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Q: When is the DAR Museum open?

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?

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?

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?

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. The nearest parking garages open on Saturdays are at 515 20th St NW and 1729 G Street NW. Both are about a half-mile walk to the museum. You can also use a website like to compare garages.

Q: What is the closest Metro station?

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?

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.?

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?

While the museum does not have the space to accept everything offered, the curators would be happy to review your potential donation. Contact to be referred to the appropriate curator.

Q: Can the museum staff identify my antique object or tell me how to care for it?

Possibly. The museum staff’s broad range of expertise in early American decorative arts includes furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, and textiles. Contact to be referred to the appropriate curator. 

Q: Are tours of the special exhibition available?

Yes, tours of the special exhibition are available upon request. Click here for more information about our on-site tours.