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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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 Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Is it just 70-75 yrs that these barbaric acts were committed with not an ounce of humanity. Of course there are stories of great heroism also. That's what keeps the world going.A MUST WATCH. This should never be repeated or condoned again.

Thank geetanjali770
Reviewed yesterday

There is much in this museum - it is heart wrenching of what was done to people and you see the evil that was done to them. It is a reality check and an appreciation of those that made it out alive.

Thank dawncW6726BB
Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommend this tour as the history and information is incredible. Lots and lots of pictures. Not recommended for small children

Thank KWRref
Reviewed 2 days ago

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a very interesting and moving museum. It is not very big but it has a lot of information about the Holocaust.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. What an experience. It's hard to even describe the quiet dark journey through the museum. Most everyone was not talking. The exhibits are so emotional and eye opening. This is a must see!! Get tix early online though if going during tourist season.

1  Thank nestingdoll
Reviewed 2 days ago

Talk about a gut wrenching and thought provoking walk through history! Very interesting museum that makes you glad you didnt have to live through this time!

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of those museums that you need tickets for. We went in April and they do offer a limited number of tickets available online the morning you plan to attend (if you arrive during high travel periods you need to get tickets online...More

Thank hbratulich
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very solemn and important museum to tour (small entrance fee and requires a "timed" entrance). There is no way this is good for young children to see....but very moving and important for adults to visit....you'll learn so much more than you have ever learned...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This should definitely be on the list of must see while in Washington D.C. You must have a ticket to enter the main part (not the lobby), but tickets are free of charge. One of the best parts is a table they have set up...More

1  Thank CGAmos
Reviewed 3 days ago

What worth a visit; though obviously the content is harrowing. Everyone should go there to try to make sure such hate & dreadful events never happen again.

Thank BrendaMaidenhead
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Are there any private tours of only the Holocaust Memorial Museum? Thank you!
30 May 2017|
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Response from efinkles713 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the response delay, but like the others, I don't know. I'd check the website or call the museum. Enjoy DC!
Debbie V
I have timed passes for a visit next week. Do I just enter the museum with the passes or do I have to stand in the line along the side of the building?
29 May 2017|
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Response from E1447ILkellyp | Reviewed this property |
you do have to get in line but it moves through quickly
Cassandra J
Hello--How early do tickets get released online for the timed-ticket system? I am trying to get tickets for the 2nd week in June and it appears that there are no tickets available at all for any future dates from April - July. I didn't know we needed to reserve tickets 3 months + in advance. Also, if we are not able to obtain a timed-ticket for entry, what are you suggestions for day-of tickets? Thanks so much for your help!
27 March 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello Cassandra, The Museum releases tickets in November. Tickets are only required for one exhibition in the Museum which is "The Holocaust 1933-1945". Currently, we are out of advanced tickets for the month you are... More