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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.

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.
  • Docent-Led Tours: $3 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.