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A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tickets are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the...more
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First, I would visit without children if you are interested in doing a lot of reading. Our kids got bored quickly. There are a lot of stories to read. I was expecting more artifacts. You get a card at the beginning and learn the story...More
This was one of the museums which was a must and it didn’t disappoint, everybody should go although very emotional, very well done especially the people who survived there stories are straight from the heart, opens at 10 free admission it was very busy when...More
The Holocaust Museum in DC gave me a lot to think about. The experience of visiting this place is sad, as you would expect. For me, the most moving exhibit is the walkway that visitors can walk upon. Surrounding this walkway is a tunnel on...More
You can not come and visit this museum without getting emotional. Even though you know the history, it is still incredibly powerful to see first hand accounts. The shoe exhibit at the end is exceptionally difficult to observe
We went with our 15 year old son this summer. It wasn’t on our to do list but I’m so glad we did. We zipped through there in 90 minutes but it was absolutely one of the best and worst things we experienced. You have...More
This is a very sad place but most informative. I had no idea of what went on prior to and during the war to so many people. It certainly opened my eyes to so many things. It is history and certainly informative.
This is a well laid out museum that tells you the story from beginning to end. Make sure to watch the short film on how Hitler gained power to better understand how this even happened. It is on the first portion of the exhibit. Make...More
An 8 hour tour of DC generally does not have time for the Holocaust. I think the US Capitol tour is more important. If you have children less tha age 13 you might consider doing just Daniel’s Story at the Holocaust which... More
An 8 hour tour of DC generally does not have time for the Holocaust. I think the US Capitol tour is more important. If you have children less tha age 13 you might consider doing just Daniel’s Story at the Holocaust which take 20-30 minutes.
From what I recall there is a children’s area on the ground floor. But as already advised it is good to talk with the child first. Let them know what to expect. I’m in my sixties and found it very emotional and draining... More
From what I recall there is a children’s area on the ground floor. But as already advised it is good to talk with the child first. Let them know what to expect. I’m in my sixties and found it very emotional and draining. After all we are talking about the murder of millions of innocent people. In my family’s case, dad was a British soldier who liberated one of the extermination camps. The reality of the horror effected him his entire life. I found though that the museum curator/s have been aware of the overwhelming sadness such information could generate and have taken great lengths to present the information sensitively.