Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • International


1900 18TH ST NWWASHINGTON, DC 20009 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We share the rich history, vibrant arts & culture, and spirit of the Palestinian people.


The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to exploring and celebrating Palestinian history, arts and culture. It started in 2015 as a traveling exhibit, visiting over 50 locations across the country, and has now found a home in the heart of the nation’s capital. By sharing the stories of the Palestinian people with those who walk through our doors, we invite the world to discover what unites us all.

The museum:

  • Shares Palestinian stories through historic artifacts, personal narratives, and artistic expression to transcend separation, fragmentation, and boundaries;
  • Connects Palestinians in the United States, Palestine, and the diaspora with each other to evoke pride and dignity, and to impart this to future generations; and
  • Partners with other institutions and connects with broader audiences committed to our shared humanity.


4 reviews Write a review
by Haitham K. (February 14, 2022)
I've been volunteering with the museum since 2020 and I have to say it is definitely an amazing place where one can learn more about Palestinian culture, history, and struggle. There is a great and helpful group of volunteers and it's always felt like a second home. You don't have to be Palestinian to be part of this and learn/make an impact!
by Mohammed E. (January 25, 2022)
I am going into my third year as a volunteer with the Museum and I continue to be inspired by the Museum's mission and the people who stand behind it. Volunteers are encouraged to share their ideas about the exhibit and programming and you truly feel like you have agency and purpose. MPP is a truly welcoming environment and the diversity of our team is a reflection of that.
by Tala A. (January 24, 2022)
The Museum of the Palestinian People is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Palestine! The volunteers are very welcoming and the tours are insightful.
by Khalid K. (January 23, 2022)
Great experience, great people and important work!

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