United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, District of Columbia

100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

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The Museum has many activities appropriate for young children, such as Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story, recommended for ages 8 and up, and the Children’s Tile Wall. The Permanent Exhibition is recommended for ages 11 and up. March through August, you must get free passes to the Permanent Exhibition. Timed passes (from 10 am to 4 pm) are available at the museum on the day of your visit or online in advance.


Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

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Phone: 202-488-0400
URL: http://www.ushmm.org/
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am - 5:20 pm. Closed Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. Holiday, seasonal and extended hours vary. For additional details, check schedule. More Info
Price: Free

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Submitted by: Stephanie K.

This museum is a must-see.  Very informative and educational, but also very sad and haunting. Regardless of how you feel when you enter, by the time you are done with the two-plus hour self tour, you will have found the experience to be extremely emotional. ...

Submitted by: Chenney C.

A self-guided tour that is a truly amazing, intimate and well portrayed of the Holocaust events. I walked out of there feeling incredibly sad, thankful and as well as informed. It is definitely something you don't want to go to after having ice-cream at your favorite parlor. No, that's not what I did. I would only suggest to NOT going during the weekd...

Submitted by: Beverly W.

I had studied since a young child about the holocaust.  Read many books, but this was an experience you will never forget.  Actually seeing artifacts and films on actually happenings was a learning experience.  I did not have a dry eye and elected to wear my sunglasses most of the time.  The many shoes in the train ca...

Submitted by: Sara L.

An amazing interpretation of the holocaust. I've visited 3 concentration camps and I can honestly say that the replications and images you see here are extremely authentic. If you can't get to an actual camp, this would be the next best place to visit for a heart wrenching display of modern history. The kids exhibit is absolutely amazing, making it easier for a smaller child to understand the impact of the holocaust. This is a MUST SEE, it always free which I love because everyone should have a chance to learn about the holocaust. The memorial at the end is also breathtaking. Last thing: love how they added many "2011" touches such as multiple video stations and many uses of technology. I wouldn't change a t...

Submitted by: Becca C.

I didn't realize just how lucky I was to grow up in the DC area with access to all these museums, until I started traveling to the West Coast.  Nothing compares to the depth, power, and lasting impression of this particular museum.  I'd imagine only standing in actual concentration camps in Europe would be more surreal.  This museum makes it tangible....it's more than the sad images on the occasional Barnes'n'Noble hardback book...more than what a website could do. In the beginning of your visit, you are given a passport of a real person that was affected by the Holocaust.  You take the elevator to the 4th floor and work your way through the exhibits.  The 4th focuses on the events leading upto Nazism and th...

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