German-American Heritage Museum of the USA

German-American Heritage Museum of the USA The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA, or GAHM, is located in the Penn Quarter's Hockemeyer Hall in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America.

The GAHM is sponsored by several German and American organizations. The museum, headquarters of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA, traces the 400-year long history of Germans in America from 1600 to now.HistoryHockemeyer HallJohn Hockemeyer was a German man whom emigrated to the United States. After the Civil War, he became a wealthy merchant and a leader among Washington D.C.'s German community. In 1888, Hockemeyer constructed a Victorian townhouse that a local center for the city's German-American business community and a meeting place for various German clubs and organizations, some of which Hockemeyer was a member of. In October of 2008, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA purchased this building to establish the museum.

Operating as usual

Address

Washington D.C., DC
20001

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+1 202-467-5000

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