Museum Closure in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic until Further Notice

We regret to inform you that the German-American Heritage Museum will be closed starting tomorrow, March 14, due to the unpredictable nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the associated public health risks.

The health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, and staff are a great priority for us. We continue to closely monitor and evaluate developments of the corona virus (COVID-19), and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, as well as local health and government authorities.

Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia have all declared states of emergency and/or public health emergencies, and all of us are urged to assist in preventing the spread of this virus.

More information is available at DC Health at, the Maryland Department of Health at, and the Virginia Department of Health at

We continue to monitor the situation, and will update you regarding tours, classes and other programs in April. We encourage everybody to remain vigilant and follow hygiene practices as published by the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a fixed elbow or tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands frequently with (warm) water and soap for 20 seconds.

If you feel ill or experience flu-like symptoms, we urge you to stay home and seek medical care.

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