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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

700 Army Navy Dr., DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
+1 202-307-3463
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Didn't have the time to visit this museum, but it is in one of the office buildings close to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dennis H
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Arroyo Grande
Great little museum in Arlington

Museum has history of drugs, history of DEA, effect of drugs on society and how drugs are illegally... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Rob S
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
  • Excellent43%
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  • Average20%
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700 Army Navy Dr., DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't have the time to visit this museum, but it is in one of the office buildings close to the Residence Inn where we stayed, along the walking route to the Metro, and across the street from the Pentagon City Shopping Mall. We walked by...More

Thank Dennis H
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Museum has history of drugs, history of DEA, effect of drugs on society and how drugs are illegally brought into our country. A must see for every adult and teenager to show the effect of drugs has on America. Museum is small but informative and...More

Thank Rob S
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Lovesmuseums, Director at DEA Museum & Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Friendly staff, small but full museum. Fascinating history of drugs in our country. So sad that we are repeating the opioid crisis that ended 100 years ago. Learned about the drugs, the people on both sides and more. I would not recommend for young children...More

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Lovesmuseums, Director at DEA Museum & Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

It is a small place. The information is priceless. The history is very good and relative. It should be on your need to see list. The gift shop, is small also but packed with some cool stuff.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Not many people would know about this museum. It's a gem near the Pentagon. I spent 2 hours here, and it was time well spent. It goes through how drugs became "popular", who started them, how it's grown, how it is smuggled in places, and...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The museum is wheelchair accessible however there are no nearby parking lots unless you can secure a spot on the street. You will have to park in the Pentagon City Shopping Center and then cross the street outside the Macy store. You will see a...More

Thank Califanna348
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

The DEA museum is pretty small. It is a lot of reading and there are approximately 4 videos playing on loops in different areas; all covering different topics. It appeared to me that the information dates up to 2013. It would have been better if...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

This a museum for learning, and it's relatively small. I stayed an hour or so and read everything about every exhibit. If you can only do some of it, I'd recommend the earlier history sections. Many people touring the National Mall take the subway to...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. A lot to read and extremely informational although such sad history and statistics.

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

My husband was in a conference so I took off on my own and being a therapist that deals with a lot of clients with substance abuse I thought this would be an excellent choice of museums, and I was right. Extremely interesting and informative,...More

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