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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
National Mall
+1 202-488-0400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 30, 2002

This Memorial and Museum is one of the most important installed in the DC mall, and the most haunting. It is definitely not in the light-hearted category of the Air and Space or the Natural History Museum, nor is it meant to be. It is,...More

34  Thank Valerie S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 13, 2005

Wanted to put in a quick tip. There are two security checkpoints on opposite sides of the building. The lines are not usually the same length due to tour groups that show up and fill the line on one side. If your line seems long,...More

14  Thank ArcticLlama
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, this is a must see for everyone. The museum and exhibits are so well done and the lay out tells a story. A story that you hope we will never see repeated.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the Best Museum we've ever been to. Totally frank and unfiltered Presentation of what must never be allowed to happen again. Holocaust Museum needs to commended for how it is set out the displays and exhibitions, and it's respect for the victims of...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you only see one museum in Washington DC, make sure the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is it. An impressive piece of architecture, the museum is well curated and well planned- moving one effortlessly through the large space while telling a compelling story. The...More

Thank FTLFan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We toured this museum with our 11 year old. Daniel’s story is an exhibit specific to children. It tells the story of Daniel a young child pre war and then Daniel during the Nazi years. It was absolutely soul wrenching but such an important lesson...More

Thank Hawkgirl72
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this memorial twice and it was even more moving the second time. It reminds us of the atrocity driven by hate and a maniacal dictator. It is very emotional so I don’t recommend it to children necessarily. It is an important...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum, probably one of the best in DC. Very moving museum with some incredible displays and information.

1  Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well done. The USA should have a 911 museum in DC as well. Sobering. Great documentation and the process of the museum is very thoughtful and intentional. It’s convicting and could happen in our present day as well.

Thank mwagg60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is a MUST. The facility is massive and beautiful. Complimentary entry and staff to assist you if needed. The heartbreaking tale of a culture and genocide told through amazing displays and multilevel floors of exhibits and audio-visual displays. It would take multiple days...More

Thank CPtravellers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent layout, special experience that leaves one reflecting. Save time to go through. A must do.

Thank JoofC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a great historical museum. This history evokes emotions. It is profoundly a sad time in the history of mankind. Hopefully this museum will spread awareness so that nothing like this will ever happen again. Great stories of people from that time and great...More

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July 22, 2018|
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Response from JBMartiniguy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just re-read your question, check you bag at your hotel and go back and get it otherwise you may have to wait outside while the rest in your group visit. There are also a few hotels nearby that may let you check your... More
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard in DC. Best to park at a metro station in VA or MA and take the metro.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Sandi M | Reviewed this property |
It’s hard to park anywhere in DC. I’d recommend Uber or Lyft. Then you don’t need to be concerned with parking.