What is DAR?

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based, women's organization for those who are directly descended from a person involved in aiding the cause of American independence.

The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization. When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 170,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors, and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities.


Membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as a descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome.

Who can join the DAR?

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

By attending our chapter meeting, you will meet our volunteers who have the experience to assist you in obtaining your goal of DAR membership.

Why should I become a member of the DAR?

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Through participation in the programs and activities of the DAR, you can continue this legacy by supporting historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavors. In addition, through a local chapter, you can make lifelong friends and establish a network of contacts in your community and all over the world. Some of the most remarkable women that you will ever hope to meet are here in the DAR.

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