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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interactive, small museum for tweens and above

Small museum but tells a coherent history of the drug trade and the evolution of the DEA. Target... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
phale24
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Interesting history of the agency

Friendly staff, small but full museum. Fascinating history of drugs in our country. So sad that we... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
hagemannj
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Laurel, Maryland
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An educational and historical trip through the lifecycles and effects of illegal drugs in America.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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700 Army Navy Dr., DEA Headquarters, Arlington, VA 22202-4207
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+1 202-307-3463
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small museum but tells a coherent history of the drug trade and the evolution of the DEA. Target audience is probably young adults based on some displays. They are going to be modernizing/updating in 2019. Some displays (videos, interactive monitors, static) are showing the effects...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

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

Thanks so much for visiting.

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Lovesmuseums, Director at DEA Museum & Visitors Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting!

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Walldo
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Califanna348
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Birdy509
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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