One of the most unique concert halls in Washington, D.C., is DAR Constitution Hall, which is not only situated on The Ellipse southwest of the White House, but it is also the largest concert venue in the District. The venue’s prime location in the heart of the nation’s capital means that it’s important to book DAR Constitution Hall parking in advance of the show with ParkWhiz. The concert hall was constructed to house the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, but it also was intended to host concerts. The venue opened to the public in 1929 utilizing a Neoclassical design by architect John Russell Pope, and remains the largest concert hall in the city with a seating for 3,702 guests. In order to accommodate that many patrons while keeping them in sight of the stage, it was built in a U-shape. The U is formed by tiered seating, along with an orchestra level and 52 boxes. 51 of the five-seat boxes represent the fifty states of the Union along with the District of Columbia, and the 52nd being the singular Presidential box to represent the President. Every president, going back to the days of Calvin Coolidge, has visited the storied venue for a show at least once during their term. The venue was the initial home of the National Symphony Orchestra, hosting it from 1930 to 1971. In addition to holding countless concerts, DAR Constitution Hall has been host to tapings of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, the National Sports Awards, the Country Music Awards and meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. This historic venue is one of the best places in the city to attend a concert, so it’s important to book DAR Constitution Hall parking ahead of time with ParkWhiz.
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