The DAR Museum is a decorative arts museum. It collects furnishings, ceramics, glass, textiles, and household items that were made and used in America through the early 20th century. You will see 31 period rooms (each arranged to look like a different time and place in American history), a main gallery with an exhibit that changes annually, and a study gallery where you can get close to the museum objects.
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.
No, you may explore the museum at your own pace any time during open hours. We do offer optional guided tours.
While the museum does not have the space to accept everything offered, the curators would be happy to review your potential donation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be referred to the appropriate curator.
Possibly. The museum staff’s broad range of expertise in early American decorative arts includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, and textiles. Contact email@example.com to be referred to the appropriate curator.