• Learn the past. Change the future.

  • Founded in 2004, the Dayton International Peace Museum raises awareness of nonviolent strategies for achieving peace now and in the future. It honors the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia. Our mission is to inspire a local, national, and international culture of peace. About us »

    The Museum is on Courthouse Plaza, 10 N. Ludlow St in downtown Dayton.

  • On View Upon Reopening:

    • Peacebuilders Digital Exhibit

    • Artifacts from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

    • The Story of the Dayton Peace Accords

    • Gandhi Original Photo Collection

    • MLK Original Color Photo Collection

    • The Peace Labyrinth

    • The New Children’s Room

    • International Cities of Peace

    • Building Peace Through the Arts

Welcome to America’s only brick-and-mortar peace museum!

People cannot be expected to end disputes peacefully if they have never learned nonviolent alternatives. Yet, few places exist for the sole purpose of teaching people—especially children—nonviolent approaches to conflict resolution. Our peace museum fills this void.

The Museum is free to members but we suggest a donation of $8 per person for non-members. No one will ever be turned away by their inability to make a donation.

Reopening at our new location in late 2021

10 N. Ludlow St, Dayton, Ohio 45402

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