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When preparing for your trip to DAR Headquarters, please remember to plan ahead. Scheduling your visit as far in advance as possible allows us to reserve the day you choose or to notify you of conflicts. On occasion, major events or security concerns in the nation's capital can lead to street closings and worse-than-normal traffic congestion. Stay updated on weather conditions and the general condition of the city to help eliminate any inconveniences for your group.

All visitors to NSDAR Headquarters are required to wear a DAR Visitor's badge. Visitors will also be subject to security screenings.

DAR Headquarters is one of the largest buildings of its kind owned and maintained exclusively by women. Please enjoy your group's visit to our beautiful buildings, and take the time to explore our many collections.

Visits to the DAR Library

As one of the largest genealogical research centers in the United States, the DAR Library is a prime location to uncover information about your family history. All calls regarding visits by groups of over five people should be made to the DAR Library at (202) 879-3229. Please provide your name and telephone number or that of the group's leader as a contact person.

The DAR Library is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please read the DAR Library Group Visit Guidelines to prepare for your group's visit to the DAR Library.

Visits to the DAR Museum

When visiting the DAR Museum, visitors are invited to view the thirty-one unique Period Rooms that depict regional or period American interiors from the 17th to the early 20th century. For individuals and walk-in groups of 9 or less, tours are free and held on the hour and half-hour subject to docent availability. For groups of ten or more, reservations are required with a fee of $3 per person for docent-led tours. Docent-led tours of the period rooms are available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. only. For reservations, contact the Assistant Curator of Education at (202) 879-3341 or email Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

When docents are not available, self-guides are provided for reserved groups at no cost. For self-guided tours, period rooms are accessible Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Self-guided groups of ten or more are asked to notify the museum of their planned visit at (202) 879-3341 or email The DAR Museum also offers a program for Self-Guided School Tours.

For more information, please visit DAR Museum