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The Global Peacebuilding Center is the public education program of the U.S. Institute of Peace. At present, our educational programs cater to middle school and high school age students and educators; USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management & Peacebuilding fields inquiries from college/university and graduate student groups. On an occasional basis, as capacity permits, we host briefings for civic groups and other public audiences, and it is anticipated that this broader engagement will increase in the future.

To inquire about a visit here for an educational program, please fill out our Visit Request Form and email this document to  The Visit Request Form can also be found at the bottom of this page as a Word document.

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Our Location

The U.S. Institute of Peace is located at the “war and peace” corner of the National Mall, near the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials, and the U.S. Department of State.

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Get Here

The U.S. Institute of Peace is located at 2301 Constitution Ave., NW. When you arrive for a pre-booked program, please use the entrance on 23rd St NW.

Charter buses should travel southbound on 23rd St NW between Virginia Avenue NW and Constitution Avenue NW. There is a bus drop-off area on the right on 23rd St NW just past the Institute’s main driveway.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to pass through security.


The U.S. Institute of Peace is a short walk (0.6 miles) from Metro’s Foggy Bottom – GWU (Blue/Orange line) metro stop. At street level, turn right onto 23rd Street NW and walk south toward Constitution Ave NW (away from the traffic circle).

You can plan your trip on public transportation by visiting Metro’s website at


Public parking is not available at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). However, there are several public parking garages near USIP, and street parking is available nearby.


Groups may seek to organize their visit to the U.S. Institute of Peace between the working hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Prepare for Your Visit

  • Encourage your group to learn more about the world of international peacebuilding by earning stamps in their Virtual Passports. Users collect stamps as they complete quizzes and activities, and gain new knowledge and skills in peacebuilding.
  • Begin introducing peacebuilding themes and skills into your classroom by using the Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, the Global Peacebuilding Center’s curriculum guide.

Stay Engaged After Your Visit



  • Find more free resources, lessons, and activities on the Global Peacebuilding Center’s website.
  • Join a community of educators interested in teaching about peacebuilding and contribute to our Educator Forum.


Please contact us at with any further questions.

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Learn more about the broader set of public programs offered by the United States Institute of Peace.