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Museum

Q: When is the DAR Museum open?
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Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed: Sundays and federal holidays

Q: Is there a charge to see the DAR Museum?
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No, a visit to the DAR Museum is free! Groups of 10-40 may make advance reservations for a docent-led tour; the charge for that is $5 per person. 

Q: Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
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Yes, with the assistance of a security staff person the DAR Museum is accessible by wheelchairs and other mobility devices. The accessible entrance is on C Street. Please call the front desk at 202-879-3220 for further instructions on access. 

Q: Is there parking?
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There is no parking lot at the DAR Museum. On most days some metered street parking is available. Nearby garages can be found on Pennsylvania, 17th, and 18th streets.

Q: What is the closest Metro station?
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The closest metro stops are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line), which are both about half a mile from the museum entrance.

Q: Do I need to arrange for a special tour of the museum?
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No, you may explore the museum at your own pace any time during open hours. We do offer optional guided tours.

Q: Can I experience the DAR Museum without visiting Washington, D.C.?
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Yes! You can take a Virtual Tour of the museum’s period rooms, view our Current and Past Exhibitions, and see Featured Museum Objects online. You can also request a Portable Education Program to be shipped to you.

Q: How can I give something to the DAR Museum?
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While the museum does not have the space to accept everything offered, the curators would be happy to review your potential donation. Contact museum@dar.org to be referred to the appropriate curator.

Q: Can the museum staff identify my antique object or tell me how to care for it?
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Possibly. The museum staff’s broad range of expertise in early American decorative arts includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, and textiles. Contact museum@dar.org to be referred to the appropriate curator.