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The Museum To Come

The National Museum of American Diplomacy will be the first museum to give visitors unprecedented access to the untold stories of how diplomacy has been instrumental to our success as a nation, and how it continues to influence our lives today. the museum is a public-private partnership currently raising funds for the completion of the museum.

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Our Mission

The National Museum of American Diplomacy tells the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy. Through exhibitions and programs, we inspire the American public to discover diplomacy and how it impacts their lives every day.

Benjamin Franklin featured in exhibit
Exhibit on View  Diplomacy Is Our Mission

Discover the often surprising story of how diplomacy has shaped our nation. This exhibit is a preview of the stories and artifacts to be featured in the completed museum.
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Portrait of Lois Roth with flower
Online Exhibit  Her Diplomacy

Discover some of these dedicated women during Women’s History Month and throughout the year.
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Americans welcome plane to assist in their repatriation
Online Exhibit  Bringing #AmericansHome
Learn more about the service of our nation’s diplomats as international first responders to this global pandemic.

Dive Deeper into the World of American Diplomacy

Diplomacy 101

Get an introduction to what U.S. diplomacy is and who conducts it.

Diplomacy Explorer

Learn how the United States operates around the world by exploring our embassies and topics abroad.

Educational Resources

Facilitate understanding and critical thinking of these complex topics with prompts, lesson plans, and a diplomacy dictionary.

Map of the world with embassy locations and call out box

Latest Updates from the National Museum of American Diplomacy

The National Museum of American Diplomacy offers first-hand stories of American diplomacy. See our most recent programs featuring diplomats, foreign policy experts, historians and other people from the ground in our Pavilion’s lower level.