DAR Constitution Hall

Concert Hall, Entertainment
1776 D St NW (at 17th St NW)
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 628-4780

Tips

  • Drink before you come
  • The city's largest's auditorium, built to accommodate the annual Continental Congresses. Served as the unofficial cultural center in capitol. Noted work of John Russell Pope. Built in 1928-30.
  • 1929 bldg designed by Jefferson Memorial architect John Russell Pope. There are 7 accepted bloodlines to become a member. In 1983 Eddie Murphy filmed movie Delirious here. Full site history via<LINK>
  • Get cash ahead of time. The bars only take cash and there's only 1 ATM and the line takes forever.
  • Since childhood Franklin D. Roosevelt's favorite hobby was collecting stamps. The night of his 1937 inauguration he left the celebrations early to tend to his stamps.
  • Great venue for standup comedy. Horrible venue for concerts.
  • Best Bartender in here Dreanie. She will get you right. Go down stairs across from picture man. Tell her Nicole sent you. She going hook you up. Believe That. Turndownforwhat turnuptime.
  • Bring cash! The vendors dont accept Credit Cards
  • There's a place in the basement to get some food. Get the sweet potato fries!
  • Each May, Johns Hopkins SAIS holds commencement at this lovely and historic venue!
  • I would agree with another poster that the acoustics here are not great.
  • Acoustics are horrible here!
  • Parking is crazy. Meters run until 10pm... Don't get ticketed!
  • Box Office is on the D Street side.
  • The acoustics here are the worst
  • Janet Jackson rocked it.
  • If you're here for a graduation, bring an airhorn.
  • The seats are a little crammed, but they're really comfortable. If you wanna be baller then get a seat upstairs along the rail.
  • President Bush signed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 here in December, the first Medicare bill to provide prescription drug benefits to senior citizens.
  • The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 by Mary Simth Lockwood, Mary Desha, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington. Watch this YouTube for more history.

Nearby places

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW)
675 15th St NW (at G St NW)
2 15th St NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW)