The National Museum of American Jewish Military History 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.

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.

The museum was founded in 1958 by a group of Jewish War Veterans, who saw the value in telling the story of American Jewish Warriors.  It is located in the historic Dupont Circle area, and it is near the Dupont Circle Metro Station, as well as having a Capital Bikeshare station directly in front of the museum.

The museum is open Monday through Friday 9-5, Sundays by appointment, and admission is free.  If you wish to schedule a group tour, please call 202-265-6280 or email