Welcome to the Georgia State Society, DAR!

WELCOME to our beautiful state where almost 8,000 Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution are “Inspired” to promote Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to dedicated to preserving American HIstory, securing America’s future through better education for children, and promoting patriotism.

DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for under-served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. Any woman 18 years or older regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Georgia Daughters welcome you to JOIN-DAR!  We are eager to help YOU find the Patriot in your family so you may be a part of this 133 year old service organization!

Inspired to serve DAR,

Betty Harrah, State Regent 2022-2024

Harrah Administration:

“Inspired to serve and promote Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.”

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalms 118:24


  • Implementation of the Historic Restoration and Preservation Plan of Meadow Garden
  • The Gate of Opportunity Scholarship at Berry College
  • Chapter Adoption of foreign US bases/posts with care packages to our service members and their families abroad

Georgia Symbols

State Flag

State Bird – Brown Thrasher

State Flower – Cherokee Rose

The Peach State

Motto: Wisdom, Justice, Moderation, and Courage

Daughters of the American Revolution

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today’s society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.

DAR members participate in a wide variety of Historic Preservation projects as it is crucial to saving our history for future generations.



The DAR is passionate about educating America’s youth and supports a variety of different programs, contests and awards to help further this goal.


Patriotism is the foundation of the many DAR activities that take place in local communities across the country.

Historic Agreement Signed

November 2021 – “The Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield Association, Inc (BCRWBA). and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) have signed a “historic” agreement to work together to preserve the Brier Creek Revolutionary War Battlefield located on the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area.

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Historic Meadow Garden receives Excellence Award

ATLANTA, April 17, 2020— The Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution received a statewide preservation award for Excellence in Stewardship from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Meadow Garden was built in 1791 as the home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and English.

American Spirit

The beautifully designed, award-winning American Spirit magazine shares the National Society’s love of American history, preservation and genealogy with readers around the world. Each issue celebrates our uniquely American story through a selection of historical subjects from the Colonial period through the early decades of the new republic. American Spirit’s combination of compelling, informative feature articles and recurring departments devoted to Revolutionary patriots, historic homes, heritage travel, the DAR Museum collection and more is designed to appeal to the diverse interests of our 45,000-plus subscribers.

DAR Schools

DAR Supported Schools

Since 1903, the Georgia State Society has been helping children in remote mountain areas receive an education. Click the SCHOOLS button to read about all schools supported by the NSDAR.

DAR Museum

The DAR Museum supports NSDAR goals of historic preservation, education, and patriotism by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the material culture and social history of pre-industrial America.

Period Rooms

The 31 period rooms at the DAR Museum tell the story of the American domestic interior. The rooms date from the 1690s through the 1930s. Reflecting how people furnished their houses, the rooms illustrate a wide range of cultures and regional differences.

The Georgia Room of the NSDAR Museum is modeled after the “Long Room” of Peter Tondee’s Tavern in Savannah, Georgia. The furnishing plan is based on Tondee’s estate, and objects for the room were carefully chosen to fulfill that plan.

Tondee’s Tavern was the preferred meeting place of the “Liberty Boys,” a group holding up the common cause of freedom in Georgia. Much to the indignant outrage of Royal Governor Wright, a liberty pole was erected in front of the tavern in 1775. In 1776 those at the tavern celebrated with numerous readings of the new Declaration of Independence, signed by three men from Georgia: Lyman Hall, George Walton, and Button Gwinnett.

Peter Tondee (1723 – 1775) Tondee came to Savannah in the first year of the founding of the Georgia Colony, 1733. He co-founded the Union Society and, as proprietor of Tondee’s Tavern in Savannah, was a member of the Liberty Boys and a delegate to the Georgia Provincial Congress of 1775. He died in October 1775.