which was rather small. They had rooms decorated on their 3 floors for the different states during various time periods. We also peaked into the library.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The museum is located on 16th Street not far from the National Headquarters of the Red Cross - which you can visit on the same trip. The Museum has room decorated by each state which are beautiful to see. The hidden gem of this museum...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 349Charles25
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 148 nearby hotels
Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
568 reviews
.28 miles away
State Plaza Hotel
2,032 reviews
.40 miles away
AKA White House
884 reviews
.44 miles away
Hampton Inn Washington, D.C./White House
1,901 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,725 nearby restaurants
GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar
380 reviews
.34 miles away
236 reviews
.31 miles away
M. E. Swing Coffee House
43 reviews
.29 miles away
Chop't Creative Salad
23 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,038 nearby attractions
National World War II Memorial
9,376 reviews
.31 miles away
Renwick Gallery
1,035 reviews
.36 miles away
White House
7,481 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Marilyn M
31 December 2017|
Response from JacquieInFlorence | Reviewed this property |
I usually use Uber or Lyft in D.C. They arrive quickly and have been very friendly.
13 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.