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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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Very informative

We went to this museum with our teenage boys. Everyone enjoyed it a lot but it was very long. We... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2013
Scott S
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Glen Allen, Virginia
It was good.

It has much information on criminals. However, so much to read, it gets tiresome halfway through... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2013
Jacqueline A
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Manati, Puerto Rico
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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+1 202-393-1099
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went to this museum with our teenage boys. Everyone enjoyed it a lot but it was very long. We started at 10 in the morning and had to leave around 1 pm to get lunch and we were barely halfway through. The upper part...More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Hi Scott S.- Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the museum! There is a lot of information, but I am glad that you found it informative and tried the simulators! We hope you will...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

It has much information on criminals. However, so much to read, it gets tiresome halfway through. The admission fee was too much ($22) ,in hindsight. The spy museum is much better.More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Hi Jacqueline A - Thank you for visiting the Crime Museum! There is definitely a lot of information throughout the museum, and I understand that reading it can become tiresome. I highly recommend the audio tour as a great option to eliminate some reading! We...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

If you are interested about anything related to crime and punishment, ex-cons, anything relating to this, you will LOVE this place! It is so interactive and so informative. I could have easily spent all day here, if there weren't a million other museums in DC...More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Hi jasonlauren - Thank you for coming to the Crime Museum! I agree- the museum is very interactive and informative. I am so happy that you had a great time and we hope that you will come back and see us! Maybe you can try...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had 3 hours after arriving in DC before our daughter got off of work, and having done everything else in Washington, we thought we'd give it a try...not expecting much...we were delightfully surprised. Entertaining and full of facts you didn't know about some of...More

Thank Kathy L
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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Hi Kathy L. - We are so happy that you decided to visit our museum! The museum has a lot of fun facts and information - I am glad that you were "delightfully surprised" and entertained! We hope that you enjoyed your trip to DC...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This museum is really geared toward adolescents and teens, but for the crime and punishment interest piqued adult, it's not too bad. We had a groupon and so the price was under $15 for the pair, not bad. I wouldn't pay full price for this,...More

Thank Chris D
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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Hi Chris D. - We are glad that you found many of our artifacts to be cool! Thank you for visiting us and for your review - we always appreciate feedback!

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Before I went to the museum I looked on Groupon D.C. and found discount tickets to the museum. As you enter the lines had hand cuffs instead of ropes for you to file thru. We got a kick out of that. We decided to buy...More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Hi seashell482003 - Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you all came to our museum and had a great time! I am especially thrilled that you did our Top Detective Challenge - did you find the missing medallion?? We hope you...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Liked the idea of carrying hand held tour 'phones'. Each display shows a number to dial on your device. Narrator talks about each area throughout the museum.More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2013

Thank you for visiting our museum!! We are glad that you found the museum to be interesting. I think the audio great option to enhance the tour, so I am really happy that you tried it and liked it! We hope you will visit us...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was the kids (teens) pick of the day and boy was it worth it! If you are into something different (at a cost) it was well worth it. I am not into museums, but this one grabbed my attention and the kids loved it....More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Hi Kathleen G - We are so happy that you and your family came to visit our museum and a great time! We are glad that you all were able to take advantage of many of the fun things we have to offer including the...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

My 16-year old daughter and I enjoyed this museum. You journey through crime through time. It flows well. There was a lot of reading, sometimes too much. At times, I was trying to read all the information and others were trying to do the same...More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2013

Hi Zeens- Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you and your daughter came to see us and enjoyed the museum! The audio device is a great alternative that can eliminate some of the reading, while providing some additional info! Maybe next...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I went to this museum because we were in DC during the government shutdown. It was a really interesting museum but there were some parts of their exhibits (mostly hands-on parts) that were not working. They have police car simulations and weapons...More

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CrimeMuseumStaff, Director of Sales at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Dear Kate V - Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our Top Detective Challenge. Our simulators are an intricate part of our Museum and they are never down. We do have our staff sometimes leave to go do bathroom...More

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