The National Museum of American Diplomacy 

is a museum under development dedicated to telling the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy.

We are a public-private partnership currently raising funds for the completion of the museum.

Explore our progress…

The Discover Diplomacy hall introduces visitors to the practice of diplomacy today.

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Theatre stylistic and atmospheric

The Orientation Theatre will introduce visitors to the Department of State, and the professionals and citizen diplomats who practice diplomacy every day.

Life Size world map with interactives

Diplomacy is Everywhere will be an impressive interactive world map showing the  24/7 presence and worldwide impact of American diplomacy.

Selfie location with speakers podium official looking

The Spokesperson’s Podium will feature recent acquisitions from the CBS drama series Madam Secretary.

In the History of American Diplomacy hall visitors will see that diplomacy is, and always has been, dynamic, intensely engaging, and often dangerous work.

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Hall 2 Great Seal and other artifacts

Come face-to-face with the actual Great Seal, still in use today to authenticate treaties.

Pirate themed gallery with films and interactive table

Explore how the story of the Barbary Pirates demonstrates the role American diplomacy played in promoting security, prosperity, and free trade in the early 18th century.

Cold War Gallery featuring Vietnam

Become immersed in the Cold War, and explore diplomatic relations around the world during this volatile period.

The Art of Diplomacy hall invites visitors to try their hand at diplomacy with exciting exhibits and interactive experiences.

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Hall 3 Theater with 20 students interacting with large screen in front

Be A Diplomat by role-playing in a historical scenario and practicing your diplomacy strategy skills.

artifact gallery including Operations Center and watch floor

Experience the Operations Center, the State Department’s crisis management unit, with immersive real events such as the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis.

Hall 3 gift vault with many artifacts

Wander through the Gift Vault to see actual gifts foreign nations have presented to Secretaries of State.

The Founding Ambassadors Concourse hall is a dynamic space for students, special programs, and exhibits.  It also offers visitor amenities.

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Hall Four featuring exhibit and berlin wall

View the Signature Segment of the Berlin Wall, once a symbol of division, now a symbol of the power of diplomacy.

Speaker in front of monitor with fancy gala in front

The National Museum of American Diplomacy already boasts robust activities, including scholarly panels, special events, and a space for education programs.

To get a taste of the content for the future museum, visit our preview exhibit

Diplomacy Is Our Mission.