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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...more
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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

I believe it's important for everyone to be aware of this horrible part of our history, even though it's difficult to see what so many people had to go through, and how many innocent people were tortured and murdered. Unfortunately, this really happened, and we...More

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are going in May or in the summer, try to get to the Museum when it opens at 10 a.m. Right now there are a lot of school groups. America and the Holocaust is a special exhibit and I highly recommend it.

Thank jackie g
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Reviewed yesterday

A museum that everyone should see whilst in Washington DC. There is so much to take in and plenty of detailed information and videos on display. You need to get a ticket in advance for the main exhibition, which are free (though there is a...More

Thank Camilla C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

“Must see” on a visit to Washington. Gives a very poignant view of Americans’ attitude at the time as to whether to become engaged in the the Second World War and whether the timing of this entry could have had an impact on the genocide...More

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we went there were dozens of school kids there but well behaved. I'm glad that they are being taken to it and hope they will come away better informed. When I was at school age it was never talked about although we knew a...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Is this the most informative or impressive Holocaust museums I've visited? No. But it has a lot of information and you can learn and experience a lot, and it's worth a visit if it's your first visit to DC or if you haven't been to...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly an amazing and eyeopening experience at the USHMM. Plenty of incredible detailed exhibits and movies. Definitely a MUST for D.C. I would recommend making sure to dedicate 3 hours of your day in order to be able to go through the entire museum.

Thank Marcelle M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It took us 4 hours to go through the museum. There was so much information about the horrible way the Jewish community was killed by this tyrant. A must see so that this will never happen again.

Thank Joyce1927
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is not much to see in this museum. My wife is wheelchair bound and we did it in less than 2 hours. Syria info on third floor. A childrens exhibit on first floor. Basement had info on the US and how US and allies...More

Thank dlhort1955
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit. Couldn't get all the way through the first time. If you are looking for a "good time", this isn't it. If you are looking for meaningful, informative, beautifully told, and a memory to tuck into your soul for all time,...More

Thank Deb W
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Missy G
29 April 2018|
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Response from George J | Reviewed this property |
The graphic pictures are hidden behind taller walls so smaller children can not see. It takes time to work through the museum and younger children would not understand and might get bored. There will have to be a... More
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zm02009
I am trying to go to the museum on a Sunday during the Cherry Blossom festival. No tickets are available online at this time. I am a 3 hour drive away and I will be bringing a handicapped person who needs a wheelchair with me on this trip. I understand the need to wait in line for security and/or tickets but I will have to park the car in a garage after dropping off the handicapped person to wait in line. I can't just wait for tickets, be told to come back hours later because of the person in the wheelchair. I have been to the museum and the Cherry Blossom festival myself many times but I was hoping to take the 80 year old because it is on her bucket list. Any way of getting tickets for sure? I have emailed the museum and I am hoping to get up at 6 am and secure tickets for the same day entry.
10 April 2018|
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Response from Fiorfa227 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest getting up early 6am and going online immediately. I did that and got tickets. They truly open at 6am. I was on 2 min earlier and it wouldn’t take. By 6:13 it was sold out. Also, make sure you have your... More
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Victoria W
3 April 2018|
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we went during the winter.
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