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National Museum of American Jewish Military History

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Small and Focused on American Jews Military Service

This is a small museum, an hour is enough. But take your time, read and listen to the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
New York City, New York
Small, but Mighty

This museum is great for Jews and military history buffs. It details the contributions of Jews in... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Golden, Colorado
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1811 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1603
+1 202-265-6280
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a small museum, an hour is enough. But take your time, read and listen to the audio/visual displays and allot two hours if you can. This is not a museum about the wars the US has been involved in. It's focus is about...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This museum is great for Jews and military history buffs. It details the contributions of Jews in most of America's battles. It was amazing to see that over 4% of our troops were Jewish during wars, while the American Jewish population is under 1/2%. Excellent...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I found this little museum when I saw signs for it while walking near Dupont Circle. While small, it is well-curated with interactive exhibits. You can view photos and see artifacts from a number of conflicts. Appropriate for families with older children.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I walked pass a sign from Connecticut Avenue and noticed the name of the museum. Follow the sign from Connecticut Avenue and I found museum is located at the corner of 18 and R street N.W., in the same building with Jewish War Veterans of...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 8 March 2016

A fascinating and well-curated collection of unique artifacts that bear witness to the role of Jews, whether they were drafted or volunteered, in numerous American military actions from the Revolutionary War to the present day. The wide-ranging exhibits here are designed to provoke thought and...More

Thank BVR
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My dad was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, America's oldest veteran's association with roots in the Civil War. I have often wanted to visit their museum in Washington but their schedule and mine never matched. This summer they are opening Sundays from 1...More

1  Thank Chimesboss
Reviewed 22 July 2015

On my recent trip to DC, I was staying in the Dupont Circle area and noticed signs for the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, so I decided to pay it a visit. As others have noted, it is a small museum, but it...More

1  Thank bzygo
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

small but interesting museum my father was a WW2 veteran who earned many medals brought grandchildren here to experience.

1  Thank kso2000
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is a small museum, but contains some interesting artifacts from the Revolutionary War and beyond. Although it tries to focus on Jewish participation in the military, many exhibits are more about the wars themselves. Still, if this is your interest, I would go. Free....More

1  Thank Cruise_Ship_Tony
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This small but moving museum has just opened its beautiful new permanent exhibit on Veteran's Day....a most fitting date since it honors all veterans, but in particular Jewish veterans who have and still are accused of not serving in our military. It traces Jewish military...More

4  Thank PDP2010
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