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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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Reviewed today via mobile

The museum is very important for humanity. There have been many genocides in the world and it is a must to have this kind of museums if we want to live in a better world. Unfortunately genocides are kind of political toys in the hands...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my students on a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in D.C. Absolutely takes your breath away as they give you an up close personal view of the experiences of people in the Holocaust. Incredible experience! They really touch on all of your senses,...More

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Very solemn tour. I recommend you get tickets online because they only let so many people in at a time due to the way the museum is set up. Tickets are free but there is a small charge for reserving online. We had actually visited...More

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This museum serves to remind the world of the horrors of the Holocaust. There's lots to read and see and it can get monotonous, but I'm sure no one will ever forget their visit here

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wordy but has a great curation of stories and images. Very well-laid out. Somber visit. Can spend about 3-3.5 hours if you have the time.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The brutality of the Nazi regime is astonishing. The fact that this all took place less than 80 years ago is numbing to us. The museum does a fantastic job laying out the chronology of this 12 year nightmare flawlessly. It is crowded at times...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times and each feels like the first. So much information to support learning about this tragic event in world history. A must-see for anyone who is interested in history or social justice. Definitely an experience that forces you to reflect on...More

Thank Natnik99
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very emotional place to experience. Would visit over and over again. They do a fantastic job explaining the horror of the Holocaust. Never Forget!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We appreciated the presentation of the horror of the Holocaust. The museum was aptly dark, filled with information.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is very well planned out, so that each visitor is guided through the story of The Holocaust. Beginning with the history of Germany post WWI, the museum showcases topics such as: Hitler's rise to power; the mistreatment of Jews and other minorities in...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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Response from gbwcs | Reviewed this property |
we went during the winter.
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Response from CarsonWorldwide | Reviewed this property |
Weekends during Cherry Blossom Festival time (now) is always crowded line because of security check in. If you have passes to see private exhibition (free) there will be no line there but getting into the building with... More
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