DCDAR Welcomes You!
Interested in getting involved in your community? Come join the 1,100 District of Columbia Daughters who are making a difference by serving their community and country through encouraging historic preservation, supporting education, and promoting patriotism.
The District of Columbia State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DCDAR) is a multigenerational women's volunteer service organization, with more than a third of its membership under forty. If you can trace your lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution, we would be honored to have you join us as a member of one of our 18 chapters in the District of Columbia State Society. Find out more about Membership here.
Enjoy exploring our website and we look forward to hearing from you.
Janet McFarland, State Regent 2016-2018
State Regent 2016-2018
What We Do
Fostering good citizenship and welcoming new citizens at naturalization ceremonies;
Educating our youth and promoting literacy;
Providing continual stewardship of the District of Columbia boundary stones, our nation’s first national monuments; and
honoring and supporting veterans.
Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR.
We look forward to welcoming you as
an active member of DCDAR!
Our Mission Areas:
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Here’s to all the men that support their wives and daughters in their DAR activities. We couldn’t be here without you. #fathersday
The Mary Washington chapter was named for the mother of George Washington. When the chapter charter was signed on February 13, 1893, members numbered 201, of which 125 were also charter members of NSDAR, including founders Mary Smith Lockwood, Mar...
Can you spot an error? While “Washington Crossing the Delaware” contains the Stars and Stripes, this is inaccurate. The events of the painting take place in 1776, but the flag shown isn’t adopted until 1777. The flag most widely used by Wash...
State Historian Lisa Tenges Adams: "I have met many wonderful ladies in the DAR. We are a diverse group of women representing different backgrounds and perspectives and we've been united by a love of patriotism and historic preservation." Make su...