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No Pamphlet or Ticket
June 13th, 2009
The US Department of the Interior is located at: 1776 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20250. Metered street parking is available but limited. There are parking garages located in the area on New York and Pennsylvania Avenues and 17th and 18th Streets. Museum hours are Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Library hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Library is closed on all Federal Holidays. There is a daily fee of 6.00 to use the library for NON DAR members. For them it's free.
The museum gallery is self-guided and open during museum hours. Docent-led tours of the period rooms are available for walk-in visitors on the hour and the half hour, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, subject to docent availability. Self-guided Period Rooms tours are available during museum hours. Admission is free.
Constitution Hall hosts various music and other performances and the only way to know what is going on there (it's not publicized in newspapers etc because of funding) is to go here: EVENT CALENDAR; You can buy tickets for these events at www.ticketmaster.com
The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage-based membership organization of women dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. DAR chapters are involved in raising funds for local scholarships and educational awards, preserving historical properties and artifacts and promoting patriotism within their communities. You can apply for membership with proof of lineage that you stem from a ancestor who participated in the American Revolution, who took part in the Boston Tea Party, one of your ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence or signed the Oaths of Allegiance or Oath of Fidelity and Support; were Civil servants of provisional or State governments, were members of the Continental Congress and state conventions and assemblies, were POW's, Refugees and defenders of fortresses and frontiers; doctors and nurses who aided in Revolutionary casualties and ministers, petitions or others who gave material or patriotic support to the Revolutionary cause. If you can prove with certainty your lineage, you can apply for membership.
There is a gift shop, a place to get snacks (not a full restaurant) and restrooms etc. Wear good walking shoes.
Left to Right: 1) Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall