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Who We Are


The Barefoot Beach Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is a vibrant and active group conveniently located in Southwest Florida between Lee and Collier counties.  We have major commitments to our schools, community, and heritage.  A medium-sized chapter, our members are dedicated and active in serving the goals and founding principles of the DAR. 

History:  The Barefoot Beach Chapter was organized on December 7, 1994, in Bonita Springs, Florida. Chapter luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month October through May.  Most of the members live in Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, and Ft. Myers.   We are a part of the Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (FSSDAR) and NSDAR.

Namesake:  Our fun and unique chapter name was derived from the Barefoot Beach Preserve, a beautiful Gulf Coast Park located on the last undeveloped barrier island on Florida’s beautiful Southwest coast.   The Preserve is the result of the ocean currents and the shifts in habitat that occur within a very narrow strip of land with only slight changes in elevation and moisture.  Over 800 feet of beaches and sand dunes support nesting sites for rare sea turtles during the summer season.  Most of our winter and year-round members and residents have come to this region of the country to enjoy this beautiful area.

NSDAR: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit organization, formed in 1891 in Washington, D.C.  NSDAR’s goals are the perpetuation of the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by the preservation of historical relics and locations, as well as records of their individual service, the encouragement of research and publication of historical documents, the promotion of patriotism and love of country, and the support of educational facilities.  The Barefoot Beach Chapter, NSDAR, supports these goals.

Join us: If you would like to know more about becoming a member, please email your request for information to the Webmaster at

Website last updated:  November 6, 2023

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