LEARN THE PAST. CHANGE THE FUTURE.
Celebrate the actions of the past and recent peace activists at The International Peace Museum. View one-of-a-kind exhibits, attend events, and join our community.
As a member of the Museums for All program, those receiving SNAP benefits can gain free admission during our regular business hours.
Welcome to The International Peace Museum
Our mission is to inspire people to work for greater peace and compassion through education and collaboration.
Founded in 2004, The 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. The Dayton International Peace Museum was founded by J. Frederick Arment, Ralph and Christine Dull, Steve Fryburg and Lisa Wolters.
The International Peace Museum is organizing a special program for January 2024- April 2024. Stay up to date with the most recent news!
Peacebuilder StoriesLearn More →
Gandhi Original Photo CollectionLearn More →
Kadir Cannon CollectionLearn More →
The Dayton Peace AccordsLearn More →
Lessons of the Dayton Accords
Nationalism and xenophobia were at the root of the brutal war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Unfortunately, these tactics are not new, and they are becoming common again as new political leaders around the world use nationalism to rise to power. It is up to peace-loving people to be just as passionate about a world that celebrates diversity and difference. Visit our full digital exhibit on the Dayton Peace Accords, and the aftermath of the war in the former Yugoslavia.
The museum serves as a gathering place for everyone and offers programs that celebrate music, art, books, film, new ideas, and fresh, often under-represented voices to the conversation. The museum’s success depends on supporters and volunteers like you. The more support we have from the community, the more we can offer in the future.
This was my first time visiting the Peace Museum and I’m glad that I did. The team was friendly, informative & was passionate about introducing us to the museum. You should stop off for this hidden gem in Dayton to experience the changing exhibits, check out their library or bring the kids to put on a puppet show.
The museum is a place to spend time to realize how important peace is to our world, thru exhibits, education, videos and to teach peace, tolerance, acceptance of cultures all over the world.