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Explore the American Home! Each of these 31 period rooms looks like you’re stepping into a room from the past. You can peek into an 1810s bedroom, 1820s dining room, 1860s parlor, and many more. Compare how homes have changed over the years; which features do we still use today, and which have fallen by the wayside? 

Virtual Tour

Until you can come to Washington, virtually step inside the DAR Museum Period Rooms online with this interactive 360 degree photography tour.

Begin the Virtual Room Tour

On-Site Tours

Individuals and Small Groups of 1-9 People:

  • Self-Guided Tours: Free of charge. Available Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Docent-Led Tours: Free of charge, though subject to docent availability. When docents are available, 45-minute tours are given on the hour and half-hour, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Special Exhibition Tours: Self-guided tours of the exhibit are always available free of charge Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A guided tour of the exhibit is offered Thursdays from 1 - 2p.m free of charge for walk-in individuals and groups of fewer than 10 people.

     

Groups of 10 or More:

  • Self-Guided Tours: Free of charge. Available Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Advanced notice for large self-guided groups is appreciated. Contact museum@dar.org.
  • Docent-Led Tours: $5 per person; maximum 40 people. Reservations must be made at least 1 month in advance. Docent-led tours of the period rooms are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For reservations, please contact museum@dar.org or call 202-879-3241.
  • Special Exhibition Tours: $5 per person; maximum 20 people. Reservations must be made at least 1 month in advance. Docent-led tours of the exhibition are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For reservations, please contact museum@dar.org or call 202-879-3241.
  • Quilt Tours: $30 per person; groups of 10-40 people. Subject to staff availability; reservations must be made at least 1 month in advance. Get up close and personal with 8-10 quilts from c.1780-1900! Tour lasts 1 hour. For reservations, please contact museum@dar.org or call 202-879-3241.