United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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Andrea D
Orlando, FL35 contributions
Thanksgiving Trip 2021
Nov 2021 • Family
This is a very impactful museum. You learn a great deal about what happened all over Europe, not just to the Jews but to all the persecuted groups. The museum had excellent crowd control. You had to plan ahead and obtain timed tickets for your group. To take the elevator to the exhibit beginning, they only allowed 3-4 people at a time. There was someone controlling that. I felt very safe as far as COVID protocols.
Written 26 November 2021
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54tomas
Coral Springs, FL388 contributions
A sad experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
Overall it was worth our time, we added to what we knew about the holocaust today. Come prepared to read and stand a lot, the theaters were closed due to Covid. They are following CDC guidelines and that’s comforting. We knew we were in for the gruesome and unforgivable tale of horror the Nazis rained on humanity. None more than Jews endured. We left sad and angry, nothing like this can ever happen again. Never again!
Written 23 November 2021
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Harmonicaharold
Tel Aviv, Israel1,402 contributions
Hatred, evil, suffering, murder, and unimaginable loss.
Oct 2021
This comprehensive memorial museum tells the whole story and is a must. Most of my family were murdered by the Nazis. I never knew my grandparents and numerous family members so this was a bone chilling experience for me. Reliving the horrors through these excellent displays and presentations is unforgettable. I could see how evil and hatred turned human beings into murderers. The suffering is so intense that it is almost impossible to comprehend but alas there are still evil things happening in today's world. Before entering, there are free "Identification Cards" each tells the story of a regular person stripped of his human dignity and killed in the Holocaust.
Written 17 November 2021
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Traveling0623
Magnolia, TX35 contributions
Stop here, informative history
Nov 2021 • Family
Definitely need to make a visit. Amazing museum. It’s sad history but very informative. You can get tickets on their website each morning at 7am. You will be expected to wear a mask.
Written 7 November 2021
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MGQ
Buffalo, NY412 contributions
Scary...Don't Ever Forget!
Oct 2021
A beautiful museum filled with sadness. The story is well-told but there is a lot of reading and watching to do. If you know the history, just take a walk through as we did. You could spend an hour or 3 hours...your chose.
Written 4 November 2021
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC291 contributions
Get A Ticket Before You Go
Nov 2021
Dummy me, I didn't get a ticket and walked over a mile. Be sure to have a ticket before you go to save yourself the walk.
Written 4 November 2021
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RippleManatee
Homosassa, FL251 contributions
Absolutely a "Must" When Visiting DC
Jun 2021
The Holocaust Memorial Museum is a memorial to a horrible history - and it is a must-see memorial as we all need to understand how cruel humans can be. We had our grandchildren with us and they were horrified at the pictures and artifacts that had belonged to children who did not survive and were their approximate ages. We were traveling with the grandchildren for two weeks and this was the most significant experience of their travels.
Written 2 November 2021
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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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