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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Opens in 26 min: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
National Mall
+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A comprehensive telling of the story with lots of details I didn’t know. I particularly liked the description of how Hitler came to power. We ended up spending 3 hours here.

Thank ASW1797
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well done,thought-provoking & seemingly historically accurate.Shades of today’s biases.Get there early!& wait in line-worth it!If you don’t get in there is a public open exhibit until you can return.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited the museum, met Anna, 100 year old survivor. After you walk thru the exhibits you will appreciate a democratic state. Also makes me grateful for being born into the US.

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a very serious and somber spot. I highly recommend stopping here. Plan on taking around 3 hours to walk through an important part of history. The kids section is a great place to start with your kids to give them...More

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour is worth the time it takes to go through and view/read everything. Very well done and educational. Not appropriate for younger children. Be prepared for a quiet experience....

Thank LauraH4579
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While a lot of the exhibition halls, museums, monuments and other attractions have plenty of (often too much) wall displays requiring reading, there was none of that at this sobering and substantive memorial. No words were wasted, nothing was redundant. This could be the Number...More

Thank Royce F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The holocaust museum was shocking, I knew the facts but having replicas of stuff from where they lived. The cobblestone Road as you walked it you can imagine them walking to the gates that will be the end. Seeing all the ownerless shoes was a...More

Thank Areta H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very moving Memorial Museum. I would not take young children into this Museum but it is a must see. They have a very extensive display of photos and artifacts in this Museum. I certainly learned eve more than I even knew about...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see. You learn not only about the holocaust but the rise of the Nazis and Hitlers rise to power. The displays, clips, etc. are very emotional and moving. You may encounter people that are having an emotional time getting through all...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is a really dignified and respectful way of telling the story of a horrific period in history. Some exhibits will move you to tears and at the end you are invited to light candles in memory of the victims. I wouldn't say it...More

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Response from JBMartiniguy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just re-read your question, check you bag at your hotel and go back and get it otherwise you may have to wait outside while the rest in your group visit. There are also a few hotels nearby that may let you check your... More
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is hard in DC. Best to park at a metro station in VA or MA and take the metro.
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Response from Sandi M | Reviewed this property |
It’s hard to park anywhere in DC. I’d recommend Uber or Lyft. Then you don’t need to be concerned with parking.