Join Manor House

By joining DAR, you join 185,000+ women to form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

To join Manor House, contact us. Our chapter regent, registrar, and membership chair will assist you in putting together your application and perhaps finding ancestors who supported the American Revolutionary War that you never knew you had! For additional information on membership in the National Society, click here.

Attend a Meeting

All prospective members are invited to join us at a chapter meeting. Manor House NSDAR regular chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday evening of each month (September–May) at various locations across the District of Columbia. Meetings begin with social time, including refreshments and snacks, at 6:30 p.m., followed by a formal chapter meeting at 7:00 p.m. The chapter is committed to ensuring that meeting locations are metro-accessible. If you are interested in attending, please contact us.


Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution come from diverse backgrounds with a wide variety of interests. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove direct lineal, bloodline descent from patriots of the American Revolution is eligible to join.

Patriots may include: signers of the Declaration of Independence, members of the Continental Congress, State Conventions and Assemblies and those who contributed military service, civil service and/or patriotic service. Patriotic service casts a wide umbrella, including: signers of the Oath of Fidelity and support or Oath of Allegiance; members of the Boston Tea Party; defenders of forts and frontiers; doctors, nurses and others who aided the wounded; ministers who gave patriotic sermons; service of Spanish troops and/or French nationals who aided the American Revolution; and those who provided material aid, such as food, supplies, and more. A complete list of acceptable service is available on the NSDAR website.

Additional Resources

You may learn more about the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at and the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution at