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Transatlantic Connections

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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Transatlantic Connections – Celebrating the German-American Partnership

The connection between German-speaking lands and the United States predates the founding of the respective countries. As of 2022, at least 40 million Americans self-report German ancestry. Immigrants helped build the United States, and immigrants and expats in both nations alike play important roles in promoting transatlantic understanding and an ongoing exchange of people, ideas, and innovations.

Germany and the United States have a long history as allies, partners, and at times, adversaries. Today, the transatlantic alliance is strong as our governments and people work together to address global challenges. We are also connected by educational exchange, sports heroes, pop culture, and much more.

This exhibit is on loan from the Germanic American Institute in St. Paul, Minn.

Stop by the GAHM to learn more about some of the connections Germany and the U.S. share today. From the challenges addressing the Energiewende to German words and traditions that have influenced the United States, this exhibit informs and entertains.


Museum Hours:

  • Tuesdays – Fridays
    from 11 am – 5 pm
For information, tickets, or groups contact the German-American Heritage Foundation at [email protected] or (202) 467-5000.


719 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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