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National Museum of Crime & Punishment - CLOSED

575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
+1 202-393-1099
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If you can´t do the time...

The history of crimes and the punishments. You don´t have to go back more than a century (ok, into... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
What a great collection of interesting crime artifacts!

This was great fun to see. The history of crime and punishment is on display, from medieval times... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2015
Patti C
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

The history of crimes and the punishments. You don´t have to go back more than a century (ok, into the 19th century) to find that the punishments were much worse than the crimes committed. The tools to the disposal of the interrogators did create confessions...More

Thank FontanaACS
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was great fun to see. The history of crime and punishment is on display, from medieval times to current day. Plenty of photos and other artifacts from criminals through the ages. An electric chair, noose, gas chamber, outfits worn by serial killers, letters, artwork...More

Thank Patti C
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Can't believe this museum is closing - what a gem! Top floors with historical crime info and bottom with autopsy/crime show information. Very well done!!

1  Thank ladyrbeatty
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Apparently they lost their lease and only be there for another few months. There is a lot to see, You could stay for three or four hours or only an hour if you are not into crime and punishment

Thank Dean01
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We found this museum to be so interesting and we're glad we got to see it before it is no more. I cannot believe all these interesting things will not find a new home so they can continue to intrigue and fascinate all for many...More

1  Thank Patty B
Reviewed 30 September 2015

There was so ,ugh to see in this fascinating museum that it took 3 hours for us to go through and we got tired and rushed the last 45 minutes. The location is so valuable that the landlord wanted more than a million dollars per...More

1  Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This museum was really neat! Didn't get to spend enough time here. Our child got an ear infection the night before and it was not a good day to be visiting. However the oldest child loved it. Especially the counterfeit. It was really difficult to...More

1  Thank da3558
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Sadly this museum is closing. It was fun while it lasted and had a lot of interesting information and interactive exhibits.

1  Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 28 September 2015

"Due to unforseen circumstances" reads the sign taped to the door, this museum is closing on September 30th. Some activities will still be available, according to this notice, such as a walking tour, "forensic educational programs" and team building activities.

Thank beerwriter
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Very informative museum about crime and punishment. It covers from the early days to the present and presents exhibits on many crimes and criminals (some well known, others that were not). We went early on Saturday (11:00, the second entry time) on tickets bought on...More

1  Thank www12345
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