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Dayton International Peace Museum

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Address: 208 W Monument Ave, The Pollack House, Dayton, OH 45402-3015
Phone Number:
+1 937-227-3223
13:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Dayton International Peace Museum is one of the only full-time museums...

The Dayton International Peace Museum is one of the only full-time museums dedicated to peace. The Museum features permanent and temporary exhibits on subjects ranging from peace in art, the history of the Peace Corps, to nuclear proliferation. The Museum houses a magnificent collection of large quilts representing the 12 major faiths of the world that has to be seen to believed. The Peace Hero's Room and the Children's Room provide activities, videos, and displays for all ages and interests. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5pm and is free to all.

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Tribute to Peace Corp

Very nicely done tribute to Peace Corp. I was expecting much of the focus on the Dayton Peace accords, but I didn't really see much there about that. It could have been on one of... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2015
Alan J
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North Canton, Ohio
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank chillianne
peacemuseummedia, Media Director at Dayton International Peace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Chillianne for your kind review of your recent visit to the Museum! We are in the process of creating positive change for peace at the Museum and that includes new programs and exhibits reflecting our changing times. We are happy you enjoyed your visit, especially the Peace Labyrinth Quilt, a visitor favorite. Happy travels! More 

Clayton, Ohio
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

not only is a historical landmark home being preserved...it is a place to spend time to realize historically how important peace is to our world. thru exhibits, education, videos and merchandise PEACE is the message! there is even a kids room to bring them to, to teach peace, tolerance, acceptance of cultures all over the world. great place to learn... More 

Thank nina b
peacemuseummedia, Public Relations Manager at Dayton International Peace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review Nina b,! We have made many improvements at the Museum in the past few months and hope to expand our permament exhibits as well as traveling exhibits and live presentations by speakers and guests. Again, we appreciate your nice review and hope you will return to visit again soon! More 

Union, Ohio, United States
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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This small exhibition center has regularly changing exhibits on aspects of peacemaking in the world. A comfy coffe cafe has videos and books to peruse. The building is an historic Victorian home. The Museum conducts annual Peace Heros Camp for children age 4 to grade 6, an annual Walk for Peace Literacy in September, and awards the Literary Peace Prize... More 

Thank Teresa B
peacemuseummedia, Public Relations Manager at Dayton International Peace Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Teresa for reviewing us at the Dayton International Peace Museum! We have worked hard since your last visit in September to improve the visitor experience and create meaningful exhibits for our guests. We have big plans. We hope you can return for another visit soon. Thanks again! More 

Clayton, Ohio
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I am a Daytonian and proud that we have this museum. However, it offers very little to the visitor for the suggested $8 donation. The first and most grievous issue is that it is NOT ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. Oh, there's a ramp to get up to a door which opens out, into the path of a wheelchair... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Peace Museum is a great place to gain some self awareness of how our culture tends to have an over-emphasis on war leaders a the influence of conflicts in bringing changes. The Peace Museum reminds us of all the people in history who have brought about social change through peaceful means. In a town like Dayton where the local... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is an attempt by a couple of ant-war pacifists to live out their dream. After going carefully through the house, the few things I took from it was, thank goodness for American troops that helped end the holocost. And many countries have appreciated our (USA) intervention in some pretty horrific situations across the world. My husband tried to engage... More 

1 Thank Lynette A
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Very nicely done tribute to Peace Corp. I was expecting much of the focus on the Dayton Peace accords, but I didn't really see much there about that. It could have been on one of the many tributes to peacemakers. There also was a well done room for a Vietnam conscientious objector. There's a lot of 'artifacts' from people's time... More 

Thank Alan J
Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is an interesting small topical museum. It's not quite big enough to make a special trip to, but if you are wondering around downtown Dayton, I recommend stopping in. If nothing else, you can see the classic old house (Pollack House) it resides in which was built in 1877 and is in excellent condition. The museum itself is dedicated... More 

1 Thank William S
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I have been wanting to go to this museum for a while and finally made my way there. The building is in downtown Dayton and free parking is directly behind the building (entry to bldg in front or back of house). It is run by dedicated volunteers and they were very passionate about their calling. I got a personal tour... More 

Thank Nat D
Stover, Missouri
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128 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I first heard about this museum from my dad, a WW ll vet. He flew as a crew member on a B-24. I heard so much about this place. I worked in the Aero Space industry and I wanted to go here too. I have gone 3 times and plan to go in August 2015. From WW l to present... More 

1 Thank Michael F

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