Aerial view of the National Museum of American Diplomacy

Spring Open House

May 1, 2024

11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

In Person


On May 1, NMAD will be hosting an Open House to allow the public to view our multiple exhibits.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view our new Spotlight on Diplomacy exhibit on the 1924 Rogers Act: the legislation that created the modern-day U.S. Foreign Service. The exhibit will include items in our collection related to the U.S. Foreign Service, including Chinese flashcards used by new Foreign Service Officers in 1934, and a training pamphlet from 1950. NMAD staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the future of the museum.

Guests will also be able to view the Diplomacy Is Our Mission exhibit and the Signature Segment of the Berlin Wall exhibit.

This fall, the museum will be temporarily closing its doors to begin the next phase of construction on new exhibitions. As a result, this will be one of the last opportunities to view the Diplomacy Is Our Mission exhibit.

Attendees will be required to select one of the time slots. Guests are encouraged to depart by the end of their time slot. The following options are available until capacity is reached:

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please RSVP by April 26, 2024.

Arrival Instructions

NMAD is located at 330 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20006, in the Harry S Truman Building. Visitors must enter at the 21st Street entrance to the U.S. Department of State (the glass building on 21st Street between D Street and C Street, NW).

Please arrive on time to allow ample time for security processing. A government-issued photo ID is required for entry (e.g. passport, U.S. driver’s license).

For further information or if you require reasonable accommodations to attend the event, please contact Emma Guyette (