Located in our nation's capital, just two blocks from the White House, DAR National Headquarters occupies a full city block and ranks as one of the largest buildings of its kind owned and maintained exclusively by women.

There is much to see and do at NSDAR Headquarters! Visitors are encouraged to take a free docent tour of historic Memorial Continental Hall, or explore the building on their own. Those interested in researching their family's history are sure to lose themselves in the DAR Library, one of the largest genealogical libraries in the country. Experience the artistry and craftsmanship of America prior to the Industrial Revolution in the DAR Museum, which includes two galleries with permanent and changing exhibitions, as well as thirty-one period rooms which reflect a wide range of time and place. The DAR Americana Collection invites you to visit outstanding historical exhibits, which include rare manuscripts and imprints of our nation's past.

The Daughters of the American Revolution welcome you to come and explore all there is to offer at our national headquarters!

Take a peek at some of what you can see and do at DAR National Headquarters:

For more information, visit:

  • Map
  • Directions
  • Group Visits
  • Parking
  • Headquarters Virtual Tour

  • Special Security Notice

    All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

    Directions to NSDAR -by Car

    From Points North (95 South or 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway)

    • Take both routes south to the Capitol Beltway, Rt 495.

    • Take 495 West towards Northern Virginia. From the B-W- parkway, the Beltway will be called 95 North/495 West.

    • Take exit 30, Georgia Avenue/29 South, the 3rd exit after the intersection with 95.

    • Go approximately 2 miles to 16th Street South. This is a large intersection with 16th Street veering off to the right.

    • Go approximately 10 miles to I Street, turn right. At the 2nd light, turn left onto 17th Street.

    • Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    From Western Maryland:

    270 South to 495 West towards Northern Virginia.

    Cross American Legion Bridge, then take next exit to the George Washington Parkway.

    The Parkway will take you across the Theodore Roosevelt bridge and put you on Constitution Avenue.

    Turn left on 18th Street, go three blocks.

    Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    From Northern Virginia:

    Between 6:30 and 9 a.m., 66 East is HOV-2. Between 4 and 6:30 p.m., 66 West is HOV-2. Cars must have at least two passengers to use these routes.

    Take 66 East towards Washington. 66 will take you across the bridge and onto Constitution Avenue.

    Turn left on 18th Street, go three blocks.

    Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    From Points South:

    Take 395 North to Washington Boulevard - Memorial Bridge, Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery. Get in far left lane.

    This will take you across Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge in the center lane.

    At the Lincoln Memorial bear left and follow the road to the left on Henry Bacon Avenue until it ends at Constitution Avenue; make right on Constitution.

    Turn left onto 18th Street, go three blocks.

    Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    Directions to NSDAR - by Metro

    From the Orange and Blue lines (A 10-15 minute walk):

    Take the Farragut West metro stop.

    Exit the station on 17th Street, and walk south on 17th Street towards Constitution. Turn right on D Street.

    On Sundays, you must use the 18th Street exit; walk south on 18th Street and turn left on D Street.

    The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    From the Red Line (A 10-15 minute walk):

    Take the Farragut North metro stop.

    Exit the station on 17th Street, and walk south on 17th Street towards Constitution. Turn right on D Street.

    The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

    Parking

    Metered street parking is available but limited. Monday through Saturday, two hour parking is enforced from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM for most meters.

    There are parking garages located in the area on New York and Pennsylvania Avenues and 17th and 18th Streets.

     

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