United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
4.5
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
About
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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Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Smithsonian • 5 min walk
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Rick R
1 contribution
Don't Believe Trip Advisor!
Oct 2021 • Solo
Information section is completely wrong. You need a ticket just to get in the building and there's very few for walk ups. Check the Museums actual page first.
Written 23 October 2021
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Jacob G
Cherry Hills Village, CO122 contributions
No admission, while every other museum is already open.
Oct 2021
While all Mall museums are open with masks, this one turned us away. The description on TripAdvisor is wrong, tickets ARE required, and they are gone weeks in advance. They tell you to log in at 7am to get a timed pass for the day, but either the number of slots is tiny or it's a lie, just got up early for nothing.

This is insulting. I was one of the many small donors who contributed to building this place. Can't even show it to my daughter.
Written 23 October 2021
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Penny B
1 contribution
Rude staff
Dec 2020 • Family
Rude staff. Told had to stand in the rain when I got there early for my appointed time, could not even be close to wall of museum. Told had to stand apart from my daughter when looking at exhibits, even after telling the guard that I was with my daughter, other couples or families were not even approached. If they did not want people there they should have been shut. Stay away from here
Written 4 October 2021
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Jim R
Bellingham, WA307 contributions
Graphic Must See Exhibit
Sep 2021
This exhibit is extremely well done and a graphic reminder of how humans can both treat each other and also look the other way and fail to help each other. Well worth a couple hours.
Written 30 September 2021
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Christy A
Davenport, IA94 contributions
Reserve a ticket online!
Sep 2021 • Couples
I surprised my husband with a 4-day trip to DC for his 65th birthday. I had been there before and told him we needed to save the Holocaust Museum for our last day because it is so poignant and unforgettable. We arrived just as the museum opened at 10 am and we’re told we could not get in until 3 pm. Our flight home was at 2:00 pm! So sad to say but I could not get him into the museum. Please make sure you reserve your ticket many days before you plan on attending due to limited attendance due to COVID.
Written 20 September 2021
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R8685XTmanuelp
5 contributions
Very moving and educational experience
Sep 2021
A very educational, emotional and eye opening exhibit. Highly recommended. Really brings home as much as possible to what it must have been like for the millions of people who experienced this horrendous atrocity to human beings. Very tragic.
Written 12 September 2021
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Kayla K
Naples, FL64 contributions
Great learning experience
Sep 2021 • Family
Bring your tissue! Great learning experience for all ages. The raw videos and pictures in there are so sad. We all have learned about and heard about the Holocaust, but being here really opens your eyes to what they really endured. I did not expect to cry as much as I did.
Written 7 September 2021
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Kelly D
Tampa, FL107 contributions
Outstanding
Sep 2021 • Solo
Powerful and moving. This museum is amazing. The exhibit takes you from before WW 2 through the war and to liberation. The information is presented well and paced well also, creating a great flow.

Even if you’ve visited places such as the Anne Frank House, or other Holocaust museums, you will still gain a lot from this experience. Must do in DC.
Written 5 September 2021
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Kathleen S
Portsmouth, VA53 contributions
Unbelievable- informative
Aug 2021
WOW, what a heart felt story it conveys. Staff and security was great and helpful. Displays well done
Written 30 August 2021
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Daniel D
Southport, NC94 contributions
Outstanding Display
Aug 2021
Very well done display about this sad pat of our history. Highly recommended but not for families with yound children.
Written 22 August 2021
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