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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
+1 202-488-0400
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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 Museum's Permanent Exhibition, which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. Exhibitions Include: Permanent Exhibition: The Holocaust Spanning three floors, the self-guided Permanent Exhibition presents a narrative history of the Holocaust and features historical artifacts, photographs, and film footage. Personal objects and the concluding eyewitness testimonies highlight the stories of individuals. Recommended for ages 11 or older. The Portal: A Real-Time Conversation with People Forced to Flee Persecution The Shared Studios Portal allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with someone in another part of the world-as if you are standing in the same room. Through this installation, visitors will be able to converse in real time with displaced persons or refugees in Iraq, Jordan, and Germany Remember the Children: Daniel's Story Representing the experiences of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, "Daniel" narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 or older. Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust addresses one of the central questions about the Holocaust: How was it possible? The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators' dependence on countless others for the execution of Nazi racial policies. Within Nazi Germany and across German-dominated Europe, circles of collaboration and complicity rippled throughout governments and societies wherever victims of persecution and mass murder lived.
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100 Raoul Wallenberg Plaza SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2126
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+1 202-488-0400
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Reviewed yesterday

This is my second visit to this museum and it continues to be impactful. Every American needs to learn the lessons shared in this museum.

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Reviewed yesterday

We've been here before but always a 'must see' yet 'very horrific' account of what people endured. Information is available at the desk prior to entering the area to take the elevators up for the beginning of the exhibit. Everyone takes a card of a...More

Thank Gr8BrdLovr
Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Anne Frank House in the Netherlands and have been to Dachau. I knew this was going to be a good Museum, but it far exceeded my expectations. If you only have time to see two or three of the Museums in...More

Thank butchartd
Reviewed yesterday

This is hands down the most moving museum I have ever visited. Everything is well done and the flow of the exhibits mes it such that you don't miss anything. Make sure to reserve your time on their ticketing site, and block off at least...More

Thank GAGirl2216
Reviewed 2 days ago

The documentation, artifacts, pictures, and movies are quite revealing...mankind and evil at their worst. This self-guided tour offers a good chronology of actual places and events. Most definitely the quietest museum in D.C. for obvious reasons. This is a portion of world history that we...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m glad we got to go through the museum. It was a little crowded when we first walked in, but it got better as people spread out. There were many facts, stories, videos, artifacts... very well done.

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, the lay out of this museum if really poor. We found out after looking at pictures on TA that we missed several exhibits. It was so crowded and hard to find your way around. So maybe if we'd seen the whole museum I'd...More

Thank petunia2030
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I toured the museum. The front desk was very informative and helpful. The information and pictures were very moving. We would recommend this to anyone visiting DC.

Thank Rylans-Poppa
Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits draw you in to the human experience and suffering in ways that later permit you to comment in a personal way on this ineffably terrible episode in history.

Thank Stephany_10
Reviewed 2 days ago

I liked the museum but my son thought it was lacking. I'm a masters level historian and my son is 20 years old. He's very artifact oriented and, while there are artifacts, this museum relies heavily on stories, words and pictures. It's more of a...More

Thank luckyguy1962
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
We went at the end of August last year on a whim without any advance tickets and we're able to get in with the very next group. If you know an exact time that you will visit order tickets. Allow yourself a bit of extra time... More
Stacy G
27 September 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, We do have a cafeteria where our visitors can take a break and eat. However, it is not attached to our Museum. It is located on the 15th street plaza. Best, USHMM
8 August 2017|
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Response from USHMM_Representative | Property representative |
Hello, Tickets are not required for entrance to the Permanent Exhibition September through February. All the Best, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum