National Society United States Daughters of 1812

Liberty, Fraternity & Unity Since 1892

N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library

Library Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

There is no charge for 

admission and the public is warmly welcome.  

**Winter Season**

 Please know that the U.S.D. of 1812 Library and Museum will be closed when the District of Columbia closes school due to snow and incelment weather.  Thank you.

For further information, contact: U.S.D. 1812 Memorial Library

or call (202) 745-1804


1463 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20005

The Memorial Library has a new home with beautiful and appropriate furnishings and space. It is the only library collection in Washington, DC that focuses on the period from the end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815. Indeed, it may be the only such collection in existence.

The collection includes the Archives of Pennsylvania, the Archives of Maryland, and similar official publications of those states most involved with this period. Rosters of militia for most of the 18 states in the Union during this time period are also in the Library collection.  There are more than 5,000 titles in the collection representing some 6,000 volumes.

There is no charge for admission and the public is warmly welcome.  The Library is staffed and assistance will be provided on topics related to the history of the War of 1812 and period from the time of the Revolution.

Assistance can not be offered in genealogy or lineage research.  Limited photocopies are provided at a cost of $.20 per page and microfilm copies at $.50 per page.

To view the holdings of the U.S.D. of 1812 Memorial Library, CLICK HERE.