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18th Annual DAR Christmas Open House

  • DAR Memorial Continental Hall 1776 D Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 (map)

Bring your friends and family to the annual public holiday open house!

Free to the public. Reservations are not required.

In the spirit of the giving season, help us to help those less fortunate. Visitors are encouraged to bring new and lightly used children's books to donate to our DAR Open House book drive.

  • Visit the National Christmas Tree across the street at the Ellipse then get out of the cold and join us for refreshments, cookies and a taste of history

  • Experience the elegance and Christmas splendor of Memorial Continental Hall, a Registered Historic Landmark

  • Tour our 31 period rooms depicting scenes of early American life, including some which will be decorated in historic holiday settings

  • Visit the Americana Collection to see their special exhibit Women of Resilience: DAR Service in World War I

  • View other smaller exhibitions on historic Revolutionary War documents as well as famous DAR members

  • Enjoy Christmas music, including caroling from area choirs

  • Have a chance to win DAR door prizes

  • Get a head start on Christmas shopping at the Museum Shop and DAR Store

Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the Open House. Coloring books and crayons will be given out to children.

Earlier Event: December 1
NSDAR and Virginia State Dues and Payments
Later Event: December 15
Outstanding Book Award Entries