Daughters of American Revolution House
Historical exhibits and state fair artifacts
The D.A.R. house opened its doors for the first time in 1936 at the Texas Centennial Exposition. It was known then as the Continental Oil Company's "Hospitality House." Visitors to the exposition could rest on the structure's grand veranda or explore other Centennial Exhibition offerings in Texas at the travel bureau inside.
In 1938, the oil company donated the building to the Daughters of the American Revolution. Today, the D.A.R. house is open to the public only during the State Fair of Texas, showcasing historical items belonging to D.A.R. members.
Among the more interesting artifacts in the house is an original Quanah Route Day badge featuring an image of Chief Quanah Parker. There is also a land grant from the days of the Republic of Texas, signed by San Houston, as well as State Fair badges dating to 1888.
You'll find the Daughters of the American Revolution House in Marine Corps Square.