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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 via mobile

The Holocaust Museum is a must -see for every adult. Plan your visit when you can take your time to read and view and reflect on what you are seeing. My husband and I visited on a Saturday in September, arriving about 11 am. Realizing...More

Thank GaGirlWalking
Reviewed yesterday

Very well done. The first room that you enter (floor 4) has WAY too much text to read and take in. It causes many traffic jams and the room does not flow well. The rest of the permanent exhibit is very well done and it...More

Thank WPLandry
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make this a first stop of the day to get your tour times early. I suggest some pre-visit prepping for younger teens so they understand the gravity of the exhibits.

Thank Deborah109
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not suited for young children. The atmosphere of the museum is very solemn and somber to the point that it will make you sad. Collection is very extensive and whole museum is very well made. They start of the exhibit by asking you take an...More

Thank Erm106
Reviewed 2 days ago

You know what happened. Yet to see the films, hear from the people who experienced it and watch what they endured is almost too much. But you come away knowing we must be vigilant to insure Nationalist tyrants never rise again. Highly recommended! Two complaints:...More

Thank CHARLESHOrlando
Reviewed 3 days ago

its very amazing you should go there to do some awesome things. It was big and everything inside the museum was awesome.

Thank hahasavaage
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would strongly recommend booking tickets online in advance to avoid waiting in long lines (especially just to find out that they have exceeded their daily capacity). Although you will no doubt leave depressed (or at least you should), this museum is really a must-visit...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I left breathless and silent. In some way, my attitude changed and I felt more blessed then ever. Spend at least 2 hours here and take it all in.

1  Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another Free Museum but very sad .You soon get involved in how those poor people suffered and it just make you feel how lucky we are and how all those poor people went through hell.

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an emotional and educational museum. It is hard to see some of the exhibits. Not sure I would take young children.

Thank Joroddenberry
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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
Julie T
24 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
Hope you get some good answers;because we stayed in town and used Metro,Uber and walked plenty. On street parking nearby(OhioDrSw;Basin)is free but absolutely strict on 2hr limit, the ticket is expensive and you probably... More
Lee B
9 July 2017|
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Response from KdeBz | Reviewed this property |
I think it is for the main exhibit and you can look around the main entrance, cafe, gift shop, and exhibit on the Cambodian war.