About DAR Museum
Let’s explore! Enjoy a journey at the DAR Museum as you discover what life was like in early America. View furniture, textiles, toys, ceramics, glass, silver, and musical instruments shown throughout themed period room settings and two galleries. Families can enjoy tours and activities either on their own or staff-led. There is something for everyone. Girl Scout and school programs are also available. Visit www.dar.org/museum for information on programs and dates offered.
October through May, on select Saturdays, enjoy these FREE family programs.
Fun Family Saturdays! – Parents and children ages 5 and older can make early-American crafts like Victorian Valentines, clothespin dolls, and Christmas crackers, just to name a few.
Colonial Adventure – Parents and children ages 5–8 learn about the life of an early-American child through an interactive tour, and children get to wear period clothing
July and August children ages 8-13 can attend one week-long day camps.
Junior Historian Camp – Children ages 9-13 dress in uniform to learn about history and historic preservation, and museums and the National Park Service. This camp includes hands-on activities, projects, tours, and a visit to the Presidents Park/White House area.
Colonial Camp – Children ages 8-12 dress in period costume to learn about life during Colonial times. This camp includes cooking, dancing, hands-on activities, and a field trip.
Year round families of all ages can visit the museum for special exhibition family guides and scavenger hunts, hands-on learning for children in the Touch of Independence Education Center, and tours of the period rooms. Be sure to visit the Gift Shop for Colonial toys and dolls, jewelry, books, and other museum-inspired items.
Open Monday – Friday 9:30-4:00 and Saturdays 9:00-5:00; Closed Sundays, national holidays, and for one week from late June to early July.
1776 D St. NW
Washington, DC 20006