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Educational middle school trips to Washington, D.C. with one eye on American history and the other on finding things fun and cool for young teenagers will be thrilled to visit the National Headquarters of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812. Located at 1463 Rhode Island Ave. NW the museum is dedicated to the memory of the brave men who fought our nation’s second war for independence between 1812-1815.  The United States Daughters of 1812 was founded by Flora Adams Darling on January 8, 1892, exactly seventy-seven years after the Battle of New Orleans, a huge American victory and the last major battle of the War of 1812. Every eighth grader learns about the significance of Andrew Jackson’s triumph over the British in American history class and will experience the event firsthand on his middle school educational tour to Washington, D.C.

Educational trips to Washington, D.C. which visit the museum will see a three-story brick, Queen Anne style house built in 1884.  For over seventy-five years, dedicated members donated books, historic artifacts, memorabilia and furnished the museum with period furniture.  In 1992 the Society purchased the late Victorian house immediately next door.  The second floor of the new building is an exceptional facility dedicated to the 1783-1815 time period.  Twenty years ago the properties were place on the National Register of Historic Places, always a good starting point for your next middle school trip to Washington, D.C.