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Museum Rental

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA®

German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™

The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ opened in March, 2010 in a building once known as Hockemeyer Hall. Renovations were completed by the GAHF after acquiring the building in 2008. Located on 6th Street NW in the heart of the old European-American section of Washington, the Museum sits in what is now a thriving commercial neighborhood.

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We are the perfect place!

Looking for a different venue for your events? Consider the German-American Heritage Museum as an option. We are the perfect place for your next meeting, lecture or function.

With the elegant settings of our permanent exhibit, and the added benefit our our changing visiting exhibits, you can offer not only a room for your event, but also an educating and entertaining experience.

The Museum is available for cultural functions, lectures, private and corporate receptions, client/employee appreciations, award ceremonies, holiday parties, and more.

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Call us at 202.467.5000

or email [email protected] to discuss your needs, confirm availability and make a reservation.

  • Parking:
    Nearby parking (Gallery Place/Verizon Center) and Metro access (Gallery Place) available.
  • Capacity:
    100 people (cocktail reception)
  • Equipment:

    60 chairs; 7 cocktail tables; 8 rectangular 6-foot folding tables; AV, speaker’s podium with microphone, and large screen suitable for film screenings, presentations, etc.

  • Museum Exhibit Hall

    Our exhibit space (1200 sq. ft.) fills the entire second floor of our building, a Victorian townhouse and meeting hall. The newly installed floor, made of sustainable and eco-friendly bamboo fiber, adds a beautiful touch.

  • Exhibit Space Front

  • Exhibit Space Back

    • Conference and Presentation Area

      A built-in projector connected to a speaker system and an adjustable screen make presentations a breeze. The system is compatible with PC and many Apple products (e.g., MacBook). Foldable conference tables and chairs can be arranged and configured to your specifications. 

    • Conference Area View B

    • Conference Area View C

      Regular Rates (per hour)

      (9 am – 5 pm with a two-hour minimum)
      (5 – 9 pm with a two-hour minimum)
      after 9 pm until 11 pm at the latest:

      Non-Profit Rates (per hour)

      (9 am – 5 pm with a two-hour minimum)
      (5 – 9 pm with a two-hour minimum)
      after 9 pm until 11 pm at the latest:
      • Tables, chairs and AV use are included in the rental rate.
      Security Deposit


      • If food or beverages are served, a cleaning fee of $150 will be charged.
      • A down payment of 25 percent of the rental fee is due to reserve the space upon signing the contract.
      • The remainder of the rental fee is due in full at least three business days prior to the planned event.
      • Delays of 15 more than 15 minutes will be charged as a full hour.
      • Renters and catering staff may not enter the building prior to the start time of the rental, and must leave the building by the agreed-upon end time, or the renter will be subject to additional charges. Please plan accordingly, and book extra time for set up.
      • Special discounts are available for regular events. If a party enters into an agreement to rent the museum three or more times in a period of 12 months, a 15% discount will apply to the rental rates.

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