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National Museum of American Jewish Military History is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 52-0798339.

Chartered by an act of Congress in 1958, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

Admission is free.

1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-6280
Fax: 202-462-3192

Open M-F 9am-5pm
Check website for Saturday hours. Open Sundays for 6 or more people by appointment only.
Please call (202) 265-6280 to arrange a tour

Getting Here:

  • Metro:

We’re a short walk from Dupont Circle Metro Station. Use the North Entrance at Q St.

  • Bicycle:

Capital Bikeshare station is directly in front of the museum at 18th and R St NW.

  • Parking:

Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood around the museum


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Museum of American Jewish Military History SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.


The purpose of the Museum is to preserve a record of the patriotic contributions of the men and women of the Jewish faith who served during and between times of war in the Armed Forces of the United States and as veterans thereof, from the time of the founding of this country to the present, for future generations by illustration through public education utilizing the Museum’s collections for exhibits, publications and educational programs.

Open Monday - Friday 9 - 5.