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National Museum of American Jewish Military History

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Address: 1811 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1603
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Where else will you see a skullcap made out of military camouflage fabric?

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... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 U.S.A. The museum is not visibly obvious from the street because of the closed door,... More 

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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 discussion rather than present facile conclusions, making this museum especially well-suited to visit with friends... More 

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Ocean View, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 to 5 PM. We met friends there and went through. It is not a large... More 

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Houston, Texas
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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 has some really great displays and informative information. Additionally, they have several interactive digital exhibits... More 

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Irvine, California
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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.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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. Takes about 45 minutes to see the collection.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 service from the days of Peter Stuyvesant to the present. It also honors those of... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

We really enjoyed this small but very worthwhile museum. A short bus ride from the African American Civil War Museum, which we visited first. (also good). I particularly liked the video on Jewish women in the military - they interviewed a woman who had served in each war: WWII, Vietnam, and the Gulf war about the roles of women. They... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2011

I recently visited the museum with my father, who is a WWII vet and a member of the Jewish War Veteran right after visiting the National World War II Monument.. This small mueseum (near Dupont Circle) chronicles the contributions of Jewish servicemen and women both in wartime and peacetime. Currently, the special exhibits include Jewish Women in the Military,A Mother's... More 

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