• A Space to Make Peace:

  • Founded in 2004, the Dayton International Peace Museum raises awareness of nonviolent strategies for achieving peace now and in the future. The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded by J. Frederick Arment, Ralph and Christine Dull, Steve Fryburg and Lisa Wolters. It honors the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended war in Bosnia. Our mission is to inspire a local, national, and international culture of peace. Learn more »

    Located in downtown Dayton, the Museum is housed in the Isaac Pollack House, a three-story structure built in 1865 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum is a 501(c)3 organization and relies on volunteers and private donors for its support. The Museum is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace, which has members in 27 countries, including Germany, Iran, Japan, Kenya, and South Africa.

  • Currently On View:

    • Peace Heroes Room

    • Peace Corps artifacts

    • Dayton Peace Accords

    • Gandhi Photo Collection

    • Climate Crisis and Peace

    • Poverty in Dayton

    • Children’s Room

We really need your help:

A New Fund for Peace

In a year of tragic events in Dayton, it has been harder than ever to sustain the work of peace. And yet a space for peace is more important now than ever! We just established a new fund for the museum through The Dayton Foundation. Please contribute, however small or large you might be able:



We hope you can join for what's upcoming:

  • 23

    Oct, 2019

  • ZENsday

    208 West Monument Ave.

    October 23 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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    Every Wednesday — but always check our Instagram in case we need to cancel a week

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  • 07

    Dec, 2019

  • Saturday Yoga

    208 West Monument Ave.

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

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image of the Peace Museum website as shown on an iPad and iPhone

NOW UPDATED! There are more heroes than fit in our upstairs gallery!

We just expanded this digital exhibit to add even more ways to explore some seriously inspiring people. TXT it to a friend—it works on your smartphone, too!

View online:


Good spot for families - This place so nice. There is an awesome kids room and a library, very impactful though small exhibits. Sweet and knowledgeable volunteer tour guide too. We spent about an hour here and definitely enjoyed our time. —March 2019 on TripAdvisor

Wow! Well worth a stop to tour. I went with friends to see the Peace Labyrinth Quilt display and it was truly unbelievable. I really enjoyed the rest of the museum much more than I expected to, especially the exhibit about the Reynolds family traveling to atomic testing sites back in the day.
—March 2017 on TripAdvisor

Other ways to get connected:

Lend your resources to Peace

We can’t do this without your help! Make a secure one-time or recurring donation online.

Get in the Loop!

Be the first to learn about our upcoming events, summer camp, new exhibits, receptions, contests, music and movies.

Become a Volunteer!

Do you have a passion for peace? Or do you have an interest in creating new exhibits? Bring your talents and join us!

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2019 GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

The Dayton International Peace Museum has a Silver Medal and Seal of Transparency by Guidetar.org. GuideStar rates non-profits on their reliability in reporting legal and tax information, board of trustee data, diversity of boards, communication, statistics on donor giving, and financial stability.

Group Tours

We offer group tours by arrangement at least one week in advance of your visit. Led by museum volunteers, these take 40-60 minutes depending on the group.

Facility Rental Request

The Museum makes the Mansion House and Holbrooke Hall available to various groups on a regular and a one-time use basis.