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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
Phone Number: +1 202-488-0400
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A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the...

A memorial and museum detailing the rise of Hitler's Germany and the horrors of World War II.

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Very touching and necessary to see at least once!

The layout was truly amazing I do recommend if you go visit this place please dress respectfully! They did a great job with making you feel like you were there it's super sad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The layout was truly amazing I do recommend if you go visit this place please dress respectfully! They did a great job with making you feel like you were there it's super sad but make you appreciate life today unfortunately... The staff was super friendly and helpful with answering all questions although it's sad to see what happened to all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Makes you realize just how lucky we are in the United States. Often heard of this museum and really happy I took the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Presented with such poise, this glimpse into one of humanities worst moments in history is essential to all visitors of DC. It is a somber & timely reminder of what can occur when power is delivered into the wrong hands. May we never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to museum on a late Thursday afternoon. It was very moving and informative. Staff were great and answered any questions. I knew about the ghettos and labor/extermination camps but did not realize the number of Jewish Communities that were wiped out of existence by the pogroms and the "final solution". The two story glass wall listing each community was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

United States Holocaust Museum I visited the museum in May. This museum has been in my list for some time. The structure itself is simply magnificent and breathtaking. The museum is well designed and divided in different sections by floors. I visited on a Thursday and the lines were not long at all. When you first enter, you can request... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In my opinion it is very important historical museum and would recommend spending at least few hours learning about holocaust. It was very moving experience.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm glad that I visited the museum and now know the true story behind the holocaust . I almost couldn't finish the touch because, I was so emotional. The smell from the shoes is so real .

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Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most moving and powerful museum I have been too. Plan to spend 2.5 - 4 hours here. You should bring tissues, because the content will bring you to tears. You will be engaged from the start, and the museum works through World War II and the Holocaust chronologically. We went on a Friday afternoon and the museum... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is very good. I was impressed with the way the museum is set up, the use of pictures and displays tell the story in a very moving way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In spite of spending most of one afternoon, we were not able to give everything/exhibits the full attention. Much much information to absorb. If this museum is an area of interest for you, please give your schedule a full day here. It is worth every minute of your time. When we return to DC, we will go back and allow... More 

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