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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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Hard to walk through the 4 floors of tragic and horrible history, but important to experience. I've never seen most of the photos and videos. There were hundreds of people walking through, and it was quiet. One thing that stood out for me was the...More
Visited on a Saturday, which was crowded. Probably better during the week.
Excellently laid out. Love the beginning, Daniel’s Story, it really helps to explain the perspective of a child. The history is easy to follow, lots of pictures and extremely moving.
Giving the cards...More
I didn't know what to expect when I took an ID card and was ushered into a very packed elevator. Almost immediately I felt overwhelming emotions as the elevator rattled and I realized they wanted us to feel the experience of being crowded together on...More
I had decided before coming to DC that this museum was a must see. If you are coming during off season you don’t need tickets ahead of time, but just to give you an idea of its popularity, spring/summer 2020 tickets are available online starting...More
Having read extensively about Roosevelt and WWII I didn’t learn anything new but the experience and images at the museum are unforgettable. Everyone should go through this museum to remind them of the evil that can exist and to appreciate the good in the world...More
We were in DC years ago with our daughters and they were too young to understand or go to the Holocaust Museum.
We were able to go this fall and it was so eye opening. I left with a new understanding and resolve in my...More
An 8 hour tour of DC generally does not have time for the Holocaust. I think the US Capitol tour is more important. If you have children less tha age 13 you might consider doing just Daniel’s Story at the Holocaust which... More
An 8 hour tour of DC generally does not have time for the Holocaust. I think the US Capitol tour is more important. If you have children less tha age 13 you might consider doing just Daniel’s Story at the Holocaust which take 20-30 minutes.
From what I recall there is a children’s area on the ground floor. But as already advised it is good to talk with the child first. Let them know what to expect. I’m in my sixties and found it very emotional and draining... More
From what I recall there is a children’s area on the ground floor. But as already advised it is good to talk with the child first. Let them know what to expect. I’m in my sixties and found it very emotional and draining. After all we are talking about the murder of millions of innocent people. In my family’s case, dad was a British soldier who liberated one of the extermination camps. The reality of the horror effected him his entire life. I found though that the museum curator/s have been aware of the overwhelming sadness such information could generate and have taken great lengths to present the information sensitively.